Miss Pinky also mentioned she needed more cardigans, so I attempted this pattern which said it would take 2 and half hours, but it took me 5 and a half hours!!!! It’s such a pretty cardi. ^_^
Spring is almost coming to an end, so happy I took a picture of this before the stormy weather on Monday. Happy British Summer!! Rain, rain and more rain to come methinks.
What did I get myself into this Christmas?
Knitting and crochet?! I seemed to have bought loads of yarn from the 99p Store. It was 3 for 2, so I had to take a gamble and buy a lot.
Here’s just a selection of the things I have made this year… these are for Mr and Mrs Travels and their three girls…
|Presents for the Travels Family in France|
I made this bag just by looking at pictures online… Just wanted to make a bag for Mrs Travels and this looked so easy to make! Just 13 large granny squares.
|Granny Square crochet bag|
A scarf for Mr Travels. This took me a week to make (in between parties). ^_^
A Christmas amigurumi monster for Missy A. She’s only 1 year and 4ish months. Blimey.
Finally (I actually started making these first with lots of remaining cotton yarn) I made these crochet bags for Missy I and Missy S. They took a week each to make!!!
Crochet. Why did I start learning to crochet?!!! ლ (#｀ﾛ＾;)>
|My first ever granny square|
Eventually I knew what I was doing and went for a pattern that was in this book which is almost the same as the one in the video.
|2nd version – a better one!|
After 4-5 weeks, 100 granny squares (with some small mistakes and two confused coloured rows) and a border later (need to make another round of this border), making it 101 squares,..
|100 granny squares in a bag|
|So many to join together|
I made this lovely blanket…
|Made a mistake somewhere…|
|Have to tidy the back|
I even spotted the mistake I made with the two rows that had double colours. Spot the difference? ^_^
|so where did I go wrong?|
|tidied up the back!!|
So as Miss Pinky is expecting soon – we’re all counting down to the final weeks, which feels like forever at the moment, it is time to do some baby stuff – this I never expected to write on my blog about! Miss Pinky was expecting me to knit her some stuff in which I said no at first… but after talking to people about knitting in general conversation and seeing knitting wool in the shop I developed an itch to do something, plus I was getting bored because I’m not getting anywhere with the 3D origami.
Next I made this baby hat – think it might be a bit too big for a new born, so hopefully when Miss Pinky’s baby is a little grown up, her head will fit into it.
Made this headband with some of the remaining wool using this website.
Whilst writing this post, I bought the second book Knitty Gritty – The Next Steps. I had a bit more wool after making everything above but needed some more to finish this project…I made an amigurumi, a soft knitted toy which is a popular type of toy in Japan for decades before the Western world developed an interest. Wow.
|My first amigurumi|
Then I went back into knitting the baby boots from the first book.
Hoping to make a little cardigan for Miss Pinky’s baby to match with everything above soon!