Saturday, 29 May 2010

Project - V neck top

I thought this would be ideal for those cool afternoons here in the UK, cool being the optimal word lol. The yarn i have chosen to do this is Stylecraft life dk.

It'll be great with a pink, cream or lemon vest underneath and I have the ideal linen cream pants to go with it. It looks like it will crochet up pretty quickly.

I can't wait to start! I'll post a pic once it's finished.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Crochet in a frame

I saw a pattern for a little butterfly fridgie and thought it would look good in a picture frame and it does!! The frame was 50p in our local supermarket i suppose i used 10p worth of cotton and it took me a little an hour to do all 4 pieces.

They would make super little gifts too.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tunisian Crochet Adventure

I was sooooooo excited to get my first ever Tunisian hook today and could not wait to get some yarn out and give it a try. I used this tutorial and found it very helpful. My first steps into the Tunisian world of crocheting has begun.

I felt like i had 13 fingers and wasn't too sure what to do with 8 of them lol but as you can see form the pic my first ever attempt isn't too bad! It's easier than I thought it would be and i even managed the purl row without getting my fingers into too much of a knot!

My little sample looks a bit skew-wiff! but I'm sure with practice I'll be zipping along like I've been doing it forever.

wanders off looking for patterns..................jumpers.......Afghans........wooooooot!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Cushion by mistake

This is a waistcoat! really it is! .....well it's what it set out to be but after doing two granny squares i realised that I would not have enough yarn to finish it and hey presto a cushion was born lol

I already had the pad, I bought it for another project I was thinking of making...oh well! It was only 99p from a discount shop and they have lots more.

It was only after I had finished the cushion that i decided it needed a flower to give it that finishing touch. I did'nt use a just sorta grew into shape lol

I think the edging really suits it!
What a great way to use up those odds and ends.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Hot water heater

I don't know what's going on with our boiler but it sounds like we have the Queen Mary docking in our back bedroom (that's where the hot water tank is). Hubby reckons it's air in the pipes but honestly it sounds just like a ships horn. It's driving me potty!!
It's early Sunday morning and I'm sat in my kitchen with the back door open listening to the birds singing and the odd wood pigeon coo cooing and then WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! URRWHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Don't you just love quiet Sunday mornings lol


I was surprised that i had enough yarn over to complete a pair of pants to go with the matinee set i made for my niece.

It's years since I did anything babyfied and loved making this little outfit. A very lady sent me lots of baby dress patterns, I'm going to have great fun making them for my little great nice :)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Baby Set

Specially for my niece to be. Kayleigh Michelle due to be born in Sept.