Happy Easter

My family have never done Easter eggs, but once us chiddlybods got a bit older we started exchanging little presents instead. This year I decided to get crafty with my gifts.

When my parents visit they like to stay at a particular hotel, which has a massive picture on the wall of a Tunnocks Teacake wrapper (it’s a Scotland thing. We’re very proud.) and every time my Dad walks past it he says how much he likes it. So I decided to make him a mini version for his Easter present.

Of course I forgot to take a photo before packing it off because I’m a dingbat, but here’s a picture of the wrapper in case you don’t know what I’m talking about.TunnocksThe hardest part was definitely having to eat the teacake to free up the wrapper. Oh the sacrifices I make for my family 😉

Then it was Mum’s turn.

Funny story about my Mum – she is absolutely terrified of birds, can’t even stand to be in the same room as one, but she loves robins. I don’t know if she would ever go as far as touching one, but they are the only birds that don’t make her run away and refuse to return until they’ve gone.

So I just had to have a go at needle felting a little robin for her.I’m not sure it’s as good as my rabbit, but you can tell it’s a robin and that’s enough for me!

I felted a safety pin to the back so Mum can wear it as a brooch if she likes.And of course there had to be an Easter card as well.Does your family celebrate Easter? Do you have any family traditions? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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FO Friday 04.01.19

It’s been a while (and also Christmas) so there’s quite a few FOs to share today.

I’ll start with my tastiest gift; a Baileys baked cheesecake.

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My friend is awesome and let me have a piece, and it was goooood if I do say so myself. Which is a huge relief, as I’ve never made a baked cheesecake before so there was always the possibility that it would be rubbish.

I finished up the ‘matching’ cushions for my parents. A robin for my mum

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And a hedgehog for my dad.

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Here’s the back before I attached it:

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My sister got a pair of modified frostvirka mittens, this time as fingerless gloves

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I used chunky yarn so not only were they quicker than the last pair, there were also fewer ends to sew in. Win!

And finally, to finish off the Sunrise Scarf I had to tag in a wee bit of my previous Twirl. It’s kind of a sudden jump in colour compared to the rest, but I think it just about works.

 

Not quite as many presents as I was hoping to make for Christmas, but considering how quickly the year ran past and the fact that I spent December facing redundancy it’s really not a bad show. How’s your new year going so far? Got any new FOs to share? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 19.12.18

Current WIP count: 7

Another two Christmas presents in progress; I’m making semi-matching cushion covers for two wee circular cushions I had lying around in my crafty stash. It’s a little hard to tell at the moment, but this one will be a hedgehog

And this one will be a robin.

Both woodland creatures, both making use of that dark brown yarn, that’s enough matching, right?

I’m using super chunky yarn, a big hook, and dc stitches (mainly) so these won’t take long at all. The only issue I’m anticipating is how and where to put the red chest on the robin. Some thought and probably experimentation will be required.

The big day is coming up fast and I don’t feel anywhere near prepared! Please tell me I’m not the only one?

Hannah

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FO Friday 02.11.18

Happy Friday everyone! Is it me or has this been a really long week?

I finished the final robin for my mum and here’s the full set. With pompoms!

The one in the blue hat has been adjusted; I just didn’t like the way the eyes looked so I moved them a bit closer together.

20181102_154511-1.jpgIt’s been a long while since I mentioned them, but I did finish the baby blanket and matching bootees for my friend having a baby.

 

I’m pretty proud of them. Plus I took them to choir to hand over, and got 2 crochet orders from other choir members! Total win.

That’s what I’ve done this week. Anyone else got FOs to share? Any fun plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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FO Friday 26.10.18

I finished one robin for my Mum, aside from the pompom on his hat. I’ve never made a mini pompom before so I may yet end up buying some.

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As usual, my second attempt was much better.

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I so prefer the second one, I’m actually considering unpicking the first one and moving the eyes closer together. They’re just slightly too low and wide for my liking.

 

Hopefully I can get the third one finished up ready to give them all to my Mum this weekend. I’m going to a friend’s wedding tomorrow and I’m trying to work out whether it’s acceptable to knit during the ceremony…

 

So that’s my FOs for this week. Anyone else finished something? Got some fun plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 24.10.18

Current WIP count: 8

After pretty much nonstop knitting for two days at the weekend, I have made some serious progress on my nautilus shawl. Not that you can tell with it all bunched up on my cable.

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Apologies for the photo quality. It’s a dreich day in Glasgow.

I’m just over two thirds done and getting excited about reaching the finish line.

I’ve also made a start on a little robin bauble for my Mum. She loves robins, as they’re a reminder of her Mum (my Grandma), so I’m thinking of making a wee set of three for her.

It’s a very different experience to amigurumi, I must say. Lots of blindly following the pattern without really understanding where it’s going, then having an AHA moment when it all comes together. The sewing up is still definitely my least favourite part though.

Hobbycraft supplied me with some enormous skeins of cream yarn so I can get back to my Roses for Grandma blanket again. I want to make some real headway this week. It would be good to aim for some form of completion, like ‘make all of the roses’, but that’s a bit difficult as I don’t know what size I want it to be yet. Maybe I’ll focus on completing all the squares I’ve started so far.

So that’s what I’m working on this week. What’s everyone else making? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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FO Friday 19.10.18

Last week I tested an amigurumi pattern for Gigi of The Stitched Seal. This here is Samuel the squid.

He’s just so gorgeous!! Lookit those tentacles.

I set aside two balls of Sugar ‘n’ Cream for the make, but he only needed one so I’m seriously considering making him a squiddy friend.

That’s all I’ve finished for this week, but tonight I’m off for a weekend away with lots of free time for knitting and crochet, so hopefully I’ll have a few FOs to share next time!

What’s everyone else up to this weekend? Got any FOs to share? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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