Monday 26 November 2007

Problem with been 5 foot 2

Heads, heads and more heads that's what I see when I go to a club to enjoy music, I could wear my high heels but than my feet would hurt from the standing and dancing, not forgetting the wait outside to get in.
But I can't complain the music, atmosphere and lights were excellent and a much needed night out. Somethings you need to do something different (non yarn related) to recharge your batteries.

Sunday 11 November 2007

Blog Birthday

Yippeee I just noticed its my 1st year Blog Birthday.

Happy Blog Birthday to me

How did the year go so fast?.

Saturday 10 November 2007

Knitting and Crochet Guilds London Meeting

Today was the Knitting and Crochet Guilds London Meeting. We had 18 people (including myself) which was an excellent turn out as there was another large knitting event on today.

The room was big with plenty of space and the large windows let in lots of light. Everyone was really nice and friendly. We went thought lots of stitches (sorry if anyone is having stitch overload now).

I was impressed how quickly everyone picked up the stitches. We also experimented with bobbles and double ended hooks. People helped and discussed the techniques with each other, its great to meet and share ideas.

Jeanie Carter wearing her Tunisian crocheted waistcoat with crocheted surface decoration she designed called "Kerry Stones" Jeanie also brought in some excellent samples of Tunisian crochet to show the group. As did Eleanor Slingsby and Marjorie Needham. I love seeing other people crochet (knitting, beading anything crafty I like looking at it)

At the end of the meeting Marjorie Needham demonstrated how to crochet around a recycled deodorant ball and turn them into Christmas decorations (all her own designs) including the double filet waistcoat she is wearing.

It was a excellent day with lots of talented, creative, friendly people and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to everyone.

Thursday 8 November 2007

A Tunisian Crochet Beaded Bracelet

I bought a selection of balls of hemp yarn in the summer and I kept looking at them, thinking what can I make. I liked the colours and I also had a few bags of matching beads, so here's my first play. A Tunisian crochet beaded bracelet, it used nearly a whole ball, only 13 balls left eeekk!

Saturday 3 November 2007

Tunisian crochet

I am teaching tunisian crochet (also know as afghan crochet) on 10th November for the London group of knitting and crochet guild.
So I have been playing for the pass few weeks thinking about tunisian crochet and how much I really like it. I like the fabric and find it very quick to make up.
The scarf (the pink yarn) is a combination of filet crochet and tunisian crochet. I like mixing and matching technques and plan to make more patterned filet tunisian crochet scarves.
The fingerless glove (also tunisian) is part of a booklet I am writing, I hope to have a dozen fingerless glove patterns in it, knitting & crochet.