Monday, 8 September 2014

More yarn, and gloves!

I ordered some Red Heart Super Saver in camo colours, and started to hook a fingerless glove for my husband.
Now to make a second one. I hope it uses less then one skein.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Bicycle saddle cover

Today I put my completed saddle cover on my bike. It's made from mainly short scraps, where the colours are longer are random amounts I cut off a skein/ball.
Saddle cover (almost finished).

The cover on my bike.
Instead of elastic like the pattern says, I crocheted a chain that just fit when loose, put it on the bike, then tied the chain into a bow.
Pattern can be found here:

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Beach wrap/throw/coverup

I wanted something to cover me when I went on holiday 2 weeks ago, so I created this wrap. I added detachable straps using buttons, and buttons down the front so that I could do it up as needed.

Camera lens attracts attention

I was looking at things that I could crochet to add to my camera on Ravelry, when I saw a cute teddy bear that simply slips on the lens. So I whipped up a quick one. It's written in US terminology.
Find the original pattern here. Ravelry for the designer.

See mine on Ravelry.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Blanket WIP

I am currently making a C2C (corner to corner) granny afghan. The colours don't quite feel right, so I may add in a bit of orange now and then, just to spice it up. I'm hoping to make it big enough to fit on our bed, which is kingsize.
I made a colour pallet from the blanket. Dark purple, bright yellow, black and pale purple.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Finished objects

As I haven't updated here in a while, I thought it would be a good idea to show off some of my finished objects. For the full range and more photos, see my facebook page.

I have completed 2 large granny squares, and a summer wrap, all can be seen (just!) in the photo below, covering my legs.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Facebook and other updates

I seem to be mainly posting updates to my facebook page, as I'm mainly on mobile, it's just easier and quicker.
You can also find what I like on Ravelry, projects I want to make, after I finish my current WIPs. I'm going to add some more photos to their own posts, stay tuned!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

WIP again

A rainbow scarf.
I wonder what the finished item will look like?
Row 1 US double crochet, Row 2 US single crochet, alternate rows.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Blanket update

Here is the overview so far. I've used 4 different shades of yellow so far, some more noticeable then others.
I still have the rest of the current ball, and a new 100g ball to crochet on, hopefully to be finished by 11th March.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Granny rectangle

Here is a WIP, it's going to be a blanket, final size, unknown. Mainly yellow for my Mum's birthday in March.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Cancer awareness

I've found this group on Ravelry, 12 months of awareness which creates 6" by 6" squares to go to various charities.
It's made me think, I want to do some fundraising for charities, seeing that as of 26th Feb I will be unemployed until I find a new job, I might as well do something useful with my time.
I've found a list of charities by month, August and December seem empty though.
I may walk, dress up, bake or make things.
If anyone would like to join in please let me know.

I will try to update this when I can.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Fingerless gloves, free pattern

This is pattern done on 2 needles, no DPN!

First glove. I wear it on my right hand.
1 pair size 4mm knitting needles
1 ball 100g wool
1 tapestry needle

This is the yarn I used, although it is the orange-y version Sombrero 315

Cast on 28 stitches. This was just right for my hand, I don’t consider myself to have large or small hands, around average. When adapting the size, make sure to keep to an even number of stitches. As a guide, 24 for woman, 28-32 for a man.

Friday, 10 January 2014

How I started my blanket

In other words, mini tutorial.

Based on the wool, I selected the needles. I used the size suggested on the wool. As I am not aiming for a specific size I didn't knit a swatch.

I cast on lots of stictches until one needle was quite full. This turned out to be 126 if I have counted it correctly. The first 18 rows were all knit. The next ones are knit 5, purl across, knit the last five. Turn it around, the next row: knit all across. I'm carrying on this way until I reach about a square in size, then I will knit each row for a bit, then knit in another patter, keeping a few stiches at the end of each row always knitted so that it doesn't curl.

When I have used almost all of the ball I will cast off, and see how big it is. Or if it I decide it is long enough. Then on to the next ball of wool, casting on 126ish, making another long length. Once this is the same length I will sew the 2 together. If I want it to be wider I will knit a 3rd from the last ball of wool.

This is going to be a long project, so I have other smaller ones on the go at the same time.
I aim to knit at least 4 rows a day, it will keep the progress consistant I'm hoping.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Blanket WIP

Knitting whilst watching Stargate.
Shots of the blanket WIP
Distance shot, 126 stitches total.

The edging.

The wool.

Life Chunky. 4UK/US10/6mm

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


One scarf and one blanket currently being knitted. Can you guess which is which?