Thursday 2 July 2009
Sunday 19 April 2009
Too busy making stuff and thats the best excuse I think.
The crocheting has been coming on leaps and bounds. I've now made a small blanket for M's teddy, one for E's stinky bunny and one for a friends little girl.
The one above was done in 3 days. My friend said I should make something for her little girl rather than buy, so in my stupid wisdom I thought I would do a blanket.
My wrists and fingers are now paying the price. They ache, as do my shoulders and neck. Don't get me wrong, I loved making it and I am really enjoying this whole crochet lark, its a great way to wind down at the end of the day but doing something like this in such a small timeframe makes it a hellish nightmare.
I do love it though.
Other than that its just been normal half term madness here and I am so ready for them to go back on Tuesday. Theres only so much entertaining you can do for 3 kids under 5!
I'm now starting on another blanket for M. She picked the colours she wanted, not only that, she picked the most expensive wool there was in the shop. Not happy with the DK selection at £1.09 a ball, no we had to have the £3 balls.
So the next blog post will hopefully be an update of how its going or even a completed blanket! Right I am going now because my hands can't type anymore.
Bye for now!
Saturday 28 March 2009
Friday 27 March 2009
Saturday 21 March 2009
Thursday 5 March 2009
I have crochet envy
Can you believe that this was made by an 86 year old lady who suffers terribly with arthritis!Apparently crocheting actually helps her joints. So with any luck her making this for me has made her feel alot better!
I've had a visit from my mum aswell today and she has taught me something new
Better than a triangle isn't it! The only thing is that my mum started it off and I continued it once she showed me what I was doing. So I have to now try and start it myself and see if I can get the same result.
Just out of interest for those who crochet, do you do it loosely or quite tight? I'd not realised that I do mine pretty tight and if you look on the picture, you will see that my crocheting is more to the right side and my mums to the left. I was using a plastic hook and different wool so it might have something to do with that, but I had never even thought about how I was actually crocheting.
I'm off to experiment!
Tuesday 3 March 2009
I loved making that Owl. You know when you have an idea in your head but your not sure whether its going to come out as you intended? Well this did.
I'd like to make some more but with different colours.
Alex commented on my last post and asked how the crocheting was going.
Well I am still doing the chain stitch and turning but once again I have found what I thought was a straight piece, turning into another triangle! And whats worse is that I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I need someone to show me in person what I am doing and how to rectify the mistakes. I decided then to try and have a go at making a flower. I have watched dozens of you tube clips and thought I had it pretty much sussed in my head. How wrong was I.
In the end I had something that could have been a finger part off a glove. I suppose I should be pleased with that but a flower it was not.
I have my mum coming on Thursday and hopefully she's going to show me some tricks and I might crack the triangle problem!