The canoe paddles and the tiki torches--well, I'm truly surprised that they came out so well. I can't draw, so I googled real photographs of torches and oars on the internet, printed them out, and traced them. You have to compensate if you can't draw. I think they came out pretty good! They're actually identifiable as the objects they were intended to be.
I realize I haven't posted much knitting lately, so here's some Jaywalkers for you knitters out there. These are made from KnitPicks Essential sock yarn in "Pebble". I love this pattern. They're a little snug on my legs, but they stay up well. Definitely a pattern I'll do again.
Reminder: the drawing for the Happy Hula Hut giveaway is this Tuesday at midnight! Enter by leaving a comment under the "A Very Happy Hula Hut Day" post. Good luck!