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Cheap and cheerful Ipod sock

Here’s a painless way to use up leftover yarn. I simply crocheted a rectangle after measuring my Ipod joined it with a line of double crochet stitches to make a tube. The wool is fairly thick and keeps the Ipod protected. I just wish I had used some darker wool as this gets grubby quite easily, what with me putting the Ipod down here and there all the time.

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Blue Fuzzy-Wuzzy.. or the perils of novelty yarn

This is the blue Fuzzy Wuzzy (no other name can suit!), made for a friend after I happened to purchase some novelty yarn in a weak moment at the wool shop. It’s not hard to see why the yarn isn’t really that versatile. I can’t imagine wearing a scarf in this material or a blue fuzzy table runner on my table. I started off working in the round with some nameless indeterminate goal (probably none). If you start progressively reducing the stitches, the circle starts working upwards and becomes a tube. I proceeded with the tube for a few desultory hours, and soon figured out that the only way out was a Fuzzy Wuzzy- and here it is in all its fuzzy glory.  The eyes are stolen from a stuffed toy that my dog obligingly ripped to shreds- I had to remove the eyes before I gave it to him.

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The pink scarf

 got a bit more ambitious after working in the round and decided to crochet myself a scarf. Here it is.

What I learnt from this is that yarns of different thickness seldom work well unless you possess a skill level that I clearly do not. And this can make the scarf curl in funny ways if you were working lengthwise on it. Also that machine washing a crocheted scarf is asking for trouble (this is a before picture- the after picture is a bit of a letdown). I used a technique called filet crochet in some of the rows (the mesh in the middle in the pink part is the filet crochet bit).

I also crocheted a baby blanket after this using a combination of double crochet and treble crochet, and with a purple and cream flower on top. I don’t have a picture of that unfortunately- it was a gift that I gave away before I had the sense to take a picture. The colour combination was a jaunty stripey purple, mauve and cream, repeated down the blanket.

Then here is the next indeterminate useful thing I made. My mother is kindly using this as a table runner.

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Bold attempts at crochet

This is my first attempt at crochet ever. I learnt some valuable lessons here. (a) Very fine thread will make your eyes ache. (b) You need a REALLY strong halogen light if you want to work at night. (c) Said halogen light will feel really hot if it’s summer.

Jokes apart, this was actually hyper ambitious given that I had only crocheted simple chains before this, and this was a pattern that had the capacity to go spectacularly pear-shaped if not followed to a T. And then I had the super-bright idea of beading the tips. Oh the pain of repeating it all round the circle! Not recommended for lazy easily-bored gits like me.

So my next attempt at what they call ‘working in the round’ was the decidedly more boredom friendly and fool-proof doily below which I gave a friend. Different colours to look forward to- check. More or less idiot-proof pattern- check. Wool/ thick cotton so easier to handle-check. Plus the added felicity of no painstaking beading required!

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