Monday, 29 December 2008

Red Riding Hood Scarf

This was supposed to come out completely different.

Unplanned additions: fringes and ribbon.
Planned additions that were not added: granny squares sewn on to the ends.

That's why it's a little short. The granny squares were suppposed to lengthen it. But this wool was not cooperating with the crochet needle, I'm afraid. It's a nice warm wool, a nice and thick scarf. All done in simple knit stitch. Nothing fancy.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Pom pom wreath

I'm sure Sis is going to think it's garish (and she's probably right) but I love it. The next one will be more colour coordinated, I swear!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Recent Projects

I have started knitting again. I haven't done it since I was a child. I sort of lost interest because I wasn't very good at it, but I felt like a nice thick scarf and I realized I couldn't get what I wanted from crochet (But I still love you, Crochet!) So I bought some nice thick yarn and some new knitting needles and saw a few tutorials on youtube and this is what I have at the moment:

It's a nice bluish colour. I have some ideas for how to finish it off, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. For now, just the knitting is fine.

Hexagon Blanket II:

It's already adorning the sofa and looks great. But isn't finished yet. There are quite a lot of hexagons to get through yet.

A new x-mas ornament:

This was an experiment. Actually, I have quite a few experiments, but this was the one that came out the best. I want to make a few more, but at the moment, crafting is at a minimum. I am in study mode.
Well, I'm in semi-study mode. I can't seem to hit the books. I hate Economics and it's difficult to study something you loathe...

Friday, 21 November 2008

*Someone* wants a Hexagon blanket for Christmas

But this baby is all mine! It also takes a loooong time and a lot of wool just to get a small lap rug, which is more or less how big this is at the moment. I want to make this into a large blanket, but I think it will take me well into the new year.

I'm using really cheap wool, so the quality's not all that good, but it's ok for me (actually, it's for Sis, but it stays in the family!). I am also stitching all the hexagons instead of crocheting them together. It takes up more time, but it means I don't have to carry around the whole blanket with me and gives me more freedom to move the hexagons around as I like.

Monday, 22 September 2008

My new dolly

I'm quite happy with her. Even if she does have an egg-head! But her suit came out so cute. She looks like an executive, ready to do the job!

I hope no one notices she has one leg shorter than the other!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

New stuff

Don't feel like writing, but...

The Pillow. Didn't come out quite as I had envisioned.

Dolly number two next to Rosie Spaghetti:

And a present for my friends who are getting married next week.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Some recent projects

Nearly finished. Just needs some details done and then it will be made into a cushion cover.

"The Owl and the Pussycat" - was going to be a present, but didn't come out as I had hoped, so they will be x-mas ornaments.

A baby bib.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Rosie Spaghetti

Rosie Spaghetti before she was given a face:

And after:

(I'm trying to make a new doll, but I think I have crafter's block!)

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

It's been nearly a year

...and I've not been idle. Much!
Most of my projects have been small and repetetive. It's not been boring, I just feel like having nice simple projects that I can make quickly and with no hassle at all. These are just the ticket:

Not sure what I'm going to do with these. I have loads. I just keep making them.

These are my little jam jars with cosies. Another project that just keeps going until all jam jars have been covered! Seen over at Bella Dia

These were little hearts made since valentine's day. Also from Bella Dia.

And finally, a pot holder. Another thing that I can't seem to stop making.

(fabric on one side, crochet on the other)