Thursday, 25 November 2010

Another Christmas item to knock off the to do list.....

I enjoy making smaller items and decided to make a cowl for a lovely little girl who lives in the next village  for Christmas.  The inspiration and design came thanks to Helen who made something similar.  I decided to use a mohair trim and the body of the cowl was in two ply.  I hope it will be well received.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The socks that became leggins.....

After promising my daughter that I would make her some winter socks I downloaded a pattern from one of the many blog sites offering their own patterns. Unfortunately when I reached the stage of creating the foot area I found I had far too many stitches.  I re-checked the pattern to discover I missed a short sentence.  Decrease of rows.... Unfortunately it didn't tell me how many stitches to decrease per line or overall. I'm sure the writer had made these socks many times and quite successfully.  However without the addition of a crystal ball i was snookered.   So the socks became leg warmers... Ah well beats unpicking them and starting again

Thursday, 18 November 2010


I'm a real blog tart, I get enticed to one site (usually by a photograph...) and then jump onto another link within that case it has something even more interesting.  Anyway that's how I found Mrs Twins and her wonderful work with SIBOL.  Take a peek and see some of the blankets she has been making up with the help of blogs from all around the world.   SIBOL  I have made a few squares and the are ready for posting and adding to her second Eaton blanket.

While in the mood to make squares I did a few more.  This time for a healing blanket.  The organiser and assembler can be found at Channelle's Crochet Creations Lets just hope they have room for a few more!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

To Tenerife and Back

Well only been back a week and the tan is already peeling.  Had a great break though and managed to get a coat and two hats made while away.  I changed the button choice several times but ended up with  the heart ones. I bought the wool off ebay. (It was sold as double knit but was definitely an aran thickness).

It is for a 6 year old (looks a bit out of scale on the photo).  It has bell sleeves which I thought would make a change. Lets hope Willow likes it !

  I telephoned the airline before I went to check if I could take knitting or crochet on the plane. I was told both were banned and had to put everything in the hold suitcase.  What a waste 8 hours in total (plus airport waiting time of around 5 hours (yep flights delayed).  I appreciate that the needles could have been used by another passenger to do some harm but a plastic crochet hook? come on that's taking it a bit too far.  Instead I had to use the time reading the latest Kate Mosse going out (The Winter Ghosts) and finally got around to reading Labyrinth - Kate Moss coming home, two brilliant books. 

I have also recently completed another baby blanket. I hope you like it.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Winners of my First Giveaway

We got back into cold and wet UK the early hours of this morning so I'm just catching up The winners of my 1st anniversary give away are:

Teri at Hooks & Books
Hookin with Mr Lick Lick.

Please get in touch with your email address and I will send the e book to you.  Happy crocheting.  I know you wont be disappointed with the book and look forward to seeing some of your completed work