Saturday, 6 August 2011

FO Friday (on a Saturday...)

Shhhhhhhhh, I know it's a day late, but I didn't finish one of the projects till last night and didn't have time to blog. As always, Finished Object Friday is hosted By Tami, and you can check out what other people have been doing on her blog

First up, a crocheted penis. Made as a joke gift for a hen night party. Excuse the quality of the picture as I forgot to take one myself and someone had to send it to me after the party. The pattern is here if you're interested, I ran out of time to make the testicles so I just stuffed it and sewed up the end. The hen just couldn't guess who made it, mwah ha ha ha. ;)

I also finished the granny blanket for my nephew, and have exchanged it for one of his old ones to see if I can repair it as he uses them for security objects (he's very nearly 2).

The munchkin hat is also done, and was fun to make, although I currently have no access to a newborn to see if the size is right. I'll have to wait till January. It was also a first attempt at a pompom, and I got really bored wrapping the yarn and gave up a bit to soon, so it could have been fluffier. I would definitely make this pattern again, but first I have to find someone quirky enough to want one as a gift for their newborn.

And last but not least, this is what I finished last night. My first sewing machine project! I've wanted a roll for my crochet hooks for a while, and since I finally figured out the basics on the machine (like go and stop!) I thought this would be a good first project. 

I couldn't find one pattern that matched what I wanted, so I combined elements of this one at Planet June and this one at Today We Made and drew up my own pattern. 

It's a little wonky in places, and not all the stitching is perfect, but it has space for new hooks I don't own yet. ;) If I get brave I'll post my version of the pattern another day.

I'll be able to blog my wedding photo's soon, I've had to wipe and reinstall my laptop but now it's all tidy again I have room to put the photo's on the hard drive for uploading.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I'm back! and WIP weds...

I'm back! And I'm now a married woman, with any luck I'll post some pics and tell you about it tomorrow, as we're hoping to collect the official photos tomorrow at some point...

And it just so happens to be Wednesday today, which means it's Work In Progress Wednesday as hosted by Tami.

I've got a few things on the go at the moment, I'm still "working" on the crayon blanket, the hooded jacket and the cushion cover, by which I mean I'm looking at them occasionally and not doing a lot else. They'll get finished eventually.

I've got a couple of new projects to go with them. The first is a replacement granny square crochet blanket to swap for the two that my nephew uses as security blankets. He likes to stick his fingers and toes through the holes and wriggle them, unfortunately the yarn wasn't strong enough for that and both his blankets now need heavy repairs. It's the acrylic DK I had left over from the celtic scarf I made.

The second project is my very first bit of knitting! I got a crash course from an auntie, (not the one that taught me crochet, a different auntie!), in casting on, ribbing, stockinette stitch, and casting off. Not sure how much I can remember now, but youtube vids are good reminders when I get stuck. For my first knitting project I've gone for something flat that isn't going to need any stitching up at the end, and that actually only really uses the knit stitch. It's the diagonal comfort blanket from Lion brand yarn. I'm making this in the aran yarn leftover from the convertible hat.

Oh, and I should probably tell you who the knitted blanket is for, as they're also the reason I've not felt up to blogging much...

My final work in progress for today is:

A tiny human I'm growing, pictured here at 12 weeks and 1 day ish, this was taken last Friday and we're very excited to meet him or her in January!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

This time next month......

This time next month I'll be married and partying away at our reception! 

Just thought I'd pop by and share, I know I'm neglecting things here a bit...

Still need to buy my ring, give out the last invites (!), have the dress fittings, book balloons, have a hair trial, decide on make-up, find another photographer (!), buy the buffet food..... and probably other things I can't remember right now.

Oh well, exciting times!

(not me!)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Hen night part one

Saturday night we went out in the city centre for part one of my hen night. 

My friend thought it compulsory to dress me up in all the hen night stuff she could find, knowing she isn't intending to get married so I won't be able to get her back!

I had a great night, and didn't get home till 3 apparently.

Part two will be a sit down meal in June, I just wanted to get the drinking part out of the way early.