Sunday, March 27, 2011

Getting Ready for Winter

Every year when autumn arrives I start to think about knitting. Must have something to do with the evenings getting colder. Although I suspect the sudden bounty of yarn at the craft shops plays a large part.

In the past I've knitted vests and jumpers, but this year I felt a new scarf was in order. Two and a half large balls of 8ply yarn later and this is a result. A brown and blue pinstripe scarf. Why brown and blue pinstripe? Because that's the colour of the tenth doctors suit. Well one of his suits anyway.

The scarf is knitted in brown rib-stitch with the blue stripes embroidered on afterwards. Crocheting the whole thing would have been easier. I could have worked the stripes in as I went. However crochet uses more yarn, and I don't like the look of it for large flat surfaces.

Now I just need the weather to get a little colder so I can wear it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crochet from my warped imagination

In between work I've had quite a bit of spare time on my hands. I've put it to good use though, the bathroom is sparkling clean, there's some fresh herbs planted in the garden and I've been crocheting.

I thought it was about time I crocheted something from my own imagination. This little dino-bug guy is the result.

He started out life as a scribble on the edge of a payslip, (yes back when payslips were paper and not electronic). Since then he's appeared numerous times in my notebooks. And now he's a yarn toy.