18 September 2009

adelaide beanikin

Gift received! So here's what I made for my friend's little girl, Adelaide, who arrived last week. I bought the pretty merino wool from the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show. I had a picutre in my head of what I'd like to do and set about transforming it from idea to reality. As my crocheting goes, I did stitch and frog a bit. I used my niece who is a little over 1 year old as my guide. I didn't think I'd quite have enough yarn to make it as long as it would need to be so I managed to find the plain orange/apricot colour and work it in. Good thing I did too coz I didn't end up with much merino left over at all. I started with this extra little notch which I later curled over and worked my way down with continual double crochet. It adds a cute little feature to the beanikin.

And then, once the length was good, I added earflaps coz they're cute and extra warm. I blanket stitched it all around the edge and attached long plaits so it can be tied under the chin. I made it on the larger size as it's nearing summer here so little Addie won't need to wear it until she's a bit bigger anyway.

16 September 2009

time lapse

I know. It's been too long since I blogged. I have been working on some projects. Some are just progression (and moving slowly) and others are gifts not yet recieved so I can't show you yet.

I've also been working, putting together a soldier's box (parcel for an Aussie soldier working somewhere overseas), pulling the damn weeds from the garden, relaxing with some xbox36o games and enjoying the sunshine that's been more present lately. I also started making a wrap for my knitting needles and crochet hooks while they are not in use but I'm not quite sure how to put it together yet. So it's still just lying on my desk waiting for me to find a solution.

I'm also in the process of setting up an Etsy store to broaden my potential buyer audience. Ü Any tips for me??