Saturday, March 31, 2018
I needed something to make at Can Do Books Sit&Stitch on Thursday, so I rummaged around the bookshelves and found this lovely book. I got it a few years ago when I just started crocheting. It is a lovely book filled with beautiful things. I wasn't able to make anything out of the book when I got it. When I looked at it the other night I was rather excited that my crochet skills have come a long way and I could probably make everything in the book, and read the diagrams. So I made one flower on Wednesday night and one on Thursday. It is very fine crochet using No 8 perle cotton and a .75mm hook. Not sure what I will do with them.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Yesterday was Sit & Stitch at Can Do Books and I picked up tis sweet book on miniature worlds and doll houses. Stephanie had showed me this book a while ago and I had forgotten about it until yesterday. There is a paper doll and dresses in the back to play with if you want.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
For the last few years, in attempt to not eat chocolate, I have been getting various other Easter presents like the Bobbin Lace course. This year I signed up for an online Basketweaving course. I have looked at basketweaving before and have a couple of books, but never went further because of materials, where to get the sticks and weavers. This course uses raffia, something that is very easy to get. My large bundles arrived yesterday. It was a case of looking at the small 50g bundles at Spotlight and thinking that wouldn't go very far, and then finding 1kg bundles that were relatively quite cheap (and half the price of the store recommended by the course), so I bought two.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Finished the chickens last night. The tallest one is about 28cm. The size difference comes from thick/thin yarn and different hook sizes, and the chicken with legs is a different pattern to the roosting chicken. The patterns are from Stip & Haak, the yarn from Fibresmith and The Noble Fox Yarn Co.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Found this very sweet dog mug in the city yesterday at Gewurzhaus, a spice shop. The head is the handle. Not sure how functional it would be with a hot tea in it, but it is very functional and fits right in to the craft room holding tools for easy access.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
This was an azalea that was my Mum's. Piers bonsaied it. Several times it has looked like it was going to die, then it sprouts and starts all over again. Once it comes back fully it will get an overhaul and a root trim. Hopefully it will keep going, It is a beautiful little tree.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Finished the little rabbit and took a few photos, quite a few in the end. The pattern is by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. The yarn is from Fibresmith, her own hand dyed. I chose to use less colours than the patten, loved the soft grey. You can't really see the pink in the ears in the photos.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
I pulled the hat apart again, really not happy with the tension. And instead of starting it another time, I have put it aside for now. What next? Maybe this lovely rabbit by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. I received it free through her newsletter, but you can buy it on Ravalry. I got the yarns out last night and found I had to re-wrap the rusty brown. Yes, I think I will make a rabbit.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
The flu is still around. So let's look at what I was working on this time two years ago. Durning March 2016 I went to Bobbin Lace Classes at the Embroider's Guild of Victoria. There were good things and bad things about the course. I haven't done any bobbin lace since. Although I have collected all the materials and tools to do it, I borrowed bobbins and the pad for the classes.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
I have a flu and spent most of the day in bed. I managed a couple of rows of knitting on the hat, but had no energy or concentration for any more. So let's do a 'same time last year' thing. I was making lots of rabbits, Luna Lapins for the Easter window at Can Do Books. I really enjoyed making Luna and all the different wardrobes.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Had to pull the hat out and start again. I haven't used the pattern before and was unsure about which size to make and couldn't tell until it was a decent way along to test. It fitted, but on the small side. So out it came, re-wrapped the ball and cast on.
Friday, March 9, 2018
I finished the knitting charts I was working on and laminated them. I discovered matt laminating pouches when I was learning bobbin lace. They are a bit more expensive than the glossy knit, but much better to work with.
I also did a few more rows on the hat yesterday.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
My head is all over the place at the moment and can't settle on working on one thing. I was making trees, but I am bored with that and last night started a hat with one of the lovely green yarns. On waking up this morning I'm not sure I will continue with the hat as it looks too small, we shall see.
Monday, March 5, 2018
I received a text this morning from my sister-in-law saying how she enjoys her little fairy in a jar and could I make some more. I have made a lot of things and put them into the lid of Moccona coffee jar lids, but I don't remember making one of Salley Mavor's little people and putting her in a jar lid. And yes, I'm sure I can make more.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
A trip to Fibresmith yesterday and picked up some greens for more trees. Something rather satisfying about buying yarn and then winding them into the centre-pull balls.
Made one tree last night in the darkest green. Looks a little dull after working with variegated colours, but will be a nice contrast to the other lighter greens.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The little dog is finished and playing very nicely with the other dogs. All three dogs are patterns by Kerry Lord, Edward's Menagerie, Toft yarn. I bought the kits at a craft show last year. Kerry has a dog book coming out here in May.
I am counting the little reindeer, but I don't have a final figure that I am aiming at. As many as I make will be the number.