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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Mini cafetiere and more.

I showed you the larger version in my last post and now here is the baby one.
I think it's more or less the same, I can't say 100% as I had to do it from memory but as near as possible anyhow.

The only big difference being that the mini one has a french knot on the middle flower rather than a button, although I had been quite sure I had two the same, I couldn't find the other one to put on here, so a french knot it had to be!
Apart from that I think it more or less matches, I got the two side buttons exactly the same at least, what do you think??

I hope to get a picture of the two together soon, so we can see how matching they actually are, or aren't as the case may be!!

The extremely pink, pink tee has just 28 rows left to do then it will just be a case of doing something with the collar/neck and then sewing it together. It was really only to see how it looks, so if I like it, I'll try and use the same sizing to make one with a nice pattern etc in yarn I really like.

So onto socks. Thanks Linda for the reminder, lol :)

I have been making some tube socks, my first ever try at socks and so my first try with sock yarn.
The yarn itself is nice to work with and being tube socks not difficult to learn.
Here they are when I first started

Then this is where I'm at now.

I'm not sure about it though, because it seems as if the stitches are so pulled, will they wear out within 5 minutes of wearing them!!

Any thoughts???
I just wondered if anyone else had done socks before and could advise.

I don't think I want to continue if they're going to just wear out on me. I'll take them back to where I change hooks and maybe do increases or something to make for ease across that part of my foot.
That's what comes of having small feet with peasants ankles I guess!! lol

Oh and I still forgot to take a picture of the cushion!!
I need to try and remember that for my next post now.

Take care everyone.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Busy, busy, busy!!

Yes,it's been all go here recently. Some really sad things and some really nice things.

However, I'm going to bring you up to date with my crochet projects right now.

So the rather pink, pink top is still on the go but I have been sidetracked somewhat, so that's only about half way I think on the back now.
The cushion is finished, but I forgot to take a picture, so if I don't get chance to show it this time, I'll try and remember on my next post.

My lovely friend and fellow dieter gave me a challenge. To make a cosy for her large cafetiere.
Now I've never done this before and I couldn't find a pattern easily, not one I liked, so I decided to design my own.

So she told me the measurements and she wanted browns to match her kitchen with cream flowers and red to match the cafetiere itself. Also her cups are a lovely green ... so armed with all the info I set to and here's the finished result.


I made a flap fastening to keep it cosy and warm.

The top is a drawstring so she can have it looser for plunging or just do it right up as she chooses.

And the front comes nicely under the spout.

I'm pleased to say she was thrilled with it!!
She said she's never had hotter coffee, lol
Anyhow she must of liked it as she has asked for a matching cosy for her small cafetiere.
Well the only problem was that I hadn't written down any of the pattern, I just did it in my head as I went along.

So at the moment I am working on that and using the pictures to remind myself.
I'll show you a picture once it's finished.
The challenge with this one is getting it all scaled down but using the same yarn so the colours are exact.

More on that next time!!

So then her Dad asked me if I could make him a cosy for his 2 cup teapot.
He had tried to get one to fit and couldn't, so he wanted grey or cream with poppies on.

Again, I never used a pattern, just made it up as I went along and here's the finished result!!
As you can see, I also made a little matching mat for it.

Not sure if you can see in the picture but the poppy has a green stalk coming from under it.

The cosy has a button fasten flap and a little button at the top as well, to keep it all snug.

I made it so the lid lifts off so he can stir the tea but it also sits on snugly to keep everything covered and warm

I must admit, I'm quite proud of both of them. First things really that I've designed myself, apart from a couple of phone cosies, which weren't really designs as such.

Hopefully I'll get the cushion and the mini cafetiere on to show you in a couple of days, oh and say 'socks' to me as well. I want to remember to show you something else next time.

Take care everyone!!