#2 a bunch of friends

Hello everyone, time for post number 2! I was cleaning up my room the other day and came across these guys, which I made in highschool. Now I take them to work and they are a great help in developing imaginary play skills. It’s been a while since I’ve done some amigurumi, maybe I should try and find the pattern again so I can make a couple more. Aren’t they cute?! Granted, it’s an old project of mine, but they deserve to be showcased. I remember feeling pretty proud of them when I made them in the learning-how-to-crochet days.

Have a lovely week everyone!

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#5 whoo and fair isle

Tuesday blogday! I haven’t been very inspired to knit this week, I think my hands wanted a little break. So I made these two very small projects.

ColdridgeThe first one is a little owl. They looked a lot cuter on the patter, but since I have neither a really small crochet hook nor buttons or eyes, my amigurumi owl turned out like this. He is a little unconventional, but I like him all the same – unconditional love 🙂 I think I will give him to my friend, who has already named him Colderidge.

fair isle The second little project is a fair isle headband. I was trying to use yarn from my stash and thus dwindle it down – but the project is so small that it was hardly successful. What I do like is the pattern, and the fact that the redish yarn is 70% wool – thus creating a nice warm cushion for the ears. It will now go in the ‘hats and scarves’ basket we have at home, and I’m sure it will be used 🙂

Small things this week. Let’s see what next week brings. Have a lovely crafty day everyone!!

SOS ravelry queue

Hi everyone 🙂

I know it’s not Tuesday yet, but I have come to a discovery – MY RAVELRY QUEUE IS WAY TO LONG!! I should not have been surprised, I know that I continuously add to the list, but at 118 items I fear that I will never be able to do them all. So now, I have decided that I must decrease my list to at least 110 items and then MAYBE I can allow myself to add another item or two. I just felt that I should write my resolution down and make a post about it, so that it appears more legit. Hopefully I can keep myself to the resolution and tone down the craziness a little bit … for now. 

Does anyone else have a crazy long ravelry queue? There are just so many lovely patterns out there, it’s so tempting! 

#19 granny squares and 2014!

Hello everyone! Can you believe that tomorrow will be 2014? I find it hard to fathom, time just goes by so fast. Soon the winter holidays will be over and I will return to school and the usual routine. Christmas has been fun, and I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring. So with that – I wish everyone a wonderful, crafty, healthy, fantastic 2014! 🙂

Gaby scarf #19c #19dMy last blog post of 2013 is for a scarf I made for my friend Gaby; she is vibrant and I thought that this scarf would be perfect for her. I had been looking to do something with granny squares for a while, but always get discouraged about how many squares are needed for a blanket or pillow cover – not to mention the amount of ends that have to be sewn in. I was looking through ravelry and came across a modification – someone had made a granny square scarf! Brilliant! So I set about making 36 squares and sewing them together, and then finally finishing the scarf with a double crocheted border to unite the squares.

A fun project for a fun lady 🙂

#17 Christmas Charity

charity hats charity hats Hello everyone! It’s later than usual, but where I am it is still Tuesday. Today has been an exhausting day; I had 2 finals and had to pack up my stuff to go home for Christmas. All is done and over now, so I have time to write this post. Last year the knitting club at my university paired up with a local Vancouver charity – so we made them a couple of hats and mittens to add some spark to someone in need’s Christmas. I love giving people knitted things, but it feels almost better when you know that they truly appreciate and that it brings a smile to their face (and keeps them warm). Due to finals and everything else, I was only able to contribute 5 hats, but I quite like them. 3 of them are simple crochet hats with earflaps and a nice border. The other two were knitted on double-pointed needles and should fit a toddler. These were stash-eaters and kept me busy during my breaks in between studying – a healthy way to distract myself from the stress of university exam season.

Back to Christmas knitting 🙂   NO MORE FINALS!!