Monday, December 15, 2008

Fingerless Gloves

This is my first pattern I ever tried to follow. It is a Christmas gift for my fiance's niece - She's 10 years old, loves the colour purple, and is so sweet you can't even describe her. I am planning on making a hat to match, but as it's only 10 (!!!) days until Christmas, it may not happen!

Unless I can get my fingers to move quicker!

What I used:
- Pattern: Greenaway Fingerless Gloves
- Cotton Classic yarn
- Size US5 Bamboo double pointed needles
- stitch markers

I was mostly happy with the way they turned out. Somehow I made in increase that I shouldn't have made after I close off the thumb gusset, so the eyelet trim around the top kind of flares out compared to the body of the glove. Live and learn, I suppose.

Work in Progress:
I started a little crochet caterpillar for my son - it's not near done, but I had to put a stop to it until I finished my Christmas stuffs. It is made using three different colours of BabyBamboo, and it's absolutely fantastic. Love love love!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Carseat Straps

More handmade things:
I got the idea for this little project from Sylver Designs (

Unfortunately, I can't follow a pattern to save my life, at least not when I did these, so I was forced to just make my own design.

What I used:
- Bernat Cottontots yarn in "Little Boy Blue"
- G Hook (4.25mm)
- 8 brown knotted buttons from Dollarama
- Tapestry needle

Our little boy is so thrilled to have his little cheeks protected from the roughness of the seatbelt. It was actually Daddy who was first concerned for him. (Un)fortunately, it's winter now, and the bulk of the little guys bunting bag keeps him safe too - But who doesn't need a little bit of crocheted goodness in their life, even if they are only 3 months old!