Friday, June 17, 2011


One of the ladies in my crochet group asked me to test a pattern for her.
She's teaching it at a camp later in the year.
It's meant for beginners and she wants them to simply read the pattern to create the garment.
She gave me the yarn to use (Patons Totem, which was like creating a suit of armour).
And here is the result.

I'm not sure it's a pattern I'd get a beginner to do - it took me quite a long time and I'm a quick crocheter. It's also rather boring as the rows seem to drag on forever.
But I finished it! Yay! Which means I can move onto bigger things now.
(OK, so it needs buttons but she just wanted to see if I could get the right shape from the pattern.)
It softened up a little with some washing and conditioning, still, my kids definitely wouldn't wear it.
With a lot of beautiful simple modern patterns out there it's a bit 'old crochet' looking don't you think?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Square for a friend

The crochet group I like to be part of were making a blanket for the lady who set the group up.
We were all asked to make a 12 inch square for the blanket in the colours of our logo.
Mine is based on the Nordic Star Afghan Square pattern. (Rav link, pattern link)

A box full of red stuff

A cheap and cheerful swap over in the Swappers Group.
This time the idea was to send a parcel full of your partner's favourite colour.
Mine, of course, is red.
Here is my lovely parcel.

Love the gorgeous little notelets.
In fact, love it all, it's perfectly red. :o)))

Swapped Ya

A lovely lady from Ravelry offered me some crochet magazines (I love to collect crochet magazines) and I offered to make some project bags in exchange.

Here are the results.

This is one of my favourite shaped bags and has a large pocket on the inside.

A drawstring project bag.
And a bag of my design.
I love the material in this one.

I like to put pockets in all my bags, except the drawstring of course.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Raspberry Beret

My local knitting group encouraged us to put entries in one of the local shows.
I decided I'd use the yarn I'd received in the Valentine's Day swap to make something and I'd just bought Kristen Omdahl's book Crochet So Fine. The beret in there quite appealed.
My yarn was radically different from that used in the pattern so I did 'wing it' a fair bit.
Ravelled here.

Anyway, I didn't end up getting out to the Castle Hill Show (I actually ended up having a blood transfusion and then an iron transfusion in hospital, but that's a different story, there was also Little Miss's 7th birthday in there too) so I was quite surprised when this was given back to me at knitting.

Not quite sure it suits me, but Little Miss has sort of claimed it as hers too!