Eresin In Stitches

The Happypotamus is finally finished!

Honestly. why it took me over a year to do 20 minutes work is beyond me.  The poor guy sat with no eyes or ears for all this time!  I finally motivated myself to get this WIP done once and for all.  20 minutes later it was done.  I could have kicked myself for leaving it so long.


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You Shall Not Pass

Frodo and Gandalf!  I bought the patterns here.


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Reddit Yarn Exchange!

While the shipping deadline was only 2 days ago I have already received my Secret Santa gifts for the Yarn and Needlework Exchange on Reddit Gifts.

A wonderful lady called Ran sent me 2 parcels.  The first one arrived on Friday which contained Lucy Collin’s Star Wars Crochet kit. I had previously bought a couple of the patterns (you will have seen the results already) way back before she published the book.  She sold the patterns on her Etsy page.  Since the release of the book I believe the patterns are no longer on her Etsy page which meant I couldn’t finish the set without buying the full kit.  Well now I can finish the set!  I’m so excited, I think the next one to make will be Chewbacca so watch this space.

My second package contained 7 Lily’s Sugar and Cream in the most gorgeous colours she could have picked!  I can’t pick a favourite.  I simply can’t wait to start hunting for the perfect project to be worthy of these.

Ran if you are reading this then please know that you are so utterly wonderful, I can’t thank you enough.

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Mid Month Temperature Blanket Update

Ok I was just too excited about the weather to let this wait to the end of the month.  LOOK AT THE ORANGE!!!  glorious, 4 days of 19 and 20 degrees.


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Hippo Bruno

Bruno is pretty adorable.  You can find the pattern here on Etsy  I used dk yarn and a 3.5mm hook rather than the thread and 1mm hook the pattern called for.  SO naturally he came out much larger.




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Temperature Blanket January – April

So I jumped on the bandwagon at the start of the year and decided to make a temperature blanket.  The basic idea is that everyday you do 1 row and the colour that you do is based on the temperature.  Some people do two rows a day, one for the highest and one for the lowest temperatures.  I have decided to just go by the temperature at noon on that day.

I am using Stylecraft Special DK. and my key is as follows (all temperature in Celsius):

<= 0 Purple
1-3 Dark Blue
4-6 Light Blue
7-10 Dark Green
11-14 Light Green
15-18 Yellow
19-22 Orange
23-27 Red
28+ Bright Pink

Now given lovely (haha) Scottish weather I highly doubt I’ll get to use the bright pink, so I may well just border the whole blanket with it since I’ll have plenty left over.

So we are at the start of May I decided to post a pic of the blanket 4 months in.  The blanket is only wide enough for one person and below you can read the blanket left to right.  You can see that it’s getting warmer and we had ONE DAY where the temperature was 15 which allowed me to bust out the yellow.  Oh that was a happy day.


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Scarf -> Blanket

You might remember the Scrap Scarf I had made back in November.  Well I unravelled it all and decided to make a blanket with it and kept adding more and more scraps until it was big enough for our double bed.  It’s pretty ugly but cosy and warm.


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It’s been a while since I tucked into some of the more fun projects I like to do.  I was asked to make this for a friend, I had great fun doing it.  I took a pattern I bought of Bilbo and changed the colours up to make it more like Frodo. You can find the pattern I used here on Etsy.  I can’t wait to get started on Gandalf next!


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Virus Shawl

Made with James C Brett’s Marble Chunky in MC38.  I think I used 2 balls of this.

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Stitch, Stop & Roll Afghan from the Crochet Crowd

I loved the idea of this design from the crochet crowd and bought up the Cool Ocean Breeze kit.  I learned a lot of new techniques in this and decided to follow the video walk through Mikey did rather than follow the written instructions that came with the kit.  The pattern is FREE and you can pick any colours you like! You can find more info here




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