Friday, June 28, 2013

White, blue & turquiose

Over the years I've built up an impressive stash of different yarns (mostly acrylic as it's so good for making amigurumi) and because I am fast running out of places to hide it all I've been attempting to do a few 'stash busting' projects to use some of it up.

This cushion for instance is made from the beautiful 'Blooming Flowers cushion' pattern by Lucy of Attic24 and it's a great way to use up some stash. The pattern is simple but works up quickly and is so satisfying to do. I loved seeing this work up and would have kept making it bigger and bigger apart from having a strict time limit that I was working to.

This baby blanket was another stash buster - using the same colours again but this time I chose a pretty circle granny square (another free pattern - this time from Wisecraft) to which I added another row of crochet and did the join as you go method for putting it all together.

Lastly there is this quick baby ball - this time the pattern was in my head - it was worked up in varying sized stripes and I used invisible decreasing to finish it off so there are no noticable holes for the stuffing to peep through.

Ahhh - now I just need to go out and buy some more white and blue yarn :-)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Multiplying Darleks

Sorry again for the delay in posting... I've been busy with lots of crafty things so there is plenty to share, I'm just finding it hard to put the hook down and write about what I've been up to.

These darleks were made back in November as Christmas presents - you may remember that I posted about this fantastic egg cosy pattern back in September last year... well I loved the pattern so much that I ended up making another three cosies and then using bulky yarn and the same pattern again a cute cuddly blue darlek too.