Wednesday, January 7, 2015

First Baby Guinea Pig Completed

Why am I crocheting a baby guinea pig, you ask?  WELL.. my only daughter, Amy, had two adorable daughters whom I love very much.  I was in grandma heaven and visited often to help out my daughter and bond with my little darlings.  They lived just 40 minutes away.  THEN.. 3 1/2 years ago they moved to Ohio to be near her husband's family.  3000 miles away.  I am broken hearted that I only get to see my girls about once a year.  Several days ago my oldest granddaughter, Jenna, emailed me and asked if I would crochet a baby guinea pig for her.  Well, of course my little darling!  She even sent a link to a pattern.  I went to Craft Warehouse to find some white and black fuzzy yarn and found just the thing in a alpaca blend.  Here is the first completed piggie.


This yarn is so soft and wonderful.. but I have to say, the black is DIFFICULT to crochet as I can only do it in the bright light of day as it's VERY hard to see the stitches and count them.  This is the head and front legs and the beginning of the back end.


The two models.. the next one will be a challenge with the way the white stripes the face.  I am making "babies" for both of their real guinea pigs.


Here is the pig sans ears and back legs.  It is actually about the size of a real egg!


Done.. with ears and back legs!  :-)


I think it turned out pretty life-like, don't you?  MEEP MEEP!  Next up to make the 2nd one and then box up these babies and have them fly to Ohio.  I can't wait to see how the girls like them.  :-)


As we drove out beside the Columbia River yesterday after shopping at Costco, Mt. Hood was looking quite beautiful.  This is a zoomed in iPhone photo and is pretty awful in clarity - but I thought you'd be able to get an idea how pretty it was.


As we exited the freeway at Troutdale, this was what we saw.  This was also taken with the iPhone.. but I think it turned out pretty nice!  I love that the water tower is silhouetted against the sky.  


I just had to show you this lantern and tell you the story of it.  My blog friend Nicole and the Bee showed her family's holiday table all set up for a feast and I saw these REALLY COOL porcelain lanterns on the table.  (Click on her link and scroll down to see her table)  I mentioned in my comment how I loved them, and I tried to find some on the 'net, but had no luck.  So, she did some research and found some for me!!  How sweet is that?  This arrived and I've lit it each night, even though it's for Christmas!  LOL!  Thank you, Nicole!  


Well, I better wrap this up and pack my swim bag.  I'm meeting Gracie and Taci for lunch and then Gracie and I will head off to swim.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

25 comments:

  1. That last photo is very charming and how good Nicole found the source for you. I grab my swim bag three times a week, that is fun exercise, I see you enjoy it too. Those baby guinea pigs you made are adorable and very life like.

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  2. Teresa, The guinea pig is sooo cute. Love the details, I have made them but without the back legs! The girls will love them for sure. Beautiful photos and Santa too!
    xoRobin

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  3. The girls will adore those guinea pig babies. The one you finished looks so real I can almost hear it. I am SO jealous that you girls met for lunch. I miss you all. I just gave two of those little candle lamps to the Goodwill last week!! I wish I knew you wanted them. I've been trying to clear out some things around here. So sad. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Love the guinea pig. I can't imagine working on that black. I know your girls will love them. I always love the photos of your area. Hope you had a great swim and lunch with Gracie and Taci.
    Hugs, Sharon

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  5. Cute guinea pigs. Love your photos of Mt. Hood and the lovely sky. It has been quite foggy here these past two days, Fri to finally clear up. Take care!!😜

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  6. It was so much fun to admire and pet Jenna's little guinea pig today, Teresa. I especially love the sunset photo you took...gorgeous!!! And the Santa lamp is a neat design as well. I'm glad you were able to find one. Hope you got some good photos of Mt. Hood today. Love to you and Dayle xx

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  7. Awww Teresa that is so very cute and reaally life like. How clever you are. I had guinea pigs as a child and used to breed them.....they are such adorable social little creatures. Enjoy your swim x

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  8. The guinea pigs are adorable, a real delight I am sure your Grandaughters will love them. Love the photos such a beautiful place to live stunning skies.

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  9. Those guinea pigs are just too cute ~ I'm sure that your grandaughters will love them. The latern is also fab ~ I bought myself one from the German Christmas market in Edinburgh ~ mine has the Edinburgh sky line on it. They don't look like much in the daylight but when they are lit in the dark they are beautiful :O)x

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  10. The baby guniea pig looks very realistic! I know what you mean about working with black - I can only do it in good daylight now. Love your photos of Mt. Hood and the sky.

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  11. Well done on the guinea pig! The sky is beautiful!

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  12. They are so cute Teresa. Super photos of local scenery. Hope you all had lovely lunch and you and Gracie enjoyed your swim. X

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  13. Perfect guinea pigs. You are a wonderful Grandma!!! Hurry now to Ohio little creatures

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  14. Your grand daughters will love them. How they must be thinking of you to ask you to make them. We stand together as Grandmas who miss their gorgeous grandchildren x x

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  15. Excellent guinea pig, take it from one who knows. They will no doubt be delighted with them. Beautiful photos, Mt Hood is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy lunch and your swim Teresa. CJ xx

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  16. Oh I so love that she sent the link to the pattern she wanted. I know she will love him, he's very cute. The picture with the sky and the water tower is awesome. :) That was so very nice of your bloggy friend to send that to you. Bloggy friends are truly the best! Wishing you a most lovely day. :)

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  17. Awww, no one needs a reason to crochet guinea pigs, they are cute!!

    Yayy!!! I love your tea light holder, it's Santa!!! We'll have them out again next year and you can appreciate yours for the whole month :-) Yippeeee

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  18. Cute guinea pigs and those girls will LOVE them xoxo

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  19. Your little guinea pig is absolutely adorable! Your granddaughters are going to be so excited! :D Love the pic of Mt. Hood and the sky pic! Thanks for sharing! :) Also, thanks for responding to my question about the bag lining. :)

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  20. That little guinea pig is just SO cute. I.bet you get orders for a few more like that. Love the pic of the view from freeway at Troutdale. Fabulous clouds. I'm without Internet at the moment and am using my phone as a hotspot so I'd better get off this now before I use up all my data. xox

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  21. Oh, how cute! What a nice thing to do. I think all of your grandchildren would enjoy having them. I love that you take the time to make things for them.

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  22. Your guinea pig is so sweet and cute! I know a lot of children who would love one of these...and some grown ups too!
    Helen xox

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  23. The little guinea pig turned out so well---he's adorable! Beautiful sky photo--love the colors!
    Blessings, Aimee

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  24. That lantern is so beautiful! And your guinea pigs so sweet. I love that your grand daughter sent you a link to the pattern and asked if you could make them. They will be so excited to receive them. Best wishes, Tammy

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  25. You did a fantastic job with that little guinea pig, she is adorable. Now on to number two! I know you muss your girls, and I know they miss you too!
    Meredith

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