Tuesday, July 26, 2011

And another Tam!

This one is for my daughter in law in the colours of my grandsons football team.This will be the last crochet item for a few weeks as I have had a fall and broken a bone in my left hand so I am out of action for a time.NOT HAPPY! Oh well! It could be a lot worse so I guess I got off light. Back to the hospital next week for a review and maybe another xray. It's going to be a looong 6 weeks..

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Tam!

This one is also for my gd, in her favourite footy colours and now her mum wants one as well, it is her birthday next week so i have to get busy on it. I went to Spotlight and bought more wool in red and a ball of black for the flower. This time I got the Panda machine washable crepe..  Nice yarn to work with, hope it turns out as well as Amanda's did...

This is Amanda's tam with the crepe wool...

Friday, July 8, 2011

My garden of flowers!

No longer a 'Lonely Little Petunia', my little experiment has lots of company now. The others are crocheted from  a different pattern which is very easy to do. This is the link here. It can be used to make small, medium or large flowers, depending on the yarn used to make them.They would be lovely made as a brooch in a fine cotton, or as a decoration on a tam or beanie. Or even sitting in a bowl on the sideboard..

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I have been trying new methods for crocheting flowers and had a thought.  Yes, earth shattering I know lol... Maybe I could make one using crocodile stitch. Well...  Here is my small effort and I cannot make up my mind on whether I like it or not. Of course, it is a first attempt and maybe brighter colours would be better. Any one care to offer any opinions?? They would be very welcome... :)

Amanda's Tam!

Had a visit from gd yesterday, asked her to model the tam she liked best. It looked so nice on her I gave it to her and she loved it... So nice to have your work appreciated by the younger generation. Doesn't really match the red scarf but she was on her way to watch her younger brother play football for North Launceston and their colours are red and black.By the way, Amanda is now a teacher at Star of the Sea Catholic school at Georgetown. I'm very proud of my lovely girl..