Friday: Finish and Photos

{Thank you very much for the kind comments and emails on my last post. I'm slowly working through responding to them...}

It's FRIDAY!!! Did this week seem exceptionally long to anyone else or was that just me?! 

Anyhoo... Let's end the week on a high note with some cute photos and a project finish, shall we?! 

First up, Easter. 

It started with another Scavenger Hunt by EB {Easter Bunny} himself. The clues had the boys running up and down stairs—and even outside—to track down their baskets.

Spencer reads the first clue as Milo eats the cookie crumbs left by the bunny. 


Spencer reads the first clue as Milo eats the cookie crumbs left by the bunny. 

This is the first year that Spencer read the clues all by himself. Which was so weird!


This is the first year that Spencer read the clues all by himself. Which was so weird!

 
 
Some clues were frustrating. 


Some clues were frustrating. 

Found them! 


Found them! 

Milo got right down to business... as did Spencer...


Milo got right down to business... as did Spencer...

After the baskets were found... it was time to get dressed in our Easter clothes. And since we were all dressed up... might as well take a few pictures, right!? 

And then, when I turned my back... a few selfies were taken...


And then, just when it couldn't get any crazier... the cousins arrived and the crazy went up a level. First order of business... group photo! 

Once the photos were done, it was time for brunch. And while everyone was busy eating, the bunny snuck back and hid some eggs around the yard. Luckily, it was one of the warmer days we have had and boys didn't need parkas to search their eggs out! 

"Charge!"


"Charge!"

Loot. Please note that he upgraded from his hunt basket to a shopping bag. Only S. At least he has shared his candy with the rest of the family... right?!


Loot. Please note that he upgraded from his hunt basket to a shopping bag. Only S. At least he has shared his candy with the rest of the family... right?!

Milo's preferred hunt method: Find egg, eat candy, leave egg behind.


Milo's preferred hunt method: Find egg, eat candy, leave egg behind.

Cousin L thought that Milo had the right idea. ;-) 


Cousin L thought that Milo had the right idea. ;-) 

This picture cracks me up. It's one of my faves from the day!


This picture cracks me up. It's one of my faves from the day!

And shortly after this photo, the sugar hit and no more photos were taken. Ha! 


Now... onto the "Finish" part of this post. In fact... you might have picked up on it above! 

Last month, my sister-in-law mentioned wanting a bunny hat for her youngest... well, I couldn't resist the challenge! It wasn't until right before Easter that it all came together though. I knew I wanted to crochet it since I find crochet quicker than knitting... but I don't love seeing my crochet stitches since they aren't as even as my knit stitches. (Yet.) Then I discovered fuzzy yarn and—BAM!—problem solved. 

It was a late night finish. So, bad light.


It was a late night finish. So, bad light.

I found a free pattern that I used to base my hat off of, and it luckily came together pretty quickly. I used a curious little monkey for general size and shaping since I wouldn't see the intended recipient until Easter day. (And the sizing was actually a little off. So like any good hostess, I got my hook and yarn out, and sat in the corner... ignoring everyone... to crochet on two more rounds. It was worth it though! Disclaimer: these images are pre-fix.)

Project Details:
Pattern: Loosely based off this pattern
Yarn: Stash white yarn paired with "Buttercup" from Red Heart, gray yarn from my stash
Hooks: N for the white, J for the gray
Size: I think it's sized for a 1yo-2yo

Don't you just want to gobble him down?! Yeah, me too. 

I managed one last photo, post-fix, of the hat: 

At the beginning of this year, I set out a challenge for myself to complete 15 projects in 2015. This is project 1 of 15.