Sunday, 31 January 2010

Have you got the K factor?

You've seen the X Factor and Britain Got Talent, but you haven't seen anything yet! Here comes the K Factor!!!!
Harry Hill's Tv Burp The K factor
Do you have what it takes? Has anyone got a knitted/crocheted Harry Hill to show to Harry? I bet that would get on!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Really Cute Kirby Ami

This little cutey was made by Caro Halley. I really love the eyes, they make Kirby sooo cute!
If you'd like to make this yourself, she's selling the pattern on Ravelry for only $2.00. Bargain! Caro is also going to be making some cool accessories for Kirby, so keep your eyes peeled. I know I'll be making him soon. He's so cute!

You can also see her other work if your not on Ravelry over at geek needles

Thursday, 21 January 2010

I'm a Winner!!

Teressa over at The art of Crochet hosted a Holiday Giveaway over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The prize to 3 lucky winners was a pack of crochet hooks and a Crochet magazine. I didn't think I would be lucky enough to win but I put my name in the hat anyway and to my surprise I received an email on New Years day giving me the good news that I was one :D Nearly 2 weeks later (snow, snow and customs, snow and ice), Mr Postman delivered my prize to me! I was as giddy as a schoolgirl as the picture portrays, showing off my things to you all. I had the pictures taken fast cause I wanted to get into my new hooks and look through the magazine which has some wonderful patterns in it.

I've been a fan on Teressa's since I first started to learn crochet. She's been my inspiration and my tutor in the art of learning crochet over the internet. Her video on YouTube have been a lifeline when I've been confused with anything crochet.
Thank you Teressa! Your the Greatest! :D

Monday, 18 January 2010

Web of Winter Hat

Here is a new hat I've made for myself. Its toasty warm and quite stylist to boot. So many times I've made things for others that look great on me, then I go and make something for myself and I look like a bag of crap! Well not this time :D

Credit goes to Natalie Thouret over at Token's Hooky Love for such a great pattern.
It's not obvious in the picture but I used two colours for this. The pattern called for chunky yarn but I didn't have enough in my stash, so I used a green aran yarn (Robin 400) that I had left over from a shawl I'd make for my smum for Christmas and a light blue double knit yarn (stylecraft special). The pattern also calls for 6.5 and 5.5mm hooks but I didn't have a 6.5mm hook at the time, so I used a 7mm which worked just as well.
I've had a few great comments from people when I've been shopping wondering where I got it from. I was proud to tell them that I made it from my fair hands and it cost me a bean to make :D My partner has said I should make some more and sell them on ebay or something but I still don't think I'm ready to sell my wears. Maybe when I start making my own patterns :D

Monday, 11 January 2010

Clothes for Ickle babes in need

As I mentioned in the last post, I've been hookin up a storm. Some of the things I've been making are for little babies. These are going to wing there way to a charity in Scotland called Loving Hands. The yarn I've used is James C Brett Super Soft baby 4 ply. At only £1.40 a ball its quite a bargain and lovely and soft for what I need for this project.
I've made a baby blanket using a basic granny square technique, in Lemon and Lilac and finished it with an edge from Crochet Edges and Trims by Susan Smith and a conical shell from the same book.

I've also made some little lilac baby booties and lemon and lilac bib too.

As I've grown more confident with my crochet skills I thought I'd try and make a jumper (as I'm on a roll). This is done is Tunisian Crochet which makes the stitches really soft and squidgy.

And last but no means least I've make a little cardigan which was really lovely to make.

Special thanks go to Jill for her basic granny square blanket, Danielle Urschel for her Spiral booties pattern over at Ravelry, Bernet design studio for the everyday set (bib), for th Tunisian Jumper and finally special thanks to the person who made the cardigan pattern (I failed to keep track of were I found this).

New things coming soon.

First off I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year, I've been busy hooking away and making lots of lovely things that I'm going to show you all in upcoming posts.
I hope all is well with you all and your not suffering too much with all this odd icy/snowy weather we've been having of late.