Monday, December 29, 2008
I'll take some photos of everything and show them to you after I've gone and had a lie down :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
They took so long to make because I had to figure out the pattern for the medium and small babushkas as I was crocheting them and I kept making mistakes. Also, I was halfway through making the large blue one when I found out that I had been using a crochet hook one size too small. These are the tags that went with them:
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Grey felt, calico and some gorgeous mushroom fabric,
two balls of Yarn Bee Down to Earth (55% acrylic and 45% cotton)
which I have already started knitting up into a new project,
(more when it is finished),
and some buttons.
Love love love craft shopping :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This pair is made from acrylic felt in grey and greyish blue, embroidery thread and pink ribbon.
And this pair is made from blue wool felt, white acrylic felt, embroidery thread and two red buttons.
My mum requested them for a colleague who had not had her baby at the time, but who is now about two months old! Thank the lord I made the larger size. The pattern I used was Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties. This is a great and easy to follow pattern, and I would recommend visiting Heather's blog. It's pretty. Also, if you want to learn how to make yo-yos, she has a great tutorial for you to follow.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
As well as trying desperately to finish that order of three sets of Babushka dolls before Christmas, (I'm not very good at going fast), I've also been trying out a new pattern. What I have discovered is that if you make a yo-yo and then stuff it, it makes a good circle sort of shape, useful for heads and bodies. I'll share some pictures when my little critter is complete.
And I'll leave you with a joke today just because I think it is hilarious (really, it is)
Q: How do you tell the difference between a rabbit and a gorilla?
I'll let you know next time!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So I've always avoided fair isle like the plague because I thought it was too hard. It didn't help that I also had a pretty bad experience trying to fair isle something that should have been done in intarsia. That made me think that it was impossible to create a smooth, neat piece of knitting in more than one colour. But, thanks to some online tutorials, I was willing to give it another go....
....and here are the results! Still not as neat as it could have been, but definately an improvement. It's just a simple checkered pattern using purple and white yarn.
I can't remember the names of the blogs that I used tutorials from, but just type "fair isle tutorial" into Google if you want to find them too.