Thursday 26 July 2018

Yarn bowl

My pottery course is now finished, but I did get to make a yarn bowl. I'm very happy with how it turned out - it's big (quite a bit larger than my other yarn bowls) and blue, and I love it!

It's exactly one year ago since my mother-in-law taught me to crochet and I made my first granny square. What a year it has been!

Here's to many more crochet projects!

Friday 13 July 2018


I enjoyed my first amigurumi project so much that I was keen to try some more. Here are a few things I've made in the last week - the ice cream keyring was a birthday present for my son's girlfriend (free pattern here). The bone (free pattern here) is for Barney, of course:

At first he wasn't very interested...

But after a day or two he started playing with it!

I also made a little doggie - it's supposed to look like Barney:

I bought the pattern (Simply Cute Dachshund) on Ravelry. The brown 'dog eyes' seemed like a good idea when I found them in the craft store, but I now wish I'd used round black eyes...

I'm not as happy with this project as I am with Dominic the Dopey Dragon, but the boys like it and tell me they think it does look like Barney!

Friday 6 July 2018

Lone Star Blanket

Remember the Lone Star Blanket I was working on? In between other projects I have been crocheting diamonds and sewing them together.

This is what the blanket looks like now - there's 190 diamonds in there!

Only 80 or so more to go... Plus a few dozen half-diamonds:

That should keep me busy for the next few months!