Now that took some stuffing! 🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩

The Wee House Of Crochet

I have been itching to make a doughnut for a long time, Twinkie chan (amazing) released the pattern last year in her book, Crochet abode a la mode, she fantastic, I still haven’t bought the book! But then the pattern was released in a magazine

so I had to buy it. Then when I looked at the pattern it was going to cost a fortune to make, the pattern recommends super chunky lionbrand yarn, I think I was looking at about £60 for the yarn and £75 for the stuffing.

Anyway, after visiting abakhan in Liverpool last week I managed to find some super chunky yarn in a biscuit colour and pink, they were classed as seconds because the label was missing, I bought 8 balls of biscuit for about £12 and 5 balls of hot pink for £6.99, then I found the new hug it out yarn from hobbycraft…

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I forgot I had Arne & Carlos sock yarn

The Yarn Blabber

One of the things that can happen when you stock up your stash is that you can get distracted for years by projects you’re stitching away at and forget that you bought this or that stray skein of yarn for “some day.” I have recently finished a couple of pairs of socks that I’ll write about another day. This means, of course, that I had to make a trip to the stash in the wee hours of Friday night to get some more sock yarn. I just can’t finish socks without starting another pair right away, you know. Anyway, I opened a bin and there I saw it: Regia “Design Line by Arne & Carlos” self-patterning yarn for socks. I think I probably bought it two or more years ago. Of course I got a toe-up sock started right away.  I’m having fun with it. I began the toe last…

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Ripple blanket progress update

Emma Crafts Design

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today, I’ve only been working on my ripple blanket lately so not much else to show. I’ve finished 3 skeins and I have 5 more to go and finish before next Monday! This will be a challenge but I think it’s feasible! I was afraid it wouldn’t be big enough but now I think it will be the perfect size.

I’m loving the colour changes and it’s nice and warm as I work on it.

I’ve also been desperately looking for a shark appliqué that I like but couldn’t find anything so I will have to wing it. Maybe I’ll write a free pattern for it too 🙂 I’m very excited with how this is coming along and I can’t wait to get started on a few nice sea creatures.

I wish you all a great week!

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Phewww that was close

This is a cute set to make for baby showers.

The Wee House Of Crochet

Note to self, de scale the iron before steam blocking!!

My last post was a review on sirdar sublime, at the time I was crocheting a wee cardy in piglet pink. Well I’ve finished it! But it was touch and go!

I finished the cardigan and thought, with it being cashmere and silk I’d steam it, this was the result

Dirty water spewing out of my iron!!!!! I was livid! Anyway, after a very gentle hand wash it actually came out, what a relief!!!

I also made teeny tiny shoes and a little hat to match

Since posting it on social media I’ve now been asked to make three baby blankets, 2 exactly the same and daisy blanket.

One of these, now I have pinched the picture fromLittle dove crochetbut these are colours ive been asked to make, and it’s just stunning!! Although they’ve asked for a brighter…

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Winding down: Recycled yarn, Part II

In early April, I posted a DIY tutorial on how I harvested the yarn from a recycled thrift-store sweater.

I’ve since hand-washed and dried the yarn, adding some weight during drying to take out the curls. Unfortunately, my strategy didn’t work as well as I thought it would. Once dried, the used yarn was still curling from its previous knit (though you’ll notice the waves are a little looser than before). I think this ‘yarn memory’ is due to several reasons, but the main one, I suspect, is a high synthetic content. It may not be the 100% wool I thought it was!

presweater b4 after.jpg Recycled yarn before washing (left) and after (right)

Anyhow, wanting to get on with things, I decided to go ahead and ball this curly yarn. For lack of a proper winder, I made the balls by hand using a toilet paper roll (!) removed when the winding was done. This was…

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So much going on!  But it’s great ☺️

The Wee House Of Crochet

And I’m still managing to get some crochet time in. We’ve been quite busy this week crocheting lots of items for theThe Crochet SanctuaryI’ve finished a lovely flamingo cushion cover

I really enjoyed crocheting this, and it was fairly quick to work up, it’ll look lovely on the sofa by the fire!

I also started a Twinkie chan (I love that woman) large doughnut pouffe too! It’s big, really big, and it’s going to take a whopping 5kg of stuffing, that’s 20 of the bags I normally buy from hobbycraft! Anyway I managed to order some from amazon for about £10, so I’m pleased with that, it’s not finished, it needs sprinkles and stuffing

It’ll be comfy though! I have used some of hobbycrafts new ‘hug it out’ for the pink centre, now the yarn is thick, really thick and nice to crochet with. @lyndascraftroom has been busy…

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