Monday 18 June 2018

Market bag from baling twine

Another finished project! A market bag made with polyester baling twine from the local hardware store.

Based on the Easy One Skein Market Bag pattern by Zeens and Roger that I also used for my very first crocheted project last year. This time I crocheted fewer rounds so it wouldn't get too big, and made two handles instead of one.

Crocheting with the twine was hard work and the twine is very splitty. But I'm pleased with the result!

Sunday 17 June 2018

Pindara scarf

As I mentioned in my last post, I had lots of crochet time coming up this week as my eldest son had his knee surgery on Wednesday. I decided to bring a simple project: the Windowpane Scarf by Adrienne Lash, a free Ravelry pattern.

I used Drops Delight Rainbow yarn (4 ply) that I bought on Etsy last year, thinking I would knit socks with it.

He had to stay in hospital one night, so I had lots of time to crochet. By the time he was released I had used up one ball of yarn.

I used another ball to finish the scarf at home yesterday. Sitting in the sun on our deck, listening to an audiobook, and crocheting all the stress of the last few weeks away. Heaven!

Hugo meanwhile is recovering well and will start his rehabilitation program next week.

The details:
Pindara Scarf (named after the hospital)
Pattern: Windowpane Scarf by Adrienne Lash
Yarn: Drops Delight Rainbow 4 ply
Hook: 4mm

Sunday 10 June 2018

Ottoman cover

In 2014 I bought two ottomans at the op shop in Brisbane and used cow fabric to upholster them. Four years later they are still very popular in our household, but looking very grubby, so I decided to crochet some new covers.

I bought four balls of super bulky Bernat Blanket, which worked up very quickly. A large part of the cover was crocheted in hospital - eight days after his brother tore his ACL, my middle son fell off his bike and broke his wrist... (again - same spot as in December 2014). He needed surgery and had to stay a night, so lots of time to crochet :-(

Today I sewed the cover together and noticed that my scissors match the yarn very well!

Here is the ottoman in use. I don't have enough yarn left to make a cover for the second ottoman, so will have to go shopping first :-)

My oldest son has his knee surgery on Wednesday, so lots of crochet time coming up this week as well. I do hope our bad luck streak has run out now!