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Some bits of yarn work...

I was bitten by the yarn bug in December again.

I don't know what it is about summer, but it always makes me want to crochet and knit. Most people I know do this kind of woolly activity in winter, when it'd dark and cold, but in winter I eat and hug the fire and watch lots of TV and hibernate. When the sun starts to come out, that's when I want to do stuff and be creative.

I hadn't gotten around to blogging the projects I played with in December. Actually there was just one project, and then a few little things I played with, but here are some pics.

I reminded myself how to make these - I might make a blanket or a cushion using this idea.

I was messing around one day and made these bracelet/wrist warmers for myself and boys.

These headbands are obviously from before I cut my hair.

I started on this poncho, and then ran out of yarn - I'm hoping there will still be some when I finally get back to Spotlight! This would be fabulously warm in winter. This yarn is what is called slubby yarn, so some parts of it are spun nicely while other parts are very loose and lumpy.

Bunting of crocheted stars. This photo isn't very good, but it's really hard to get a decent photo of these because when the blinds are open there is a lot of glare, and when they're shut the light is very low for the phone camera (and the battery of my real camera has given up the ghost). It's very colourful and cheerful and goes with my fireplace bunting!

I adore these diamond granny squares and am thinking they would make nice cup mats.

And finally I had a play with waves, am thinking of making a cushion with one of these designs (or maybe all three!).


Rhianna SG said…
You are so clever, you should think about selling some of this stuff on the side. Those headbands were pretty funky
bec bennett said…
I agree. I like those head bands. You crochet beautifully!! I'd love a granny-square blanket for my baby in so many colours. You are very clever!

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