Sunday, September 30, 2012


A while back, I started making hexagons. They're in red, pale pink and medium pink (and you'll have on trust me on this but the colours go well together).
I'm considering adding in light and dark green, too.

Anyways, I'd crocheted around 100 red centres, then completely forgotten about them. So, Saturday night, I started on the next round. Pale pink.
I got 12 done before I started falling asleep.

I haven't picked them up today since I started on a cowl for myself (yes! something for myself!) this afternoon. I've done 16 rows, and I'm thinking I need to do about 45 - I may in fact do a few more.
I'm still not sure how it will look on me - It likely will end up being a "Not For Me" project, but we'll wait and see.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A poncho for Miss M

I've finished the poncho for Miss M.
Photos will be taken and uploaded when I have Miss K, Miss M, Miss I and Miss W all together and all in their ponchos - That should be next Wednesday, but we'll see how it goes.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A poncho

Over the past few days, I've been busy hooking.
Miss K (aged 9) now has a poncho, Miss M (aged 4) will soon have a poncho. Miss I (aged 7) will have one as soon as I can get some yarn to make it.
And before we go in to Sydney for a concert at the Opera House (I'm really looking forward to it - Mnozil Brass are quite entertaining, and it's a rare child-free evening), I'm going to need to make a poncho for Miss W (aged 8(ish) ), a friends daughter, and also the daughters friend. So, more yarn needed for that, too.

Anyways, the pattern I used is Miss Sucrettes poncho pattern.

It's a graphic pattern on there, so I'm going to be helpful and write it out.

Foundation Chain: ch multiple of 8, to fit over the head of the person. slst to beginning of chain

1st row: ch3 (counts as first treb), treb into each stitch below. slst to top of ch3 to join.

2nd row: ch3, trb into 2nd stitch, treb into 3rd stitch, ch1, **treb once into next 3 st, ch1**. Rpt ** to ** end. slst to top of ch3 to join.

3rd row: ch3, trb into 2nd gap, treb into gap, ch1, **treb once into next gap, ch1**. Rpt ** to ** until half way around. at half way, add an extra treb, treb, treb, ch to make a corner (similar to a granny square corner). Continue ** to ** until you reach the beginning, and add an extra treb, treb, treb, ch.

Repeat 3rd row until desired length.
 Trim however you wish.

As you can see, I still need to weave in the ends, but Miss K and I are both happy with it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

My pale blue and chocolate blanket - a WIP

My latest WIP is a blanket in pale blue and chocolate.

Obviously, they won't be just like this.

Also just as obvious is the fact there will be many more. They'll be joined with a pale brown (is "latte" too stereotyped a colour? :P ), and then a border will be made with all three colours - how that comes to look, I'm not quite sure right now.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

21 squares!

I need 225 squares (did I tell you I worked that out?), and I'm 21 in. My maths says that I'm just under 1/10th the way in. Heh. And it's starting to warm up.
It's a lovely 19C (66F) here today, the first tulip from the garden is out (excuse the crater right next to it. It seems Kelpie pups like to dig) and Lady has started barking at the neighbours whenever they leave their house.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Progress on the solid squares

I have 7 pale blue solid squares made, and I've run out of the pale blue yarn. They're 6 inch squares, and my bed is queen sized (The mattress is 60in by 80in), so I have a helluva way to go.
Someone want to do the maths for me on how many more squares I need to do?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

More squares!

I've done another solid granny square like the one I did on Friday night, and am working on another.
I'll get enough for a blanket... eventually...