Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a great time :D

We've had an unseasonal amount of snow this year (more than zero for this time of year). We all had a great time building snowmen yesterday and today we've been greeted with more snow!! This is AMAZING!!!! I'm started to believe in a White Christmas after all!

Our little one even made a snow angel.

We got together with our nextdoor neighbour and family and made a MASSIVE snowman, he stands around 6ft tall. We had a great time!

Only thing is....we need to go out shopping! No food! We are not prepared for these conditions! The price we pay for having snow!
Happy Holidays!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Little Elves

I asked my little boy last week if he would like me to make him some little bootie slippers and he said he'd love some as long as they were red and Christmas Tree green!
I've made his wish come true and they look like little elf shoes :D

Our 11 year old loved them and wanted a pair himself but in dark blue and white. He couldn't wait to put them on once I'd finished them.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Cthulhu Beard balaclava!?!

Whilst searching my usual haunts I'd thought I would see if I could find a pattern for a balaclava and I came across this beauty. If any of you would like to try this its a free ravelry download. So sign in or register for free and get hooking :D

Kudos goes to Nichole Verville

Monday, 7 December 2009

Invincible Star Hat

Whilst going round my usual haunts round t'internet, I came across this rather cute hat over at April Draven's Blog. 
Whilst being super cosy, it even doubles up as an neckwarmer. She's even been kind enough to post a pattern to this, so if your like me and would like to give this a whirl, you can :D Happy Days.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Flower Power

I've been enjoying the delights of my local library over the past few weeks and one of the books I've been working from is Crochet Bouquet by Suzann Thompson.
Here is my little flower garden. I hope they bring you a little sunshine during these winter months.

A little bit of freeform

I went to my local library yesterday to collect a book I'd been longing for, for some time. The book in question is The encyclopedia of Tunisian crochet by Angela Grabowski. I started reading it and I was overwhelmed by just how many different stitches I could potentially make. I've only known about 4 so far.
As I was reading this amazing book, I came to the conclusion that I must buy this and I can see a few designs on the horizon that I can design. I was so excited by this I dug out a hook and tried out a few stitches and in the process I started to freeform. Going first one way, then the other, couple of single crochet then Tunisian knit, Simple or purl went in there. A few bits of everything seemed to go into it and when I sat back to see what I have made....a sock!! I couldn't believe it! I just had to laugh!! My lesson is: I've your bored, freeform! You never know what you might create!