|My little bag of tricks|
Anyway I was not letting these intriguing bits of yarn get away and I needed a break from knitting round and round and round on my Noro socks, so I got busy making crochet shapes.
I figure that if I use up these bits of yarn and have a selection of embellishments for future projects it will save some time, plus I also like developing my skills and learning new techniques.
My jam jar full of bits and bobs, scissors hooks and double point needles. I must get round to making something more elegant to store my hooks.
I have learnt how to make heart shapes thanks to Simply Crochet and floral motifs from the sister magazine Mollie makes . I can now make a magic circle and create a shape letting the yarn colour and texture guide me which way to go.
So now what?
Well I had brought some Tete a Tete miniature daffodil plants in from the market as I want to bring some colour in over these grey months. I needed a plant pot and remembering what Lucy at Attic 24 created when she needed a plant pot I got busy again.
|Not only am I hoarding bits of wool , I'm now looking at food containers.|
So what to do now?
A plant pot
Or a glamorous pot for my hooks instead of a jam jar?
Perhaps I'll get busy and yarn bomb the jam jar.
Talking of hooks I followed a link from Planet penny another crochet blog I follow as she was talking about being sent a Harty hook from Fleabubs. Intrigued to find out more I visited the web site and found these. Aren't they wonderful? Not only that there was a competition to win a hook by naming each collection and the deadline was an hour to closing, so I entered. Well my flabber was truly gasted when I got home from work yesterday to an email telling me I had won - Woo hoo!
So I've won one of these beauties - yes and I named them. The name was inspired by the apple design and one of my favourite books by Laurie Lee
I completed another quick project last night as I promised to create a spring collection for my niece. I wanted an Easter theme maybe a chick or a bunny and I found this bunny hat at Repeat Crafter me, she has some fabulous patterns.
Here is my finished hat - done in a day .
Now I must go back and finish that sock. However I've found this ladybird, it is my friends birthday this weekend and she loves ladybirds, so I'll have to make one. Then I will finish that sock !