January 11th, 2015
So… I had the flu jab a few months ago… unfortunately, that flu jab has no effect on the strain of flu that is currently going around. Oh well… such is life.
While I was moping around waiting to get better, I saw a lovely picture of a poncho while I was surfing online… not on a wave somewhere. Anyway, found out that the pattern is from Simply Crochet! Of course it is the edition that I didn’t get. I tend to buy the Simply Crochet magazine when I see it about but I guess I didn’t see the November edition when it was out.
The online edition was 99p. I could afford 99p
The pattern is for an adult but I wanted to make one for Little Bee. So by altering the pattern and using Sidar Snuggly Snowdrops Chunky yarn and Jarol King Cotton yarn… I made this:
Little Bee loves it. It keeps her neck warm and it doesn’t get in the way of her active movements! Yay!!
Maybe I will make one for myself now
December 1st, 2014
It has been ages since I made anything.
It has a been a long year.
But then I noticed this pattern on Craftsy and it looked really cute, so I decided to purchase it and try it out.
I used different yarn so it came out a bit bigger… but I think it still looks cute on Little Bee
June 13th, 2014
So… I have no idea where her purple sun hat (and I just realised I didn’t put the purple sun hat up here!) is as the house is forever in a mess! I know I should clear the mess but I thought crocheting her another hat would be faster than tidying up.
It’s not actually finished as she wants me to crochet a cat applique for it…
Will add the yarn info later as I’m at work right now and supposed to be doing work!!
May 19th, 2014
One can never have enough bags especially when one goes grocery shopping. So, I decided to crochet a net bag for myself.
The only problem is, Little Bee likes it and it is now hers as she said I must have crocheted it for her as it’s purple… one of her favourite colours.
It is now filled with her moshling figures… which is good as I know now that tiny items won’t fall out from the netting!
When I waited for her to come out from ballet on Saturday, I decided to start on another one… using black yarn. Unless of course Little Bee then decided that she likes black too!
May 18th, 2014
Yes, I’ve been away for more than a month.
Yes, it’s no longer spring but heading towards summer now.
But… it was still a bit chilly a couple of weeks ago so I crocheted Little Bee a cardigan for her to just throw on if she felt a bit chilly.
It’s a big too big for her so I tighten the stitch around the neck… in red… so when she get’s bigger, I just have to unstitch the red yarn. I know… I’m cunning like that
I used the pattern by Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice here. Crochet hook 6.5mm. Yarn – Hayfield Bonus Chunky lime green (#785) and some chunky red yarn I have around the house that I’ve lost the label… sorry.
March 16th, 2014
On Friday Little Bee and I took Auntie Amanda to the Knitting and Stitching Show at London Olympia for her birthday treat. Auntie Amanda was thrilled and I have spent all my March budget so will be eating peanuts for the rest of the month!
March 16th, 2014
I bought Little Bee some beads the last time we saw Mama Al for a Yo Sushi! lunch date. I put it aside when we got home and then forgot about it until Little Bee brought it out about half hour ago.
Half an hour later… here are our new jewelleries
February 5th, 2014
I decided to make myself a pair
I used Sirdar Montana shade 0209 and 4.25mm hook. Pattern adapted from Drop Design.
February 2nd, 2014
I was looking for a pattern for a Cookie Monster hat and the ones that I found (free patterns of course as I am tight like that) I didn’t really like…
I did find one on Etsy and was ready to pay for it when I thought… hmmmmmm… why not try to make one myself first and if it’s a disaster, at least I know where I can find the pattern. And if I did manage to make one, then I can perfect the pattern and be a competition on Etsy
So…. here it is!
Not bad for a first try… and if the yarn is not fuzzy… it must be one of the messiest hat I’ve crocheted… but the most important thing is that Little Bee thinks it’s wonderful!
January 22nd, 2014
Scott saw the wrist warmers I made for Mummy G on the kitchen windowsill at work. He really liked the pattern and asked if I could crochet a pair for his mom.
I crocheted his mom a baker boy hat for his Christmas present to her but I can’t use the same yarn as it is very chunky but I had a green yarn lying around somewhere and over the weekend… crocheted these:
Then I remembered I had a coral colour yarn from the same brand and crocheted these:
Then I thought… hmmmmm… how does it look like if I mix the colour like these:
So Scott now has three wrist warmers that he could choose for his mom. He might not like any of them and choose a different yarn for me to crochet for his mom but at least I’m building up stock for when I finally decide to sell my stuff at the craft market
I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran shades 0897 (coral) and 0899 (green), 4.5mm hook and the pattern is from Drop Design.