Monday, 20 January 2014

Hot water bottle cover

Knitted this hot water bottle cover for a friend who gave me the book with the pattern in it for Christmas.  The wool is self patterning aran from Aldi that was part of the special buys the other day.  Loads of wool left and so will have to figure out what to do with it....

Friday, 17 January 2014

Ladybird Hat

I was given a super knitting/crochet/sewing book as a thankyou- 'Animal Hats: 25 fun projects to knit, crochet and make from fleece' by Rachel Henderson.  I WANT to make them all!  However, being practical I thought I'd start with one that I already had the wool for (I am amassing wool here like I have card making stash at home- not good on the budget-lol).
Ok, taking a photo of a hat when it isn't on a head is difficult, especially if it has ear flaps ;-)  Hopefully you can see the main features though...
This was meant to be for 6-12 months but I think is a bit big.... oooppps...
What next...?

Monday, 13 January 2014

Lavender Pops

Clare very kindly gave me a kit to make a lavender clothes freshener for Christmas.  Although I have done loads of cross stitch in the past, I have not done much embroidery.  Hence this project was something new.  I loved the fresh/modern design too and so chose bright/fun colours for the stitching.

Christmas Spirits

I joined Ravelry just before Christmas (a recommendation from a friend) and found some quite cool patterns including one for a pair of Christmas Spirits by Cherry Berry Crochet.  I started to make the red on on 23rd Dec but it turned out too big for my liking.  Hence I took it apart and started again last week (for Christmas 2014 now).  Here are the final products:

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Baby Elephant

One of the staff in hospital is having a baby shortly. There was this crochet pattern for an elephant in a magazine a friend had.  I decided to give it a go.  Not yet a pro with crochet and some of the shaping to the head and body is not quite right- adds to the appeal apparently (?)  Decided to add a little scarf too, to add some colour.

Poodle Power

A friend and I had a mini challenge over Christmas to knit a loopy-poodle each from the book Knitted Dogs by Joy Gammon.
The aim was to have a joke and so I made mine orange and yellow with green and purple 'accents'!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Monster Cat

When a friend showed me her cats and kittens knitting book this was one of the first patterns I fell in love with.

stripy cat

I knitted this cat out of scraps of cotton-type wool.  The legs were attached in a way so they kind of dangle- I thought this made it more appealing.

Floppy Moggy

A friend knitted this pattern first and I just had to give a go.  Mine is a tabby cat whereas it should be a black cat.

A long time

Sorry it has been a very long time since I posted here.  I haven't been very well.  However, I have done a fair amount of craft in the last 5 months- just not my usual card making.  Stupidly it has taken me this long to get my parents to bring a mini SD card into hospital to enable me to take photos of my projects.  Many things have been sent home or to their final destinations (presents).  I have a few here though- of the knitted variety.  (Have also done some cross stitch, crochet and zentangle recently.)
First up are a pair of Snowman slippers:

The knitting for these was done ages ago.  It just took until today for me to sew them together.  Disappointingly, the pattern came out really small, so I don't think I can wear them (unless my feet shrink).  Probably wouldn't want to wear them in any case as they would get dirty to easily.  The Sirdar Snowflake wool is lovely, but I bet would stay that way :-(