Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Finger crochet

So, I found the video of the finger crocheting and had to give it a go. The benefits of doing a blanket this way are that it works up VERY quickly and it makes a very thick and warm blanket. After I'd finished mine I've decided that it's just not for me, it doesn't look bad, but it's definitely no where near as neat as I'd like it to be. Anyway I'll put some pictures up.

As you can see from the above picture, it was going slightly wonky at the end. I'm not really sure what I was doing wrong as the first half is pretty straight!

Well, it was a good experiment but I think I'll stick to using a hook from now on!

Thursday, 15 December 2011


I am finally allowing myself to feel CHRISTMASSY after a hellish few weeks full of deadlines and several thousand word limits. Boo! However, after handing everything into university yesterday I am able to relax and look forward to the festive season.

I have been so excited for the coming of thursday of this week, I'm going out for a christmas curry party tonight, going to York tomorrow (well we're actually just going for Cath Kidston and Betty's!) and then christmas tree decorating when we get back!

And just to start it all off nicely I woke up to this...

Which of course is no where near as impressive as last years offering...

As I am now 'free' from university work for a little bit, as soon as I got home yesterday I finally started to catch up on lost AND more importantly, crocheting. In fact I found this inspiring video and just had to give it a go!

At first I thought it would look a bit naff but after a few rows I really got into it. It doesn't look anywhere near as impressive as normal crocheting but it grows so quickly! I'll get round to taking a photo soon! xx