Itty Bitty Bunnies and more!

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Its been some time since Ive written a post. I’ve made some progress on the Miriam Cardigan, one sleeve and left front panels are done. Currently working on the second sleeve. I had been in a bit of a slump the last few weeks, plugging away at my cardigan but not much else.

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I’ve now started using Pinterest, which is a virtual pinboard. It allows you to create your own themed pin boards of pictures and/or videos and share them with other users. Users can comments on pictures, “like” them and repin them to their own boards . People use it to plan events and such but I just like sharing great content, a picture is worth a thousand words as they say. I’ll be using it to help with my inspiration from now on.

Last week I stumbled across the Tiny Baby Bunnies competition at Mochimochi Land. The pattern is free and the idea is to take the most creative photos of your bunny/ies and submit them via Flickr. I started on some this week. As you can see they are adorable, and highly addictive

Following along the theme for tiny things, I checked out Catherine Hirsts “Teeny Tiny Crochet” from the library.
Its 35 tiny projects, some using embroidery floss and hooks as small as 1.5mm! I have so far made the Wee Basket of Carrots and Robin Red Breast with Nest. I’m loving this, I feel like Ive got my yarn mojo back!

And finally…I’d love to know how anyone has fared with my Fraggle Pattern, if any of you have tried it please share your pics with me on twitter @epicyarns.

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Its finally here!

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Yarn delivery today, I have waited two weeks but its finally arrived!  Lots of lovely King Cole Moods DK for my Susie Johns “Miriam” cardigan . I’ve changed the colours completely of course but as its a stash buster there’s plenty of room for changes. The yarn is lovely, 30% wool and feels really soft. I’m excited about my first really big project and can’t wait to be wearing it.

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Fraggle Amigurumi Pattern

So I have finally got my Fraggle Amigurumi pattern ready.
The pattern gives you the basics of how to make the Fraggle doll leaving you free to customise as you please. As you can see I ended up making another Fraggle whilst I was writing up the pattern, not sure who she is though!
Please let me know what you think of the pattern and share your photos of finished Fraggles. I’d love to see them! If you like the pattern, tell your friends and spread the word! Any problems at all, please get in touch and I will do my best to help you out.

Enjoy!

Fraggle Pattern

2011 – a year in yarn

So… first post of 2012.

Happy New Year everyone, hope you all had a wonderful time whatever you were doing. Myself and the OH spent the night in watching Blu Rays, Alien (which looked STUNNING) followed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

I’ve started the new year well with 1 project already finished

A beautiful tea cosy designed by Lisa Marchand Harris. Its from the book 1,2,3 Skein Crochet by Judy Crow. Its turned out perfectly and I am really happy with it. It uses half treble stitches which I have never really done before and it creates a lovely ribbed effect. Its already one of my favourite projects that I’ve done!

I resolved to make myself at least one large garment project this year and so Ive decided to go back to something I tried in 2010. The Miriam cardigan by Susie Johns. Its a lovely striped cardigan which can be made from all your DK oddments. Initially this is what I did but the amounts I was using were too small and I ended up with too many colours, making it look really busy.

Then I started the arm in a whole new colourway which looked better but I didnt have enough to finish a whole cardi. They sit unfinished in my UFO bag, along with some knitted squares for a blanket I never made.
I’m now waiting on an order of King Cole Moods DK yarn to make this project and I can’t wait to get started!

2011 was a great year for me in terms of yarn craft. I’ve completed many projects, learnt new techniques and amassed a huge stash of yarn.
I started this blog a year ago and I’m very proud to say as of today it has had over 1500 views. I want to say thanks to each and every one of you who has stopped by in the last year.

Here’s to a yarn filled 2012!

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