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Sunday 11 August 2013

Crafty chaos.....arghhhhhh!!!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all having a lazy Sunday :-) I am working this evening but can have a crafty day beforehand. The only problem is I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO!! And don't really know where to start!

I have a few things that I have to have finished by the end of next week when I go back down South to visit my family, and typically I have done bits of them all.

Firstly there is the shawl I posted about on Wednesday. It is coming on nicely (and I have been brave enough to transfer it onto circular needles). Sadly I will not get to see the recipient of this shawl now so it can go on the back-burner.

I have also started the Crochet Camp 'Warm at night Handwarmer's but so far only made one....so not much use yet! The Artesano Alpaca Yarn used to make them though is beautiful, I love the colour and the feel of it!

I then realised that I may get to meet the latest (and cutest!) addition to our family and had bought the wool in the Deramores sale a couple of weeks ago to make a toy......so of course I have just started that too!

And if that wasn't enough I have been making some toadstool mushrooms for the 'Waxham Gnome Extravaganza' which I also mentioned Wednesday. These are so fun and quick to make but may be giving me RSI as my wrist it getting a bit sore. This is partly why I have been switching between crochet and knitting. 

You may notice that most of the toadstool have gaps where you can see the stuffing. This is because the pattern dictates a few rows of dc2tog, leaving gaps. this is not due to over-stuffing as they are still very soft. The toadstool second to the right however has none of these gaps!!!This is because I saw a couple of brilliant blog posts on PlanetJune, a brilliant Craft Blog with loads of amigurumi patterns, ideas and crochet a-longs, about making invisible decreases and also finishing off amigurumi crochet projects. These are definitely worth a look for anyone into amigurumi and provided the perfect finish for the toadstools. I have plenty more to make so will carry on with this newly learned technique- the gaps of the others will be covered with white felt spots!

Finally, to top it all off I really want to write up the pattern for the Strawberry Granny Square I designed a couple of weeks ago before I totally forget how I made it!

Oh well, no rest for the wool addict ;-) 

Have a good day,

SS xx


  1. The little mushrooms are so cute!!

    1. Thanks Ellie! I still need to do loads more.....arghhhhhhh!!! x