Knitting & Crochet

Cute Cardi

I’ve been messing about with crochet for nearly a year now. I only tend to pick it up from time to time so there aren’t too many completed projects under my belt. On a recent trip to Australia to visit family I was in Spotlight and saw some great yarn in the sale bin…I couldn’t resist so I picked up…

Lots of Lovely Legs

I think I drive my husband crazy, I can’t sit still for more than two minutes and I am renowned for never getting to the end of a film! Having said that crocheting seems to be winning the battle over those ants in my pants! I have decided to dabble in the world or amigurumi (small crochet animals). The sticthes used are quite basic…

Crochet marathon

So, I’m embarking on what I think will be a bit of a crochet marathon (for a beginner anyway)….a baby blanket! This project is basically a diversionary tactic I decided to make some gorgeous baby booties for my nephew as a gift for Christmas. I found this fantastic pattern from Sylver Designs on Etsy. There’s some translating to do between the American…

My First Crochet

I have completed my first crochet project! Ok ok, I actually completed it ages and ages ago, but ‘ve been somewhat busy having a baby and trying to survive the Christmas rush (which rapidly turned into the January rush….) so I’m more than behind in all sorts of stuff. I wanted to make something simple, yet practicle…that wasn’t a scarf – although…

All fingers and thumbs

Sitting around in the evenings watching rubbish tv just isn’t enough so I thought I’d teach myself a new craft. I’ve been meaning to learn to crochet for some time now and sadly I have failed to find anyone I know to teach me, so out with a book!  I have been learning from Simple Crochet by Erika Knight. The illustrations…

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