Monday, February 25, 2013

Scarves and Hats

I am busy madly crocheting sets of scarves and hats for some friends who are going over to the UK shortly.

The first friend has been over here visiting for three months, and is due to go back home this Saturday ( gee i hope she doesn't see this!):

Here is her hat from my own design ( I will write a pattern up very soon)  I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out

and here is her scarf - a pattern from Stitch n Bitch The Happy Hooker book

Now the two together!  They were made with a Panda brand Thick and Easy yarn - acrylic and probably a 12 or even 14 ply. Done with a 7mm hook.   Made up really fast

And here is another set for another friend who is leaving for a holiday in the UK near the end of March:L

I haven't quite finished this hat yet - another design of my own, and I'm not real happy with how it's turning out.  I want to add a brim and a nice bright flower to this one and I'm not real sure it is going to work  This is taking a lot longer because  I am not sure where I'm going with it!!

Here's the scarf for it, and it is so different to the first one! This is so tiny next to the red one! Done from the same pattern, but an 8 ply cashmere yarn and 4mm hook.

It's so interesting to see the differences in the same pattern done in different yarns.

Do you think that they will both like them?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Freeform Friday

Here is another small free form scrumble I did some time ago:

I rather like the colours on this one

Come and join us for Free form Fridays, and show us your scrumbles, so we can support and encourage each other in our scrumbling!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Freeform Friday

Welcome to freeform Friday!

Today I would like to show you my knitting back that I am making with scrumbles

The knitting bag is at the back - it has simply been knitted up quickly using Noro  yarn.  I am currently crocheting a band aroung the back as a gusset, and then the scrumbles go on the front. Then the handle, and it's done.

The scrumbles are all in the front, some have been joined together but it is a work in progress.

I must say that I have been working on and off on this for at least 6 months!! I'm not in any hurry!

So why not join in and show us what you are up to with your freeforming.... Lets start supporting one another!!

I can't wait to see what you have done.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Some Blankets

Here are some blankets that I have done :

I love the bright colours in the zigzag that I did last Winter

Here is an old tartan blanket that I crocheted many many moons ago - I think it might have been the 70's and  the pattern was in the Womans Day or Womans Weekly - I forget which!

Old WIP - rather large Granny square - I ran out of black yarn so I had to put it away for a while

Bits of my latest blanket that I do parts for when ever the mood takes me - I hoped to have this one finished by winter this year. I just make individual bits and then sew them all together. I think it should turn out interesting anyhows!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Freeform Friday

I'm going to kick off my Freeform Fridays today.

I will make this a linky day, so that you can post a picture of your freeform scrumbles work plus your latest finish as well, then we can all see what each of us is doing.  We can keep up with each other, and encourage one another when we need to.

Good idea?

Then join in on Fridays, won't you?Tell your friends to drop by and join in with us as well?

I'll start with an old piece I did quite some time ago, but I do like it:

It's my little underwater coral scene, I love it!! I also have some more crochet and freeform work HERE if you would like to take a look.

So come on now, join in and show us your Freeform this Friday using the list!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Starting Janie Crow...

I have just received the yarn for the Janie Crow Crochet Along, Block of the month Mystery!

Look at the fabulous colours:

Now I have to wait until the 25th of this month to get my first installment of the pattern emailed to me.

Can't wait to get started on this one!

At the moment I am working on another handbag ( seems that's my thing at the moment!) and am thinking of writing a pattern out for it as well.

Would you like that?  Let me know.......