Sunday, June 19, 2011

more crochet & some cute buttons

I've been to two evenings at Stitch N Knit, which is part of Mulgrave Makers Market, last time we were taught by the lovely and patient Mary how to crochet finger-less mitts.  Mine are below, quick little project and fun to make.  A couple of new techniques were learned (foundation single crochet for starting work off instead of a chain + how to finish off nicely + how to decrease without any GAPS!), I wonder how long I'll retain those for...

and then of course I am asked, can I have some too mumma x 2.  The ones below are for bells, who also wanted a few flowers on hers, I did not choose the location of the flowers, I was under instruction.  For both mine & bells' mitts I used Cleckheaton Perfect Day 8ply Alpaca Wool.

Yesterday I went to Wondoflex to get some wool for flip's mitts and I couldn't go past these cute little wooden buttons, they are 1.5cm in diameter.  Of course I have no idea what to use them on, but they are now in my possession.

This is the wool I chose for flip, it was half price - nice.

I love the hint of grey, lovely wool to crochet with.
So now I'm done, I can move onto something else.  There were some lovely yarns I saw yesterday, some nice japanese sock yarn, but do I really want to knit socks - not sure.  Or should I get back to some quilting - probably.


  1. The mitts look fantastic Lisa and those hello kitty buttons are very cute. They would look great as hair clips ;)

  2. they are great! love that Ella wanted to choose where the flowers went. Does that mean that girls dont grow out of that stage of telling us how they want to dress?? xx