Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf

I have wanted to try crocheting with some lace weight yarn for a while, and since it is nearly summer and I found a single ball of Rowan fine lace yarn in the sale bin I thought I’d go for it. I didn’t think working in lace weight would really be much different to working…

Special Cards

If you’ve liked me on facebook you may have seen my latest project in progress. It is lace weight yarn, which I haven’t worked with before so it is taking me a while. I’m excited to get it finished though! (Even if it is another distraction from my blanket). In the meantime, here are a…

Tiara Headband

I’ve recently been given the book 200 Crochet Stitches by Sarah Hazell.  Just flicking through makes me want to start a bunch of new projects and I’ve been itching to try most of the stitch patterns. It was my friends’ daughter’s 1st birthday last week and so it seemed the perfect opportunity to try out…

Water Lily

It was bound to happen.  I bought this yarn for the blanket I’m working on – but of course I got distracted. I’ve been looking for a good water lily pattern for a while, and whilst I’ve seen a few most of them require sewing several layers together.  Also, most water lilies I have seen…

My Avalon Top

As I mentioned last week I am currently working on a crochet blanket.  It is taking a while because it is so large… and also because I get bored quite easily!  I am the kind of person who likes to finish what I’ve started rather than put things down and start a new project, but…

Shooting Stars Cowl

This project is finally finished after having restarted it several times.  I am really happy with the result though so it was worth persevering!  The final pattern is actually very simple and quick to work up thanks to rows of broomstick lace. I am in love with this beautiful yarn which I treated myself to back…

Slouchy Butterfly Hat

Happy New Year to you all!  I’ve been looking forward to getting back into my normal routine of making and blogging, especially with my fractured elbow now fully healed up.  I’ve got a tricky project on the go at the moment (much frogging and sad violin music) so here’s one I made earlier… This one…

2013: Your Projects

Christmas letters come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Some are funny, some are long winded, some contain lists of achievements that make you wonder if anyone in that family knows how to have fun.  I’ve never written one, because I’m fairly certain it wouldn’t fall into the “funny” category, and as I’m no…

Butterflies

I used these patterns to make my Butterfly Scarf, and matching hat (when I finish it!).  For the scarf I made 2 small, 2 medium, and 1 large butterfly. You could make these using any scrap yarn and matching hook size. Small Butterfly This one is worked in rows. Tip: To save weaving in ends,…

Butterfly Scarf

Those of you who “like” my page on facebook will know that last week I had the misfortune of fracturing my elbow.  (It was a bike/ice/corner combination of events resulting in me now needing to wear a sling for 4-6 weeks.) So I haven’t been able to do much crafting recently! :( Fortunately I had…

Easy Textured Cowl

As promised, here is the matching Cowl to my Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves, which I posted last week. Once I had decided what to do with this yarn this set worked up nice and quickly, and are keeping me lovely and warm this November.  I’m actually wearing them indoors to save putting on the heating…

Easy Textured Fingerless Gloves

I love this textured yarn!  However, it took me a while to figure out what to do with it.  I guess I have a tendency to want to try elaborate stitch patterns, but with a textured yarn fancy stitches just don’t show very well.  Added to which they were not so flattering to showing the…

Dollar Size Purses

If you like the metallic clutch bag I use as my profile picture, these little purses are similar.  These were made specifically to fit US dollars, gifts for my friend’s girls who recently emigrated stateside. I love how a simple flower can pretty up these items.  These purses are dead easy to make, so perfect…