Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Admitting your wool addiction is the first step...

So here's the reason I've decided to start this blog. Having crocheted a few Christmas presents, including a VERY long scarf for my dad (which nearly divested me of the will to live), I put away all my wool and hooks until a couple of weeks ago. I knew I had a few projects to finish though, so I decided to face the music and sort out THE STASH. Having piled it all onto our little dining table, I realised I had developed a bit of an unhealthy addiction to wool. But then, there are worse habits!

Since then, I've made a tiny dent in the dreaded stash. But I've also had to buy more wool for new projects, sigh... ;)

So this blog is my way of motivating myself to keep on top of the wool mountain!

Here's a couple of the items I've put together in the past week:

This baby matinee coat is for a mum-to-be. I used Sirdar Snuggly DK in snow white - it really is snuggly soft!! I chose these sweet yellow teddy bear buttons, so it will suit a boy or girl:

I finished this cute pink smock top last night - it took about 2 days. It's for my friend's little girl Alexia, who's 2 years old. The pattern is taken from "Crochet for Babies and Toddlers", by Betty Barnden, published by New Holland Publishers (Available at eason.ie).

It still needs two buttons for the shoulders, which means I have to go shopping, aw shucks... ;D

A Close-up of the flower motif:

I also completed a girl's poncho for a lovely lady in County Mayo, but sadly forgot to take pics before I mailed it to her. Will try to upload photos of one I made previously, stay tuned!

Thanks for reading, I'm new to this blogging lark so I welcome your feedback and queries! :)