Thursday, 25 October 2012


I recently forgot my sister-in-law's wedding anniversary, but have now sent a card which will arrive approximately 22 days late and a little felt decoration which was inspired by no-one but myself for a change!

Pinky pointed out to me first thing this morning that the sequin isn't quite central (I'd already tried to rectify that myself!) and then took it upon herself to manipulate it into the centre (unsuccessfully!) and dislodge the white threads!  Never mind, it doesn't really matter!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Learning to crochet.

I am a self-taught hooker (with many thanks to The Knitting and Crochet Bible!) and am very much in the early stages of what will hopefully be a long and productive journey!  I have managed to complete two big (by my standards!) projects and then had a little play around and completed two little projects.  The scarves are each made from 30 Granny squares and are pretty long.  The rose decoration is from this post on Attic24, and the star is from this post on Jellywares - this one was a real challenge as the pictures wouldn't show on the computer screen and the  crochet terminology was American.  I used this webpage for US/UK crochet term conversions.  I had to make a couple of adjustments to the pattern as I went along but am happy with what I produced in the end, and even feeling a bit Christmassy!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Knitted Decorative Dog Collar

Pinky was given some knitting things nearly two years ago and has dabbled here and there with varying degrees of success, but has now managed to get her fingers properly around garter stitch and has made a decorative dog collar for Honey, our labradoodle.  I helped out with the button-hole and did some remedying along the way, but she did the hard graft.  Well done, Pinky!