Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pillow Pal Triceratops

Next to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Triceratops is the most recognizable animal from the dinosaur era.



This sweet little Tri loves to watch cartoons in the morning and whole grain cereals with his tiny human friend.  His favorite, so I am told, is Honey Nut Cheerios!  



The Triceratops Pillow Pal was requested by a very special little man who is battling Burkitt Lymphoma,  a bi-product of Children's HIV.  An estimated 2.5 million children around the world are living with HIV/AIDs, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (JNAIDS) "2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic."
The 6th Little Pillow Pal pattern, Triceratops, contains 9 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs to help you bring this 16 inch friend to life.  
To complete this pattern, it is expected that you already know how to crochet using slip stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, as well as double crochet stitches. You should also know how to crochet in the round, crochet in rows, crochet using a “chain start”, crochet an opening closed as well as how to increase and decrease crochet stitches.




Purchase Pillow Pal Triceratops on Etsy.com

** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0886 Blue, 0245 Orange, 0365 Coffee (eyes only) and 0235 Lemon
poly-fil fiberfill 
Size US H6/5.00mm Crochet Hook 
Crochet Needle for sewing 
Long Straight Pins for positioning

This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Keiko : MY Killer Whale

On yesterday, I briefly introduced you to Keiko, MY Killer Whale
So it only proper to give him a formal introduction today!

My Killer Whale was having so much fun tonight at the beach, playing on the rocks, entertaining the children who were there trying to find relief from the heat and the humidity...
well, he almost forgot he had to come back home with me.
Instead, be began to go back out to the deep blue sea...



a few pounds heavier, from swallowing a few gallons of ocean water (I suppose) and a whole lot saltier than when we left, Keiko is back home safe and sound... and ready for his NEXT adventure.. with you!
Keiko, my Killer Whale, is a big boy!!  This pattern contains 11 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and photo tutorials to help you bring this nearly 24 inch friend to life.  And did I mention he looks really great with his friends Chum, the Great White Shark and Halfpenni the Hammerhead Shark?
To complete this pattern, it is expected that you already know how to crochet using single crochet stitches as well as half double crochet stitches.  You should also know how to crochet in the round, crochet in rows, crochet in the end of rows, crochet using a "chain start", crochet in the round, as well as how to crochet an opening closed.



Keiko, would love to play with your little one or help them learn the mysteries of the ocean.  Create your own Killer Whale and create a unique friend today.



Purchase Keiko, My Killer Whale on Etsy.com
** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0311 White and 0312 Black
Size US 7/4.50mm crochet hook
poly-fil fiberfill
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Preview & Tribute

I slipped on a windbreaker and headed down the hall. Running footsteps came up behind me. I was pretty sure who they belonged to. “I know you too well,” she said, catching up with me.” “What’s really wrong?”
I hesitated. “Well, I don’t know how this sounds, but I saw a picture today in the papers. A dolphin had drowned in a fishing net. From the way its body was tangled in the lines, you could read so much agony. Its eyes were vacant, yes there was still that smile, the one dolphins never lose, even when they die…” My voice trailed off.
She put her hand lightly in mine. “I know. I know.”
“No, you don’t know all of it yet. It’s not just that I felt sad, or had to face the fact that an innocent being had died. Dolphins love to dance—of all the creatures in the sea, that’s their mark. Asking nothing from us, they cavort in the waves while we marvel. They race ahead of ships, not to get there first but to tell us, ‘It’s all meant to be play. Keep to your course, but dance while you do it.’
“So there I was, in the middle of rehearsal, and I thought. ‘They’re killing a dance.’ And then it seemed only right to stop. I can’t keep the dance from being killed, but at least I can pause in memory, as one dancer to another. Does that make any sense?”
©2010 Getty Images/SeaWorld/CNN

I have always been fascinated by this planet's beautiful creatures and often wondered how they view "us".  Perhaps mostly, (and sadly), they see us as an invader into their own environment as "we" continue to progress in ours.  


©1987 Michael Jackson - Visit to Japan

Anyone who is as old as me, remembers seeing the movie Free Willy for the first time - released in 1993 by Warner Brothers.  The story is about a troubled whale taken from his ocean family and an even more troubled boy - both missing something and both finding 'that something' within one another.  
It is a heartwarming story, with 'victory' and happy endings all around - with almost everyone I knew, wishing that THEY could touch and play with a Killer Whale.  It looked fun and exciting... and oh, if only they made backyard pools big enough!
Sadly, that wasn't the a real story - just a Hollywood glamorization... in real life, while "Willy" was eventually 'freed', it didn't have such a happy ending.

This year's tribute is to honor two magnificent beings that I have been blessed to share my time on this Earth with.  Each having it's life restricted, while being admired for their entertainment value and beauty.


Save me
Heal me and bathe me
Softly you say to me
I will be there
But will you be there?

Feed me
Feed me and soothe me
When I'm lonely and hungry
Will you still share?
Will you still care?

Nurse me
Soothe me, don't leave me
When I'm hurting and bleeding
Bruised and bare
Will you still care?

Kiss me
Face me and kiss me
And when my heart is breaking
Will you still care?
Will you be there?

Lift me
Lift me up carefully
I'm weary and falling
I know you're there
But do you still care?
Dancing the Dream (a book of poems and reflections)
©1992 Michael Jackson/Doubleday


©2012 duwendemusic/Michael Jackson's : "Will You Be There" (acappella)

Keiko, my Killer Whale, will be released soon (goal is June 25th) - it is my deepest wish that the beauty of these creatures and the story about a 'longing to be free' inspires you to have a voice for the voiceless.  All the beautiful creatures we share this Earth with, need and deserve our respect, nurturing, protection and advocation.  




Until we learn this, we are no more superior to our animal counterparts, than a rock is to the dirt it rests upon.

Edit:  I received a message asking why I was talking about dolphins but releasing a pattern for an Orca.. simple.. Killer Whales/Orcas ARE Dolphins...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ready 4 Summer - Roarin' Roland

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba 
(Here comes a lion, Father)
Sithi uhm ingonyama 
(Oh yes, it's a lion)
 Intro to The Lion King/Circle of Life
© 1994 Tim Rice/Disney Films

and oh yes, it IS a lion!
I love lions.  I have adopted 2!  No, not stuffed animals - but two living, breathing (retired/surrendered) lions :)  Oh come on, that surprises you?  

And while not everyone may choose to enjoy the BIG kitties, almost everyone still love the plush ones.  Their very name suggests authority and their feline attributes just make them appear just so sweet and cuddly!  I can't help but to be inspired by and in love with these big purr-bags!

and with that, I introduce you to Roland!


He is ready to roar his way into your heart and go on many adventures with your little one this summer - keeping him or her safe from harm: of course.  After all, who wants to tangle with a lion?
Roarin' Roland, the lion cub, is an "Intermediate" pattern due to it's use of Loop Stitches in the mane and tail.  This pattern contains 11 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs to help you bring this 22 inch friend to life.
To complete this pattern, it is expected that you already know how to crochet using single crochet stitches as well as loop stitches.  You should also know how to change colors, crochet in the round, crochet in rows as well as how to crochet in the end of rows.



This adorable little cub can be made as pictured in the model, with the variegated yarn listed in materials  - or get creative with his colorings and use what you already have in your yarn bin, alternating between several colors to give your lion a distinct look all his own!



Purchase Roarin Roland on Etsy.com
** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0320 Cornmeal, 0313 Aran, 0311 White, 0256 Carrot, 0792 Sandy Print and 0365 Coffee
Size US 7/4.50mm crochet hook
poly-fil fiberfill
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.


Roarin Roland was inspired by the life of Roland Hayes
Roarin Roland - original concept/copyright 2012/Published Copyright 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Yeah, I'm up.. I'm Up!!!!


WOW!  It's June already???

I've begun once again, after a medical hiatus, to re-imagine, re-define and finalize some patterns which you've not yet seen.  
Several have already been put into 'testing' and returned for final revisions..
Continue to watch and enjoy in the fun of the fiberlicious doodles that are forthcoming and a few "surprises" including a 'giveaway' just in time for the holiday season!

(what do you mean you're not thinking of Christmas yet?! it's only 29 weeks away!!)