Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Knit 1, Crochet 1 etc. etc,

After having a couple of great weekends I had to get down to "making"........It was going to be a bit hard to decide what to make first from my 'buys' at Yarndale, but first I had to finish those hats for the "littlies" in South Africa.

This one is for Miss I

And Master B chose this one

Now what to make next...... It gets so exciting when new projects and new yarns come into play.  I had decided that I wanted to make something from the carpet yarn to encourage my crochet group to play with this yarn, so I plumped for a bag.  I had to unpick a few times before I was happy with the results.  The base is made from half trebles (easy bit) then after a number of starts and 'unpicks' I decided the best way up the sides was making treble clusters.

One more round to finish the base

Phew!  done just in time for crochet group

I also started this (I have no idea what you would call it). I saw it hanging on a coat hanger and the way they had it hanging it looked like the rib would go around your neck.......cosy for those cold days 

I thought this bit went around your neck
but look how wrong I was .... the rib goes around the waist

This will keep me warm this winter

and remember the beautiful blanket pattern I showed you?  I can't justify buying the correct yarn (silk and expensive) so I thought I would try it with the left over bits of the sock yarn....... I think it will work.

Now I just need some time to carry on
So it has been busy busy busy and my fingers now need a bit of a rest,......well for a day or two!


  1. Can't wait to make the duffle bag. I can see me making quite a few!!

  2. Those hats are just the cutest. The littlies will be thrilled. I can't believe how quickly you made the bag, and it's a good job you have a waist to fit the.......whatever it's called

  3. I am swooning about just how adorable those hats are, wonderful gifts stitched with such love!

  4. The kids will look so cute! xs

  5. love the crossover thingy...... makes me want to take up crochet again. the flowers are really pretty.