Do you remember that I blogged about the Key Ring Book by Emma Varman last time?
(click on photo for the link)
Well I finally got round to making one of the wonderful key rings in there!
This is obviously a tortoise, but I made her with Chunky yarn rather than DK so she's a little bit large for a key ring - however I do have a very large sack type handbag, so she might get attached to a ring after all!
I added a flower to her shell as I had one "just there"
Now for my "FIND OF THE YEAR"
My lovely friends at String Theory Crochet have started to make & sell these wonderful Yarn Candy Tubes
I asked for a "Rainbow" combinations of colours
But there are lots of options to choose from
These little balls of 8g (approx) each are just perfect for projects like my "Flowers" blanket in the photos above
Or for my Triangle a day project
Isn't this just so much FUN
And each triangle takes about 3g of yarn, so I have plenty of each colour to make 2 triangles
Do go to the String Theory Crochet shop
have a look at all the fantastic colour options available - you WILL be like a kid in a sweet shop!!
OK - yes, you can blame me.
Another blast from the past blog is Ms Clarice
You can find the pattern in Inside Crochet Magazine,
In the meantime Ms Clarice can be found in Pimperne, North Dorset
Or on the farm by the coast!!
Isn't she a cutey?
I have had a little "me" time this week as I have been good by working a little over the last weekend and getting all my commission work finished and posted out.
So, with "me" time I thought "CROCHET" and went to have a look at my yarn stash.
This did take some time as I have accumulated a lot of it, so I had a little sort out at the same time.
During this thoroughly harrowing (not) experience, I came across a ball of 4ply by A Stash Addict called Mermaids Hair.
"Perfect for Socks" it said - it was thinking exactly what I was thinking
I went to my list of "patterns to make" and quickly opted for a pattern in Inside Crochet Issue 51 by Bianca Boonstra called Simmerdei Socks
Here's the Ravelry Link
So I got my hook out
And got hooking
I am loving the way these socks work up so quickly
I have nearly finished the first one!
Ahhh and now I have finished them both!
And finally, my lovely Mother in Law bought me this beautiful Crochet Ring
So head over there if you fancy one for yourself!