Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Butt Rot!


I made a sun hat in one sitting. I couldn't help it. I just couldn't stop!

I'm surprised I came out of it virtually unscathed. I had an eye-strain headache in the morning but the expected joint stiffness in my hands never materialised! Incredible.

More Butt Rot to come though. I guess I haven't learned my lesson. I'm making one of those pointy dodecahedron ball things and I never want to stop once I start. Oh dear....

My stash expedition went well, but I did forget the felt. No worries yet because I haven't started on the birds, but I did get some beautiful yarn for them. They're going to be fantastic... if I ever remember to get the felt!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Am I really still up???

I knew I shouldn't have looked. Now I want to make a sun hat for my daughter. I keep browsing in the patterns section at Ravelry and my queue is getting longer and longer!!!

I'm also wondering all the while if I can get away with using DK instead of Worsted for these patterns... I think I just need to suck it up and give it a go. I've got my stash down to a very respectable size but I have little its and bits I'd like to get rid of. I guess this is my version of thinking aloud. Forgive me.

Shopping tomorrow- right. I need....

orange felt for birdie noses
8mm noses for birdie eyes (might need another shop for that)
pretty colours of yarn for birdies, penguins, cupcakes. Definitely yellow, some jewel tones...
smallest possible crochet hook I can find
5.0mm hook, since the mystery hook turned out to be 5.5

Right. It's after midnight. Bed.

Hello, Ravelry!!!

I finally found another use for this, one of my many blogs. I have connected this to my profile on Ravelry, a website for knitters and crocheters. It's a great site. It's sort-of like a Facebook or MySpace for your yarn-related hobby. You can organise your projects, in-progress and finished, you can have a queue of projects you want to do, list your yarn stash, keep track of hooks and needles, books, magazines and patterns. There's even a great way to search for patterns. Many of them are free! I'm so glad I finally, after a year and 3 months of crocheting, joined this site.

I have spent time lovingly photographing and uploading my projects and my stash, and choosing from the amazing range of projects on offer. I didn't need another reason to be any more fired up about crochet, but I've got one anyway. This is fantastic!

But most of the people who will see this are already on Ravelry. Hi, everyone! :) Have I got this right now? Not sure- it's been a while since I've dealt with RSS feeds...

I'm going to my old standby, Walthamstow market tomorrow to find some more DK in brighter colours than I already have, so I can make the amigurumi birds I have downloaded. The stall that's there on Thursdays has 100g balls of robin DK for a pound. I suppose that's as good as it gets, right? Bring it on!