Christmas Knits and Crochet Gifts

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!!!

I’ve made a sparkly white hat for Miss Money, a bag for Mrs Hen, and I’ve got two more amigurumi’s for Mr Smiles and Mr Bear to make plus a pink granny square bag for Miss Pinky. Humph… Christmas holiday seems to be a busy one catching up with presents. :p
Must remember for 2016 to start early!!!

Miss Pinky’s Baby Shower!!

Gone blank with the blogging lately – I’m hoping September will become lively.
But before September comes, it’s baby shower time. For some reason none of my friends invite me to their baby showers (or I don’t organise any)… I wonder why. ¬,¬” I have a lot of friends who have had babies… maybe they think I’m cheap (that’s what Miss Pinky thinks :p).
Just before the baby shower, I managed to finish two cardigans using the Knitty Gritty book and learnt how to crochet a heart and star via YouTube videos. The power of video learning. Phew.  Hard work in about 6 weeks.
Baby cardigan for 3-6 months

 This one is to help Mr Picky cope with the fact that it’s a girl coming out! ^_^

Same design as the one about but with pink fringles

 Learnt crochet within one week and managed to make these ^_^.

Here’s a few pictures from the baby shower… didn’t know you had to play games and eat baby food. Ugh baby food is actually very disgusting. bland, tasteless, I feel sorry for babies having to eat that stuff. >_<"

Don’t like baby food!!

Well the wait for Missy Baby B begins!

Amigurumi Monsters

Thought I would write a separate post on this.
After making Miss Pinky’s baby an amigurumi monster I made a few more, as soon it’s Mrs Travel’s youngest daughter’s first birthday! ^_^ Plus it’s my holiday this week…
Made this pink one first. I wanted to use up chunky knit yarn which I’ve had for years and I finally got the chance to use it up! Gave this one a big one eye with odd length limbs.
I also had some black yarn. I was going to make a hat out of it but decided to pull it apart and use the yarn for something else. I think I used the wrong size needle as you can see the stuffing. Gave it some bunny ears, long arms and short legs.
Finally I made this one. Mrs Travels said Missy A (the youngest daughter) loves minions and I had this yellow yarn (the yarn is MummyGeeks which she bought it a very long, long time ago)… so I made something that resembles a minion. 
Might make a few more Christmas… this should save me a few pennies. 😉

Baby Knitting c(・o・)ɔ Waaaah~~~~~!

Uh. I knit. Yes. I knit (a not-so hidden skill of mine). I started from a young age and my primary school friends at the time thought I was an old granny knitting stuff… stereotypical moment. ¬,¬” I only started learning because MummyGeek was teaching Mr Stingy at the time and being a want to know it all at the time I wanted to do what Mr Stingy was doing. Sibling rivalry!!
I started knitting a bright yellow scarf. It was horrible as I increased the stitches instead of making a neat grid. 😦 But as time passed I became better at it although I did become frustrated at times because all I could do was make scarves and I even threw away my first ever knitting book – I regret that. So I bought another book called Knitty Gritty by Aneeta Patel many years ago – it was colourful compared to all the knitting books I went through. Need to get her next book!!
Baby knitting 

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.

First thing I made were these baby mittens. It had taken me five attempts to remember how to knit one purl one. How hard is that? Not hard, I just needed to remember to put the string at the front/back. ¬,¬ sigh. Geeks get things wrong too.
Baby mittens

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.

Baby hat

Made this headband with some of the remaining wool using this website.

Baby Headband

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.

Baby Boots

Hoping to make a little cardigan for Miss Pinky’s baby to match with everything above soon!

This has gotten me back into my knitting unfortunately. So watch out in the near future for more baby knit stuff or amigurumi… then eventually children and eventually adult stuff (oh deary me). 
p.s. Miss Pinky knits too – I taught her ^_^