Monday, 10 August 2009

Wips and Wisps

To try and motivate us to finish our projects, we had to show photos of how far along we were on crochet projects. I thought I had more, but only had these few. A chocopink saltine cuddle blanket, the Cathedral Rose window afghan, a blended straight ripple and the Casablanca. I should have a routine worked out eventually when I will be able to work on these on a regular basis so that they go from being WISPs (work in stalled position) to WIPs (works in progress).

Today I am working on getting recycled wool ready for dying in the slow cooker tomorrow.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

LTKA catchup

Almost caught up with the LTKA squares. After this it will be weeks between updates.


I have started making raglan sweaters to put into my Folksy shop and here are pictures of the 3 I have finished lately.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Not a log cabin

A few weeks ago some of us in my favourite Cal on Crochetville decided to start a knit log cabin. I decided I was going to try to crochet one out of saltines. Well, it came out nothing like a log cabin pattern. ;) So here is my blue cuddle quilt, with no name.

Sunday, 12 July 2009


I have fallen behind on the LTKA, oops. I am trying to catch up with the group and think I am now 5 squares behind. I have caught up with the other group projects (apart from BL squares, but that is a story for another time), so hopefully over the next couple of Sundays I should be able to get all caught up with the LTKA. So here are pictures of the next 6 squares.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Hats galore

In May we had a "Finishing Month" as our project for the month in the Sky Cal on Crochetville. One of the projects I decided to work on and finish was the Chapeau ghan I started in January (I think). I used scrap yarn for the hat parts and black for the borders. I like how the afghan turned out, I am thinking I might make another one, with the hats in pinks and purples and the borders in a different shade of pink. What do you think?

Sunday, 5 July 2009

New crafts


January I started a needlecraft class and we have been doing different things. One thing I have finished is making a fabric covered box. It seemed complicated, but once we started, it was easy. The most difficult being to make sure that the edges were straight so that everything could be fitted together. I painted the fabric, too. Well, here is the finished box, made for DD's 12th birthday.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Easter is coming

With Easter coming up I had an urge to make something eastery. Okay, so it isn't a word, but I am sure you know what I mean. :) So I went trawling the net to find something to make and finally found this cute pattern on etsy. I made the bunny really quickly and am impressed with the results. Toy making is not something I am good at, so I was happy how it came out. The pattern was well written and easy to follow and I would recommend it to anyone. I will probably be buying more of Debi Birkin's patterns in the future. Okay, enough of the rambling, photo time. :)

Friday, 27 February 2009

Learn to knit afghan

Over on Crochetville some of us in the Sky Cal are doing a KAL (knit-a-long). We are using Barbara G. Walker's "Learn to Knit afghan book". It is fun making squares along with some others and seeing everyone's colours and squares. We are also keeping track of everyone's progress on a blog. Here are my first 6 squares for the LTKA. I can never seem to get my photos to load in the order I want them, but these are the first six squares in the book.

Friday, 13 February 2009

6th picture tag

I've been Tagged.........................Fun idea!

1. Go to your pictures on your computer

2. Open the 6th folder

3. Choose the 6th picture

4. Show the picture on your blog and write something about it.

5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.

6. Link to them and let them know they are challenged.

This is the 6th picture from the 6th folder on my desktop

This is a photo of DD and one of her primary school friends.

I am going to tag Cristina, Helda, Judy, Julie, Vicki and Nelia.

99 Granny squares to crochet

Over on Crochetville in the Sky Cal, some of us are doing a CAL using the "99 Granny Squares to crochet" book. Each week one person will choose which square and another will choose how many, neither person knows who the other person is. We are into our 3rd week and are having fun watching it come together. Week one was 4 of square 44, week two was 3 of square 34 and week 3, we did 5 of square 5. lol Strange coincidences, right? lol Well, here are the pictures from the first three.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Another update

The white, yellow and green blanket is a diagonal pattern from here. I followed the advice of a friend and used three colours, that way you can carry the yarn not in use up the side and not have a lot of ends to weave in. It was a quick and easy blanket to make. The green bolero is 6 months size made from "Sirdar 1763". The pink and green poncho sweater and beret was made for a Secret Santa swap I did in December. I was showing them to family members and my nephew wanted to try it on. lol. He is cute and loves modelling things, even if it was for a girl.

New year, some things

There should be a little blushing smiley to put up here. I have been making things and taking photos, I will upload them in bits so I don't overload one post.

Here are some of the latest pictures.

The pink/yellow/blue is a BSJ made with some yarn a friend sent me from Australia, I love the yarn. The denim coloured sweater is a double breasted jacket from pattern "Sirdar 1754". The white with flecks is a Shifio pattern, really easy and quick pattern to crochet. And the flannel receiving blanket that I crocheted an edge onto. It was easier than I expected to crochet onto flannel, I will be making more. Well, I have to do something with all the meters of flannel I have. :)