Thursday, 20 September 2012

Is It That Time Already

The other day DH pointed out that there were only three months left until Christmas. I said "oh yeah that's true, wow". Moments later it hit me, it's almost Christmas and I haven't even begun to think about what I'm going to make for everyone. I then realised that I would also need to make a start on any winter accessories that I want to make for my store (and myself). A question then popped into my head "Why am I making a baby range? There's no way that I'd be able to make all the baby stuff, winter range and Christmas gifts in the next three months.

So I've decided to leave the baby stuff until the new year, I'm currently finishing off Perri, the mittens I started last year (pictured below). Yesterday I worked out what I'm going to make for everyone, so either this evening or tomorrow I'll order the yarn for the first few pieces. You'll have to wait until after Christmas to find out what I'm making.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Mary Jane Slipper samples

As part of the baby range I'm working on a pair of Mary Jane slippers, based on a pattern by Crochet Geek. In the first picture shown, the top slipper has been worked with a 5mm crochet hook using 14 FHDCs to start. The middle was also worked on a 5mm hook but using 12 FHDCs at the start and the bottom was worked with a 4mm hook also using 12 FHDCs. The 4mm hook gave the best stiffness so I'll probably use this. In the second picture I've made a slipper in the same way as the bottom slipper in the first picture, however I've added an extra row in the sole, toe tip and back. This is the pattern that I'll go with. Next I'm going to make a finalised prototype. If it turns out well I'll begin making them.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Recipes

I've realised that it's been some time since I posted a recipe, even though I have made some new things. I'm going to try Quesidillas today or at least before the weekend. I'm also going to make an oxtail stew from a recipe given to me by my sister. If I remember to take a picture of it whilst I've still got light I will post the recipe this evening or tomorrow.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Head Down

I decided that it's time to get down to finishing off these bookmarks. I've been putting it off for the past couple of weeks. I have to hand see ribbon at the top I each one and then sew a label on it. I've only completed two and I have 15 to go (that's not including the two knitted ones).