Thursday, 27 August 2015

Out Of Action...Again

Mrs U Makes... Crochet Baby Hat @MrsUMakes #mymrsumakes #hatsofftoyakid

Ever since I started testing on the Diamanté Shrug I've had a serious itch to start a new project. I spent most of last week searching through Ravelry and my Pinterest project queue board. Eventually I settled on this by Atelier Alfa. I didn't have enough stash yarn so ordered some from Deramores. 

This didn't ease my knitting crave as I'd have to wait for the yarn to become available. So off again I went looking for items to make until the yarn arrived, I realised that the easiest thing to make would be baby hats, crocheted baby hats to be exact. I'd be able to wing a few patterns and use up some of my yarn stash. My plan was to make about six hats and write up the patterns in an eBook, I even have a name for it.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Infinity Vest: Final Stitches

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had recieved the yarn for my next crochet project. Since then I've been testing different stitches and have chosen my final three.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Party Treats: Ninjabread Men & Superhero Cupcakes

I finally made the Ninjabread Men using the recipe that was on the back of the box they came in. This was the first time I'd made Ninjabread (gingerbread) biscuits, which I find very surprising. The recipe called for molasses and shortening, both of which I didn't have.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Diamanté Shrug

I have finished the Diamanté Shrug, do you like it. The name was inspired by the diamonds running across the cowl , I would have loved to have had diamond shaped buttons on the back but I think the ones I finally choose do a great job of complementing it.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Marshmallow Krispie Treats

In my last post I wrote about the Superhero Party Rings that I tested in preparation for the tripolatas' 5th birthday party. On Friday I made a very small batch of marshmallow krispie treats, I set them in cake pop molds because I didn't think ahead and prepare something larger to set them in.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Party Treats - Superhero Party Rings

It's the tripolatas' birthday in a couple of weeks and throwing them a birthday party for the first and (according to Mr U.) last time. There isn't really a theme for the party itself but most of the food will be based on superheroes.

I asked each of the tripolatas who their favourite superhero was, tripolata 1 said Iron Man and Bumblebee from Transformers, tripolata 3 also said Iron Man for his first choice and "Hulk Smash!" as his second. Tripolata 2 chose Spider-Man and Captain America.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Cowl Cardi Finished...well almost

Yesterday I finished working on the Cowl Cardi (I'm still thinking of a name). Even up to the point of working the last stitch, I was still worried that it wouldn't work in the way that I had envisioned. As it was late I had to wait until this morning to pin the piece together and 'Thank You Lord' it worked. The size is great, the drape is perfect and the stitch pattern on the cowl is noticeable without being too out-there.

Cowl Cardi @MrsUMakes #mymrsumakes
Cowl Cardi