Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Crochet hook case

I covet one of these! Aren't they beautiful? There really are some very clever people out there in crafty blogland. It's good inspiration, I've been thinking for a while that I need to make myself a crochet hook roll. I particularly like how these ones fold in. I've made a couple of needle rolls that, well, 'roll', and I find them a bit awkward. This is possibly my own fault though as most of my knitting needles are big sizes, so it makes the rolls pretty chunky.

This was my first-born. In the tradition of giving first-borns to special people, this went to MrBrownPants' mum (I always wondered if that tradition was just because good friends won't tell you your first-born is crappy?) Outside:
Inside: This one was a prototype. I wanted somewhere to put needle gauges, stitch counters etc. as well as my shorter needles. It's made with cheap IKEA fabric (so it wouldn't matter that I crapped it up!) but I never got around to making a 'proper' one. Inside (inside inside inside inside) Outside (that one's for The Grates fans. I'm thinking of you) I have a very very small amount of florence broadhurst fabric. I'm thinking it may be time to use it...

**NB: I've fixed the link now. It wasn't meant to go to Knit Purl...anlthough there's some cool stuff there too!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Ho ho, it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties!

My pirate name is:

Captain Grace Flint

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Hehehe, I don't know how true this is but it made me giggle :) It seems even as a pirate i'm bossy and temperamental!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Scarves in time for summer?

I'm feeling like a bit of an idiot knitting scarves when it's just hit Spring here, but I got my hands on a copy of one skein and just couldn't resist the cable/rib scarf. This was my first go at cables. I don't think I stuffed it up. It was a lot more straightforward than I thought. The only reason I really wanted to try cables was because i'm addicted to knitting accessories (I don't think I'm alone here!) and I wanted to get some cute cable needles...Any excuse really. The thing I really like about this scarf, and one skein generally, is it's a total stash-buster! I have no idea what yarn this is, I always manage to loose the covers, it's a talent, really. I suspect it's wool. It's very soft, and quite thick. Anyway, it had been floating around in the abyss that is my yarn stash for a while. I had to adjust the pattern a bit, even with two balls I didn't have enough yardage, so I just knitted to first ball and then replicated the second in the same length I had done in the pattern with the first ball.
On a completely different note, I was talking to my dad and then my sister tonight, and we were all in the process of cooking tuna bake for dinner! Isn't that weird? It was nice to know that although we're so far apart there's some things that still bind us together.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Note to self

Trust the little voice in your head that tells you not to wind your skein after Friday night drinks.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clapotis Completo

So i'm a bit nervous, this being my first craft post on my own blog and all. So here's something I prepared earlier:

I was a bit late to this bandwagon. I used to look at the pattern and put it in the 'hardcore knitter' pile. One day it just clicked, though. Now I won't take it off.

To avoid being repetitive, there's more info here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hi there

And welcome to a new craft blog. I knit a bit, crochet a little, and attempt to sew. But I'll try just about anything. Pleased to meet you.