Bamboo Washcloth

April 21st, 2008

I fancied having a go at using bamboo yarn and decided a washcloth would be a good first project as it’s easy, small, quick and useful!

I used garter stitch as a border round the whole thing then moss stitch for the rest of it and I even crocheted (yes you heard (or should that be read) right) a little loop to hang it up! Though it seems I can crochet chains only, which is ok if all I want to make is loops.. or chains.. :p  The yarn used was Sirdar Just Bamboo in a nice shade of pink on 5.5mm needles.

Sirdar Blur

March 30th, 2008

Ages ago I bought 5 balls of Sirdar Blur in a lovely kinda inky purple colour (they say Indigo), they were bought after seeing a pattern in a knitting mag for a lovely jumper. I’ve never got round to starting the jumper so I thought rather than the yarn just sitting there I’d try and make something, but what? Then I read on someones blog that on Ravelry you can type in a type of yarn and it will find all the patterns and projects related to it – genius! So I had a search and found a lovely looking scarf (Invisible Stripe Scarf), checked out the pattern thinking it would be difficult and y’know what it’s SO easy :D So I cast on for that this afternoon and it’s coming along nicely.

Our trip to Hobbycraft last week was very successful, I bought lots including cheap yarn to play about with, crochet hooks, a thing to put press-studs on to fabric (better than having to sew them on as this makes it stronger), Hama beads inc glow in the dark ones, some cool Sculpey that turns into an eraser when you bake it and some aida and embroidery thread. I set to work with the aida and thread straight away to create some cool geeky cross stitch of computer games characters, they turned out really well (I’ve only posted the pic of the Robot from Bubble Bobble tho).

Books!

February 25th, 2007


Just ordered these two Stitch N Bitch books off Amazon, I was looking at buying the knitting one a few months ago but never got round to it. Today I felt like treating myself (was payday on Fri :p) and there was a deal on buy the 2 for £12.99 or something, so I got both :) (click on the pics for links).