Thursday, 21 February 2013

My first crocheted beanie!

I have recently joined a crochet group here, and we get together every second week and crochet and chat, and it is such good fun! I have been working on my ripple blanket at our get-togethers, but was recently inspired by one of the ladies to try and crochet myself a beanie.

I have never crocheted a beanie before, and had no idea where to start, so I used the fabulous half double crochet beanie tutorial by bobwilson123 on YouTube...check it out here.

I started it on Tuesday at lunchtime, and had it finished this morning - less than two days! I'm a beanie making machine!! Check it out below...
So, what do you think? Do you like the desert colours?

I have used Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton) in the following colours: Burnt (343), Florence (350), Ochre (349) and Choc (315). Purchased online from my favourite yarn shop....Deramores.

I might add that I was busy modelling this hat on a 39 degree celcius day.....the crazy things we do ;-). Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Thomas the Tank Engine is a cake!

We had a little Thomas Party on the weekend for Master 2, complete with Thomas cake of course. Thomas was a wee bit wonky, but apparently that's because he was taking the bends on Sodor too quickly... always trying to be a useful engine is Thomas!

I believe that the birthday boy enjoyed himself some...
...and that he enjoyed the cake some too!

His sentence du jour is "pay nee nors, pay nee nors, peas?" Which translates to "Can I play with my Thomas trains, please?" He absolutely LOVES Thomas, and it is so cute!

PS. Thanks for your lovely comments on my last post. I really appreciate them :-).