So it would appear the crocheting is taking over my life. It’s not a complaint, I love it, as I have mentioned in the past, it’s just that there’s not enough hours in the day to do it all! I had a week off work last week and spent every single day hooking away. I met… Continue reading Obsessed with Crochet
Like most crocheters, I have amassed quite a significant amount of yarn in varying colours and weights. Whilst this is a good thing in one respect, it is no good for my bank balance, or the already limited storage space I have in my house. I am far too easily swayed by pretty yarn colours… Continue reading Ramblings, bits and bobs
I’m a Gemini, so by my very nature (if you believe in that sort of thing) I am a fickle person. In most other areas of my life this is quite true. I start doing something, get completely engrossed in it, then just as quickly find a passion for something else. The only thing that… Continue reading I’m a bit of a giver upper…
So, after several visits from the frog, it’s finally done! I continued the decreasing rounds until there were only 4 shells remaining, which I sewed together as instructed. The back wasn’t joined as much as I thought it would be, so once the whole thing was done, I sewed it up another 18 inches or… Continue reading What an achievement!
I started working on the mermaid tail on Saturday 30th January and have worked on it almost every day since. I stupidly forgot to photograph my progress during the first few days, but started documenting it on Thursday 4th February after I had completed 50 rows: It builds up really quickly and is really soft,… Continue reading The ongoing tale of the tail
Technically, its not a couple, it’s 3 which I believe would be classed as ‘a few’, but that didn’t sound as good. Anyway, let’s not get into semantics…….. I really wanted to take a little break from the mermaid tail. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying it, but the repetitiveness was getting to me slightly… Continue reading A Couple of Cup Cosies
I love Crochet. Truly, I mean I actually love it. It has helped me through some difficult times and given me something to be excited about. Now I know that may sound daft, but I genuinely have a lot to thank crochet for. The creative possibilities are limitless and the colours, textures and patterns… Continue reading I love Crochet
After I finished Marilyn, I was browsing around Ravelry for inspiration and found an amazing dragon! (Pattern here). I knew I wanted to do it immediately and decided to use the lovely green Women’s Institute yarn I bought with my Christmas Hobbycraft Voucher. I started by making two really tiny rounds and attaching them together to make a… Continue reading A rather ambitious project
Well, an elephant to use its official title! Firstly, I must apologise. I did an absolutely terrible job of photographing this project as I was doing it. Truth be told, I do the majority of my crocheting in the evening, so I never have any natural light in which to take photos, so again I… Continue reading It’s a Heffalump!
Whenever I near the end of a project, my mind starts thinking about what I’m going to do next. As seems to be a recurring theme, I saw a picture on facebook of an old friend and his baby daughter whose nickname is ‘bearcub’. This inspired me to make her a bear of her very… Continue reading My own build a bear workshop