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Amigurumi Butterfly

It took me less time to make this than it did to be able to pronounce the word ‘amigurumi’!

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This is one of many lovely patterns from the book (Cozy) Amigurumi by Lan-Anh Bui & Josephine Wan.  If you plan to buy this book, try to get a recent (say 2012) reprint since the original, printed in 2010, has many errors.  The publishers were good enough to send me a link for all the errata, but the book just isn’t the same with yellow post-it notes all over the pages :-/

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Keep Knitting & Stitching – it’s The Doctor’s Orders!

When I found out that Colin Baker – aka The Sixth Doctor – was appearing at Spaceport yesterday, my mind was racing.  After getting the monsters to knit recently, I wondered if I dared to ask The Doctor…….

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I have no restraint; I couldn’t resist!  Luckily, Mr. Baker was a good sport and such a pleasure to meet.  He told me to keep knitting & stitching, so that’s just what I’m going to do!  Thank you Mr. Baker, you really made my day! 🙂

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Full credit and utmost respect to the team from Hyde Fundraisers who were in attendance.  Despite the sweltering heat they still donned their costumes and took time to engage with all of the children (and the adults!) and provided lots of photo opportunities.  They are amazing!

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Crochet Collage & A Little Makeover

I’ve been unhappy with the name of this blog for a while now, so I finally took the plunge and changed it.  (It was formerly called scouseaspie.)  Just to confuse you further, I changed the theme as well 😛  Maybe one of these days I’ll actually get as far as adding a gravatar too and maybe a more detailed ‘about me’ page.  It’s only been on my to-do list for about eight months!

My crochet course finished this week – it was a lot of fun and well worth doing, we learned so much more beyond the basic stitches.  The tutor is a lovely and very talented lady and I really wanted to thank her by crocheting something for her classroom, though seeing as I’m still a beginner and not that good not as quick as I’d like to be, it had to be something small.  So I thought maybe a collage of some of the techniques I’ve learned…

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Some of the pieces are ‘free-formed’, some are from patterns.

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I discovered that novelty buttons are excellent at hiding dodgy stitches!

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(Can you tell that I’ve been trying to experiment with different camera settings?!)

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Hanging Crochet Flower Decoration

I seem to have a LOT of WIPs at the moment, mostly gifts that are almost done but just need those finishing touches.

That doesn’t mean I’m unfocused – I’m having so much fun working on each a little at a time.  Learning to crochet has opened up a Whole New World of Things To Make.  And I’m loving it 🙂

I do have a Finished Object to share though.  This is the Happy Flower Decoration designed by Lucy at Attic24.  Do check out her blog if you haven’t already, her patterns are so very, very pretty, beautifully illustrated and easy enough to follow even for a beginner like me!

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I could quite easily become addicted to making these flowers!