Wednesday, 2 November 2011

change of subject - recent crochet projects

I have been crocheting in my spare time, find it good for the 'grey cells' as poirot would say.
What i have been crocheting are some wonderful ear warmers.  I started off making one for my youngest daughter but it came out huge (see pic 2), so a change of hook, and coloured yarn (a 6mm for a 4mm, 2 balls of dk for 1 ball of dk and 1 ball of 4 ply).
So far i have made 3, the first attempt, which luckily fits me, the 2nd attempt for my eldest and finally a 3rd one which fits my youngest perfectly.  It's like the 3 bears of head gear.  Both the girls love their ear wamers the elder one so much i have to remove it from her while she sleeps at night.

I got the pattern from a link from a friend, the link is to youtube and the excllent bobwilson123.  A fantastic source for any crocheter, with great instructions and endless ideas to extend and adorn your crochet items.
the very helpful instructional video can be found here 
bobwilson123's youtube page

3rd attempt
1st attempt

I have finished this one with a butterfly from here butterfly tutorial

the other is finished with a lovely dahlia from Dahlia tutorial

next project will be a hello kitty squares blanket 
ttfn x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

An Introduction

You will have to excuse if this makes little or no sense as i am a virgin blogger!

I thought i should begin by introducing myself, I am a mother of 2, my greatest achievements to date, they drive me mad, they bring me joy they are my children.

I have many opinions on many things, most are rubbish and the minute they leave my mouth or mind i give myself a mental slap for being so foolish. 

I have a live in boyfriend (the other half) who at times i could cheerfully choke and other times i couldn't love any more if i tried.

We all live in a house in bad state of affairs, not our fault I might add, I may fill you in on the reasons at a later date.

To my other half's disgust we have opened our home to two kittens, both are completely insane just like the children and very cute too.

II have in the past 6 months taken up crochet, something i have discovered, I am quite good at, and hope to add some of my creations on here soon.

for now  shall stop as life continues around me and I'm sitting on my behind typing.