First post! I thought I'd start off showing you what Crochet projects I have with me on holiday on the go right at this moment.
Granny square blanket
My lovely collection of cheapo acrylic wool
The blanket is 66cm / 26in across (the bit of paper on the blanket is a 100g ball band to compare sizes. I seem to like rainbows ^^ I've got a huge stash of blue wool which I'll use to bulk it up after I've finished the current round of colour. With a few stripes of cream. and more blue. Maybe a bit of green too.Very excited.
Men's size 13 socks
Making some super-sized socks for the Bloke. One sock uses almost one ball of 100g super chunky wool with a 6mm hook. I had about 12 inch strand left of the stuff from the first one- not bad going I'd say!
I must confess- I use crochet patterns like I do recipes. I get an idea of the shape of the thing of which I'm making, then sort of wing it. Hence why I can make a women's size 6 sock into a men's size 13. I'm just magic. To be honest, it isn't very hard with super chunky wool and a 6mm hook. I would have used an 8mm but I couldn't find it- but I think it's worked better this way, there isn't too much pull on the stitches.
Sheep Tea Cosy
The Bloke has an 8 pint teapot which needs cosying. Cus y'know, no man can drink 8 pints of tea in one sitting. Ok, that's debatable. But anyway, Project Giant Sheep Cosy will be another "make-it-up-as-I-go-along" sort of thing with a few measurements thrown in. Planning to do a bobble stitch for the body, then a simple arigurami head. The little black blob on the left hand side of the image is one of the legs. I tried to teach bloke to make a leg but working with a 4mm hook with black wool is difficult to teach with :D
Because Bloke's family are so lovely, his Grandma bought me a stash of wool from the charity shops. The perfect find! 8 balls for my blanket, and some sort of fluffy stuff (gorgeous colour too) to make cushion covers. Ooohh exciting!
My weapons of choice
A simple rectangle made with chunky wool with a length on the end to wrap it up with ^^ Cheapo hooks too. I wouldn't get those fancy wooden ones or the ones with handles- I learnt to crochet with these, so my movements are suited to these hooks. I twist the hook a lot so the handled ones would get in the way. The wooden ones I found to be too light, and the hook bit is very narrow. I just like these ones kay :D Oh, and a trusty biro, and some scissors.
That is all for now! I have many more projects on the go at home, so when I get back from holiday I'll document all those too. And update you on these ones!
See you soon!