Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Leyton Orient Football Scarf

I was asked if I could crochet a scarf with the initial 'LOFC' on each end.  Again a new challenge for me but one I was happy to take on.

First I had to find the right colour red as not any old red would do.  So with the help of the very helpful ladies at Deramores, who searched their wool stock against a images on the web of the football club's strip, I was able to narrow down the red to one or shades.  The customer went with Rico Baby So Soft red and Rico Baby So Soft snow.

My next step was to make a graph for the lettering, which I did as below:

Then I just did alternating bands of red and white and put some tassels at each end.

This was a nice quick job and I was pretty happy with the outcome.

Teddy Bear Baby Blanket

Summer has gone and autumn/winter is here.

During this time I had news that a cousin of mine was expecting a baby late October.  So I hunted for a pattern that would slightly challenge me but not too much.  Famous last words.

I found a lovely teddy bear filet blanket, designed by Cylinda Mathews at www.crochetmemories,com. I used Stylecraft Special DK in lemon and white.  I also got some pale lemon ribbon for threading through the the eyelets and tying into bows.

That doesn't look too hard I thought.  Started off ok until I got to the teddy bear and then I realised that you had to remember which direction you're coming from otherwise it doesn't look right from the right side. Yes.......I did have to do some frogging, in fact plenty of frogging.

Baby arrived a little late; Kitty Primrose and the blanket is winging its way to her as I type.

I hope she will be all snuggly in it.