Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Happy Wednesday

Hi, happy Wednesday to you Very Happy

I've been making some wrist things to go over the satin gloves I've been lent for a Halloween party we've been invited to on Saturday. I'm going as a Gothic fairy. I like fairies but I only have a black dress so Gothic it is, lol. I'm making the wings with cardboard, paint and some black fun fur I've got at the bottom of my stash!! I may us some glitter too Very Happy I also made the candy ornament on Beansprouts Blog.
I love her 12 weeks of Christmas CAL. I'm going to blog all my stuff when I've made them. I think they are great! She must have her tree set up to take the pictures though cause she's making it up as she goes!! Good on her!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Addicted to latest work

Sorry I've not been blogging so much I've been hookin up some crochet stuff and I just could tear myself away from it!! I've made some lovely things (blowing own trumpet!!) for friends and family and I little something for my home. I've dusted the camera off and taken some photos to show you. I hope you like them.
The beanie with visor was been made with stylecraft sassy chunky wool in red, that I bought from a local wool shop for £6 for 10 balls (quite a bargain). I got the pattern from Vallieskids. Its a great pattern. I've made this twice, originally with a 6 mm hook (right picture) but on reflection it was too big for a child's hat, so I dug out the 5 mm hook and started again. The result is the hat on the left which has turned out splendid. I hope my friend likes this. I made her some armie fingerless gloves too but I've forgotten to take the picture. Happy Birthday petal, hugs and kisses going your way :D

I've been surfing the pages of Ravelry for a little while now and I found a great pattern for my lovely step mum for Christmas. I got hookin straight away with some Rowan Aran with wool 400. Again another bargain buy, I found it in a charity shop for 99p!! I just had to have it and its made the most wonderful shawl.
Here is my little boy once again modelling for me.
This took me a week to make and the only complicated part was the edging at the end but after a bit of hooking and working out I finally figure it out and finished it. I can't wait to give this to her at Christmas, she's going to love it!
Now something for the home.
I want to make a basket for the bathroom so I used a Halloween pattern for a candy basket and changed the colours to suit my own needs. I used about 50g each of green and blue double knit wool and it now resides in the bathroom to hold the toilet rolls and magazines. Before that area was a cluttered place and needed a basket to make it look right. Now when family and friends use the room they can read a magazine too :D

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Crocheted Arm Warmers for Autumn Winter

As Autumn is here and its started to get nippy outside I thought I'd make something for our 10yo. He's into rock metal (O I can't remember specifically!! O my! My age is catching up with me!) So he said he'd like them in his fav colours, black and red! That's handy, cause I've got those colours in my stash!!
I found this pattern over at Ravelry but its really easy to make. You can find the pattern here at crochet me. I used two strands together to make this and I used nearly all of the 2, 100g balls.
He loves them and wears them in and outside of the house. No more cold armies here!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Tunisian Crochet Cowl

I made this for my friends birthday and presented it to here yesterday. I think she likes it (she looked like she did anyway :))
This is of my own design and the first thing I've made using this technique. I like the way its turned out and is very snuggley to wear. This should keep her very warm when she's out and about!
I made this with one 100g ball of dk yarn in brown and a size 5mm hook. I decreased towards the end to give a slanted/ pointed end and finished it off with 3 large wooden buttons that I purchased at my local market.
I started off with 35 loops (different to crochet or knit) and went from there.
If you would like to know more I suggested visiting The art of Crochet Teressa's videos are the best by far! She taught me to crochet (through these vids) and now this technique.
If your thinking that this is WAY to hard and you can't possibly do this! Your WRONG!! Crochet is really easy and the best way is watching her vids!! Go on!!! Give it a go!! Whats the worst that could happen!