Sunday, 27 February 2011

I made these! Felt purse, birthday card and gift bag

Here's something I made... that's not made of yarn! I know, I know. It's a bit of a shocker. Still, it's nice to branch out.

The finished product is shown below, but for anyone who's interested in the detail or the making of the bag can see some more pics after the jump...



Sunday, 20 February 2011

I made this! Sampler of broomstick lace

I’ve been trying my hand at teaching myself how to make broomstick lace. I’m going to use it to make a baby blanket for my cousin, who I’ve just learned is pregnant.


Obviously it would look better if I blocked it, but I still think it’s pretty :)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Mural

I'm not sure if this was commissioned or graffiti. Either way, it's lovely

Monday, 14 February 2011

I made this! Crocheted cowl

For today's trick, I have pictures of a cowl I crocheted over about an hour and a half this weekend. It's a mobïus and made from the softest yarn spun from silk and baby goats [Rowan Kidsilk Aura, if anyone's interested]:

 It's a very simple pattern if anyone was interested, one that I just made up on the spot. Chain 203 using a size 5.5mm hook. Then, starting with the fourth chain from the hook make one treble crochet in each chain and with a turning chain of three, do the same again for five rows, finishing with a row of single crochet. I twisted it once to make a mobïus and closed the end with a slip-stitch seam.

 I have enough yarn left for another one if anyone wants one. Hands up!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

I made this! A baby blanket & card, ready for posting


I know I already gave the stats on this one but I liked the card I made and thought it looked cute with the crocheted ribbon I did to go with it.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Thursday, 3 February 2011

I made this! A crocheted blanket for a tiny human

After nearly three months work, I'm pleased to present a blanket for a good friend of ours who had a baby in January. Sorry it's so late, Audra! I hope Evelyn still finds a use for it.

The blanket is a pale yellow colour [started before we knew what gender baby was going to come out as, but 'blue for boys and pink for girls' is just crap anyway]. The yarn used was 100% cotton 4-ply and I hooked it with a 3mm hook. It measures 50" [almost] square, which I think is a good size to swaddle a baby up in.


The whole thing is worked in a simple shell stitch...


...with a simple border of double crochet.


Working on the principle of string vests, it's all holey but having spent many an evening with it draped over my knees while working on it I can confirm that it is really warm!

So there it is. Another project complete. Blanket for a tiny human, soon to be shipped off to its new home.