Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pin Cushion

I have had a bit of spare time on my hands lately. Which means I have more time for crochet. To fill in my time I made a new pin cushion.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Does this make me a Crazy Stalker Fan?

December was a big month for concerts in Melbourne and I found myself at two of them: U2 and Muse. My flatmate is a huge fan of U2 and because the tickets were cheap I went along too. It was an awesome concert, even though we were sitting in the highest row behind the stage. During the concert I had the idea to crochet the band. So with the help of some hastily scribbled notes and some photos that my flatmate took, here is the result.

A few weeks later my favorite band Muse were playing. Having already started making U2, I thought I might as well make Muse too. Of course the lead singer was wearing a suit that made him look like a human mirror ball. A really hard effect to duplicate in yarn. But after some experimentation with metallic thread, I think it turned out okay.

And what am I going to do with all these little guys? I gave U2 to my flatmate for Christmas. Muse I am keeping for myself.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Stars

I know Christmas was three weeks ago, but I've been busy. I ended up working full time right up until lunchtime on Christmas Eve. Any spare time was spent making Christmas presents and churning out these:

Star Christmas Decorations.

I try and make them as gifts for all my family and friends. The first few years I used patterns from the internet. After that I started designing my own.

This was my first attempt:

Okay it was more like my fifth attempt. The rest didn't really look like stars.

The next year I made these:

And here is a slightly different version of this year's design:

For scale here are all three stars together.

I've had a bit more time on my hands lately, so hopefully I'll have some new stuff to post soon.