Friday, December 30, 2011

Spoiled For Christmas

Hello all crochet and crafty friends out there,
I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you this year. Well I thought I'll share with you what I got for Christmas I was a very lucky boy my mum and my partner worked together behind my back which is sneeky and I still do not know how but thats the fun of it all I think.
So drum roll please....

Mum bought me a new sewing machine and....

and from my partner I got a desk, shelves and office chair.
I am so happy to have my craft area back I have already crochet a hat in the the area and having fun sewing again its been over 6 years since my last sewing machine so been have playing with my new baby.
So I hope Santa was good to you all as he was to me. Also I hope you all have a very good new year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas.

Hello all I was going to do another blog before my partner and I leave for the holiday we are going to country to visit our familys can not wait.
But I can not due to my partner has packed my camera and I am not allowed to go thought the bag due to Santa has droped my gift in the bag as well. So I would like to wish you all my friends out there a Merry Christmas and happy hooking new year looking forward to seeing all your 2012 crochet projects.
Love from Men Crochet 2  (Rob)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mrs Claus

I have finished my Mrs Claus for the time being I did make legs for her but they did not look right so I am going to my pantaloons and then make the legs. Before I do all that I have to finish all my Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What A Find

When me and my partner where away we came across something wonderful I would have never thought you see something ike this in such a small town.

yarn bombing my partner was the one who spotted and had to point out to me I was to busy window shopping. all of it is mostly crochet. I love yarn bombing I would not do it myself I love my yarn too much to that.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Almost Done

Hello all sorry I have been away this week my partner G and I went away for a week I did not know anything about I knew we were going away over the weekend due to my sister was getting married but my woundeful partner suprised me with whole week away. I am almost finished my Mrs Claus only the legs and apron to go and the tiny little touches.
hopeing to finish her this week but being away for week I also have to catch up on cleaning, washing and Chirstmas shopping.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Is Fast Approaching.

Here is another sneek peak at what I am making for Christmas it is not finished still working on the rest of the design.
here she is.

The head and face finished it took me four hours working on her eyelashs and I love them.

Here is a better look of the face.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sneak Peek

Hello all I thought I'll give you all a sneak peek of my next Christmas project.
so stay tuned.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Blanket

Today I finally my Christmas granny square blanket it took me two weeks to make. I have never done crochet Christmas themes before because I always had the idea of crocheting in front of a wood fire while watching in snow.

I am now working on another Christmas project.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Cat

Today I was in bed for the night crocheting and then one of my two babys thought it was best to jump on me a fall asleep.

I put her on the floor but in less then a second se was back up.

I had no hope.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What Is In My Bag

Today my mum was in town and was I went to powder room I asked my mum to hold on to my back and she could not get over how heavy it was so I thought I'll share with all what is in my bag.

This is my bag I made this over two years ago just before my sewing machine died on me.

First in my bag is my latest crochet magazines.

My yarn I did have another project in my bag but it got to big to carry around.
Also in my bag is my crochet hooks, pens, tape measure, yarn bobbins and scissors.

This is always in my bag I never leave the house with out it I am long and short sighted and always need to clean my glasses. I also never ever leave the house with out my drop since I don't have tear ducts so my eyes are always dry. (and I have never cried tears)

My note books are like my children I have two in my bag, one in the car, another in the lounge room another in my bedroom.

Here I have buttons, stitch markers, row counters, needles and thread and my safety eyes and nose.

And the last thing in my bag is my music and my snacks.

So what is in your craft bag.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Hate It When I Forget.

Today I was going thought all my crochet projects and found a project I was doing because I had to go buy more yarn. So today I bought more yarn but when I sat down to finish the project I have forgot to write down what hook size where I normally write every thing down. I just hate it when forget things like that.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

53 Days

Yesterday I made my first crochet snowflake it was also my first time using crochet cotton and using my steel crochet hooks so alot of first's for me. I have had a fear for year useing thread and cotton yarn for years but after useing it I do not know why it feared me so it was really easy to use.

 And here it is after starching.

You can not tell in this photo but the mat I used for starching the colour came out onto the snowflake but dose not matter. I have alot more to make before Christmas. This is the only white Chistmas I'll have since in Australia it will be summer.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Yarn Stash

Hello all I have been busy with my crocheting for Christmas but that is another blog.
Today I was sorting out my yarn looking for colour which was not in the stash I have 6 storage containers full of yarn.

these are some of the full balls.

And here just some of the balls that could not fit on the couch.

I have been told by my partner that I was not allowed to buy any more yarn.

 These two tubs are full of my scrap yarn. I have another tube beside my bed it is full of yarn I am useing to make my granny square blanket.

This is the tube that stays beside my bed I try to do a square a night.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crochet Hook Holding

The other day on the train going to the city I was crocheting like I always do and this lady came up to me and told me I am crocheting all wrong. It was not how I crochet but the way i hold my hook I was told I should hold in the pencil hold.

I know there is no right or wrong way to hold my hook but I hold in the knife hold.

But it got me think why I hold the hook the way I do after few days thinking I worked out why I can not do the pencil hold I am left handed. so I can't hold the hook that way in my right hand. I can use the pencil hold in my left hand but crocheting with my left hand feels really strange.

How do you hold your crochet hook.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Yarn Question

I asked yesterday about red heart yarn and thank you for all you feed back but I forgot to ask if you all what yarn would you use over red heart yarn.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yarn Question

Hello all I just have a quick question I want to try red heart yarn but before I order some from the states I want to know what it is like to work with any sugestions on what I should get. I to use for amigurumi so please I would love here what you all think.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Job Hunting

I have not been crocheting much lately I have been really busy with looking for a new job since I was let go from my last job few mouths ago. I did not think it be this hard last 5 or 6 jobs came really easy. Fingers crossed job will come soon I really need the money for yarn and everything else. Also since the weather warmed up I have been spending a lot of time fixing up the garden. But I have been doing a granny square every few nights when the house work has been done and tea has been cooked.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quick Update

Hi all been a while I have been really busy just quick update my goddaughter mother has had her baby ( It's a boy)  so been helping around there house cleaning, washing and best of all babysitting and my cat is fine she passed it fine but she did not just eat one but three. More post to come.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stitch Markers And Cats Don't Mix.

Today while crocheting on the couch my silly cat Flame thought it would be a great idea to eat a couple of my stitch markers.
My cat will eat about everything that is not nailed down. But this time my partner and I were worried just because she ate a stitch marker that is open.

So it was a trip to the vets there is not much they can do for next few days. I just have to keep an eye her and cheek her poo gross not looking forward to that part but if it dose not pass the vets will have to operation to remove it.
I just hope see pass it  because not look forward to paying a huge vet bill.