From Russia (Via China, Leicester & Southend) with love..

April 22nd, 2008

I spotted these Russian Dolls in Next during a bit of retail therapy during my lunch hour and had to have them.  I don’t know why I was so drawn to them as Russian Dolls never really fussed me before but this time it was different!  I think maybe it’s the colours of them and that they have prettier faces than usual.  They are now living on our bookshelf :)

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.

Introducing Bernard..

April 15th, 2008

I made him for Chris yesterday afternoon (I’m off work ill with a throat infection at the mo). I totally made him up as I went along and I think he turned out well and Chris seemed to like him :D

Here he is….