"Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" Douglas Adams

Friday, 13 February 2015

A Cosy Granny

I've been using up my stash unpicking WIPs that I've fallen out with and having a general crochet tidy up.

The crochet rug was the first result of this new weird more organized approach to my crocheting life.  And this is the second.
Feeling the love once more for the granny square, I have just popped this one into my Felt store and am busy working on another with a very retro black border.
Will 2015 be another year of the Granny?

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A crochet rug

This week I finished a crochet rug that I had been mucking about with for a while.
Its made from Zpaghetti yarn, which is kind of like tee shirt yarn.  I got the yarn early last year because it was on sale and after having had a bit of a play I put it away feeling very uninspired. 

Since I've had time to have a good look on pintrest well....

I quite  like how it's turned out :-)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

My first non granny square blanket

I found this pattern in an Inside Crochet mag, and it looked so pretty I decided to give it a go.
Normally I am put off by lots and lots and lots of motifs joined together, it all seems too hard and fiddly. I am glad I kept at it, so happy with the result, and I am unashamedly totally proud of myself for finishing it.
My mum bought me a great basket which sits next to my chair in the lounge, and leaving all the yarn and the blanket bits in it made a big difference to my motivation, it was harder to put away than a wee canvas bag :-) I had three other other projects on the go to which also helped me not to get bored:-D

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Back to blogging!

I am inbetween jobs at the moment, so I have no excuse not to post about all the crafting I've been doing to  fill in the 'when I'm not job hunting' time.

Rather than tell you all about everything all at once I thought I'd stretch it out a bit.

Todays pics are fowers made from egg cartons which I think turned out alot better than I thought they would.

I got the instructions from watching a few different YouTube videos.