Years ago before I could crochet I knitted my mum an elephant. This elephant was awful, legs all wonky, honestly it looked like it had been in multiple car accidents. Nevertheless my mum still has this on display in her living room to this day. When I visit and I see this out I cringe. Oh course I feel a little proud that my mum had this monstrosity on display, but that’s what mums do. I figured it was about time to make a new elephant for my mum for Mother’s Day, and here she is:
My husband’s Gran (Isa) turned 80 in March. This Victorian Rose Doily has been in my library for a long time and I’ve always thought I would make it for her, so I figured turning 80 was a darn good excuse to make thoughts a reality.
I saw this yarn at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and I literally could not let go when I held it. I had to buy it, along with a 19mm hook to work it up with. There was no tag to say which brand it was which I regret not asking about now. I knew I wanted this yarn to touch my face no matter what so I made a cowl. I love the colour and the feel of it on my skin, just a shame we are coming into spring now and I haven’t had a chance to actually wear it outside.
I’m sure many of you will remember the iconic game Lemmings. I made this for my brother’s birthday. The hair was done using the eyelash yarn and it wasn’t as much of a nightmare as I was expecting. Good thing with eyelash yarn is that if you make a mistake it’s well hidden 😉
Never again will I do waistcoat stitch. Don’t get me wrong, I am really pleased with the knit look and the hat overall, but perhaps I crochet too tightly as I found it very difficult to get the hook in the right place.
I have to admit that my yarn stash is getting slightly out of hand again, so I thought a great way to use up some yarn was to make some hats for preemie and newborns to donate to hospitals. They are so quick to make up and a great stash buster.
This was a tricky few rounds with a fair bit of frogging involved but I got there in the end. Please excuse the stitch markers. Thank goodness for YouTube that’s all I can say!