Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shopping in Hobby Lobby

I have been meaning to buy a really big hook for sheets and t-shirt projects for some time. Found this very reasonably priced pack of three for $4.99 from The Crochet Dude. He lives in Houston like me so have to be a fan. The yarn is for a giraffe for my nephew who LOVES them. Criteria for choice - softness, colors and price.

Hobby Lobby does a 40% off your most expensive item coupon which I just love. Bargain.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scottie Dog

DD wanted two little crochet dogs for her friends coming over for a birthday sleepover. This is dog number one created from Annaboos House blog  http://annabooshouse.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/scottie-dog.html

Used doubled up stash yarn, fluffy mohair.

Monday, July 21, 2014

First shrug

Decided to make a standard rectangular shrug using the six balls of moss colored clearance yarn. It's not as wide as it should be so will put an edging on when I finish five balls. The stitch is a rather super cable which I've never done in crochet before. Looks contemporary anyway but thinking I should have gone for a more open stitch. Never mind I'm onto ball 4 already. Don't want to turn back now.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Clearance sale at John Lewis

Ran out of yarn but managed to restock at amazing clearance sale in Norwich. Already made another infinity scarf on the flight Stansted to Nice!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Loving my latest crochet infinity scarf

Infinity scarf made from Victory Farm alpaca yarn in New Mexico. It is totally lush and I wear this most days. Made it while waiting for our hire car at Heathrow realizing the UK may be cooler than I'd expected!

A pair of crochet slippers for myself

TOTALLY out of yarn now. Will have to get to a store in Norwich today to get a few balls before we fly to France!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Slippers for my old school buddy

Decadent weekend away with two school girlfriends led to me making my first pair of crochet slippers as a gift. Adapted Moogly Posy Toes Crochet Slippers pattern omitting the posies. My friend was pretty pleased with them!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bunting on the Norfolk Broads

How fun! Decorating our day boat on the Norfolk Boards. Father in law is a funny chap.