Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Crochet Catch-up.

I've been super busy these last few weeks. I finished my (2nd) first year at University so it was a bit hectic trying to get last minute assignments handed in, and studying for exams.
However, I have been able to get back into the crafty mood.
I am not sure if that's due to me procrastinating, or trying to find anything to stop me from studying. Oops.

Originally this was meant to be posted a week or so ago, but i've been away in Spain as well as temping. Busy, busy, busy. Another excuse...I know. Shocking.

Just thought I would write a wee post about a few of the things I have been playing with in the last few months.

First of all I tried my hand at making a hat. I had never made one before, so thought the best idea would be to do a tiny one first, and if it worked out I would do another in a bigger more suitable size.

The pattern used was found on BobWilson123's YouTube page. If you find patterns difficult to read I would definitely recommend watching the videos on YouTube and copying them. It really works.

Please excuse the bear, he was the only thing in the house small enough to model a baby's hat.

Recently I have become more and more obsessed with Zpagetti Yarn and all the fancy things you can make it with. I bit the bullet and finally bought some last weekend, and following this pattern on the fabulous Dandelion Days blog, I whipped up this gorgeous rug in one evening. It took no time at all once I got the rhythm and was used to the strength needed to crochet with the thick yarn and 12mm hook.

Finally, I crocheted a cozy for a jam jar using the pattern on the Lulu Loves website. I am going to use this empty jam pot to make a Book Jar. Basically, you put the names of all the books you have yet to read and when you finish a book you pick another one, not knowing what it is. How great is that?!?!

What have you guys been making recently? Any summer projects coming up?

Happy Crocheting


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