Monday, 28 April 2014

Some Mini Crochet Bunting

  It was Louisa's birthday last week. The day before I got it in my head that I would make her a mini crochet banner of bunting. It took me ages to get the size/increases right and I eventually ran out of time. I would like to put her name on each piece but didn't have time to think how I would do it for her. Maybe French knots or tacking some chunky wool...?

We have too many rabbits!!! Miffy, however is such a cutie and will let you do anything to him. If he was a house rabbit then I think he would have been amazing.

I did however mange to make a pair of wrist warmers for Louisa for her birthday. These were made with the softest merino wool but I adapted the pattern for 4ply and it made it so much more detailed, which I prefer Also love this pale blue colour.

Bought some new things for the kitchen. These measuring spoons & cups are from Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell and I love everything in her range. They had been on my wish list for quite a while so I am chuffed to bits I've got them. So gorgeous.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Crocheting Motifs but not much else...!


I can't seem to concentrate on much lately, cross-stitch is pretty much a no -go area, as is knitting. It just seems to be too much hard work. Is anybody else like that at the mo?
I have been playing at some easy crochet as you can see and I really enjoyed doing the large motif/doily. I used one of the few remaining balls of thread left from my Grans stash, the colour is so delicate and soft, it was a joy to use. There is still some left which is good. You must still be able to get this type of thread, its just that I haven't seen it. You can't see from the picture but it looks like that elasticated thread you used to be able to buy from Woolworths. I always used it when I was making clothes for my dolls all those years ago. The other two flower motif pictures are done in DK wool but you just don't get the stitch definition you get from the thinner thread.
About two years ago I made a large crochet blanket during the summer holidays. We use it in the winter as a throw and as it is 100percent wool it is lovely and warm. Slight confession here, I still haven't weaved in all the ends, and as it is wool they are starting to felt. It hasn't ever been a problem before as we always use it right side up. However, it is annoying and I can't believe I've left it this long. I'm also thinking that if I don't get on with it soon I won't be able to get them done at all. Maybe that can be my "can't be bothered with anything else" project this week! 

Crochet Flower Coasters

 ...just playing around with a few ideas today...x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Noodles - the finger knitted scarf

Busy knitting by fingers a noodle-like scarf. Its amazingly quick and a lot of fun. You knit metres of this and then you fold & sew these strips together to form either a snood or cowl.
Nearly finished!


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