I’ve been very busy in the sewing room over the last few weeks. Apart from all the scrappy-ness I showed you a few weeks back, I have also managed to make 8 cushion covers and 8 leaf needlecases for the shop. But in between all the sewing I have managed to get some crochet done too.
Look how much my African Flowers blanket has grown! Isn’t it just gorgeous? I am so in love with it. I work on it as a reward to myself for all the other craft stuff I do. Crocheting these little african flowers is just a treat for me! I reckon I am about two thirds of the way there now.
The other crochet feat I have managed to pull off is to make this pair or gloves! I was ridiculosly pleased with myself for making these. The pattern came from another Melody Griffiths book ‘Crochet in no time’, and I loved the fact that they were granny squares with fingers! These aren’t perfect, as I struggled a bit with the pattern to start with (patterns are hard!).
I loved making them so much that I started on another pair! This time fingerless. I get such a cold ‘mouse hand’ when I am working on the computer at work, so fingerless gloves are just the ticket. I think I like these even more than the first pair as I have mastered the pattern now and could alter it slightly to fit. One of the great things about crocheting gloves is that you can make them to fit your own hands like a … well, like a glove!
I am thinking that crocheted gloves would make great Christmas presents! Also the book has a pattern for a granny square hat and a jumper! The jumper needs at least 15 balls of wool though so I will have to save up my craft supply chitties before I can buy enough nice wool.
One last crochet related photo – more owls!! I sold 3 of the last batch of 5 the day after I put them in the window so I have made some more (I think I may put the price up!). I bought some new wool for these, the ones at the back are in a Sirdar ‘crofter’ wool and the front ones are a microfibre from Rico. I love using variegated wools for my owls.
These are wingless, as yet (and therefore easier to control) but they still look cute. Wings will get made and attached tonight!