April 3, 2013 § 2 Comments
Here is what I’ve been working on for my baby boy while waiting for him to make his appearance (he was due last Sunday). I was going to write out the pattern but then I found this one which is practically the same anyway.
March 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I have decided to slowly, slowly start crocheting again. After an hour of trepidation and a few minutes of looking at my crochet hook and feeling a bit nauseous I took the plunge and started a new project. I decided to do something that was extremely quick and easy so that I didn’t overwhelm myself. I ended up making a simple bunting/garland to decorate the new arrivals room. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, it’s funny how you develop these sickness associations (I still have a terrible morning sickness association with Dora the Explorer – but I can live without that). I will try to post some photos of my humble garland as well as the pattern tomorrow.
February 25, 2013 § 2 Comments
So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I thought I may have been over the morning sickness but it’s still lingering and unfortunately the thought of picking up a crochet hook makes my stomach churn – I can’t even look at Ravelry without feeling nauseous! I really miss it but at the same time I can’t bear to think about it. Thank you so much Jessie for clearing up the Samira Bonnet issue, It had been weighing heavy on my mind for some time now, I have updated the pattern with the corrections. Only 5 weeks to go and hopefully I will be back to my normal self (only this time with a toddler and a newborn to look after).
January 3, 2013 § 1 Comment
My newest project: http://lamblovesfox.blogspot.com.au/
………… As if I didn’t have enough to do.
December 24, 2012 § 4 Comments
The humble granny square is one of the thing that first drew me to crochet and made me want to learn, yet in all my years of crocheting I hadn’t actually made anything with granny squares. Part of the reason for this is that blankets (even small ones) scare me, it’s such a huge, time consuming commitment. I always thought “what if I stuff it up? What if I the colours aren’t quite how I imagined them? All that work and love for nothing”. My little boy is due in only 3 months so I thought that this would be the perfect time to get over my commitment phobia, after all once he is here I won’t have the time to do such a project for quite some time.
So here it is! My first official granny square blanket, it’s small but I did it!
A good tutorial for the basic granny square can be found here.
December 5, 2012 § 2 Comments
This is more than a little embarrassing to admit but for the longest time I thought that coat hangers were actually pronounced ‘hoat cangers’. It’s a mistake I made as a small child and never really thought about untill…… well, quite a bit later. In my defense I’m extremely dyslexic and this is not the first, or indeed the most embarrassing mix-up I’ve ever made. Anyway, this lovely project from Dottie Angel has been on my to-do list for a very, very long time but I’ve always had bigger, ‘more important’ projects to finish. The other night I wanted a quick project that was straight forward, pretty and that didn’t involve any altering. Immediately this pattern sprang to mind, I didn’t even need to choose my own colours. I made 3 of these in around 2 hours (at a very relaxed pace). The only problem is that I like them so much I can’t bring myself to put them back in the closet but I have no room or wall space for them anywhere else. Time to get a bigger house – I can dream.
Pattern can be found here.
December 3, 2012 § 5 Comments
I had my 20week ultrasound the other day. Having convinced myself that the baby was a little girl I was surprised to find out that in fact…..
The same day I went out to buy something boyish and I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed in the range of boys clothing available. I came to the conclusion that if I wanted something I liked I would either have to spend thousands of dollar at boutique European online shops or I’d have to make something myself. With a little trepidation I picked up my crochet hook for the first time in over 3 months (the morning sickness is still lingering and I find the motion of crocheting makes it worse). I found this free crochet pattern via Pintrest and decided to give it a go:
Oh how I’d forgotten how much I LOVE crochet. Sometimes I get too caught up in the end result and I forget how much I enjoy the actual process of making. There is nothing more satisfying than making something with your bare hands.
I found the bunny rabbit image on the internet and printed it onto transfer paper and ironed it onto the little onesie. God bless Creative Commons.
I altered the original pattern somewhat but you can find my project notes on Raverly here.
To celebrate I’m also working on a few baby boy patterns like this knit-look pixie bonnet so stay tuned…