Christmas Crochet Roundup

I achieved a milestone this afternoon – I posted the last of my Christmas presents!! Yes, I know I’m late… I started my Christmas gift making late as I was trying to gear up for the craft show I did at the end of November, and then I kept thinking of more people to make things for, and things (as usual) started to snowball…

Wiffley-Waffley Cowl by DM!

But, I thought I’d make a list of what I made this holiday season:

  • 4 scarves
  • 2 cowls
  • 4 hats
  • a large doily
  • a set of 2 placemats + 2 coasters
  • 4 sets of 4 coasters

What I’m really proud of is that all the cowls, scarves and hats were made from my stash – about 15 skeins used!

(Which makes room for….. )

No!!  Must resist yarn sales!!


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11 in 11 Button

If you haven’t got yours from fantasticmio yet, here’s the 11 in 11 button for your blog!

Remember: save this picture to your computer and upload it to your own website or picture hosting site before adding it to your webpage!

Also, send Becky (aka fantasticmio!) a link to where you’re posting your finished blankets (send messages titled “11 blankets in 2011″ to fantastic (DOT) mio (AT) gmail (DOT) com) and she will post them so we call all take a look at them!

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A challenge for 2011

Since completing the Ravelry 10 shawls in 2010 challenge, I’ve been looking for something to challenge myself in 2011. Nothing on Rav seemed to catch my fancy, until Becky at came up with the idea of 11 Blankets in 2011. Everyone needs to keep warm, right?? And they make the perfect gift for babies, which seem to pop up quite often… So, here’s the start of a list for my 11 Blankets in 2011 Challenge:

1. Sweetheart Ripple by Kim Guzeman. This will be for a friend back home whose baby is due in May. However, Mom & Dad are visiting at the end of the month, so I want to have it finished so they can take it home with them. (Yikes, as I also have three more things due before they arrive. I may have to just pay the postage…)

2. Oddly Linked Blanket by fantasticmio.

3. Baby Snuggle with Sleeves: do slankets count??

4. Swirls Tunisian Baby Blanket by Kim Guzeman

5. Eventually Granny by fantasticmio

6. Sam’s Coming Home Blanket which didn’t get finished in time – he’s almost 7 months old…

7. Another stash-buster, probably involving the 3 colour Tunisian technique

Warning! I may not do these in this order, or at all, and I may change my mind at any time and frequently.

Although I’m actively trying not to make new year resolutions, I am going to try to blog more on this site, hence setting the challenge up here.

So, the {soft and squooshy} gauntlet has been thrown down. Who’s going to join us??

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Something for the Weekend! – New Pattern

Here’s a lovely textured cowl for you to make this weekend – makes a great last-minute gift! The Wiffley-Waffley Cowl uses foundation double crochet, front post double crochet and double crochet to make a waffle-weave style pattern. It’s lovely and thick for the cold weather we’ve been having! It’s also another great stash buster, as it uses approximately 100g of DK weight yarn.

Download here: Wiffley-Waffley Cowl

The pattern refers to a tutorial done by the fabulous fantasticmio, which can be found here: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Base Chain!

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New pattern! Simplify Ribbed Cowl

Just in time to whip up some quick Christmas gifts comes a new free pattern from DisplacedMoose! The Simplify Ribbed Cowl:

Working up quickly with a 6mm hook and bulky yarn, it’s a great stash-buster as it uses about a skein of yarn. I did mine in an evening – try one for yourself tonight! Or for your MIL, mom, sister, cousin…

Download: Simplify Ribbed Cowl

The pattern refers to a tutorial done by the fabulous fantasticmio, which can be found here: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Base Chain!

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Christmas is coming, the goose and all that…

And in preparation, DisplacedMoose! is taking part in our first craft fair! I’m so excited! Details:

  • 27 November 2010, 11:00 – 17:00
  • Above RISC and the Global Cafe in Reading, 35-39 London St, Reading
  • Coffee and cakes will be for sale, there will be space to sit down and rest your feet whilst viewing some gorgeous handmade jewellery, hairpieces, scarves, woodworks etc.

Come join us!

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Our first original pattern! For Free!

The first original pattern from DisplacedMoose! is now available!

It’s a lovely little tiara for the princess in your life. Quick to work up with DK yarn and a hairband, it’s sure to delight!

Download the PDF here: Princess Lucy’s Tiara

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The Moose! is on the loose!

Which means I have to go catch him…  In the meantime, we’re working on our web presence – so check back soon!

Oh – before you go – please check out the shop! Some lurrrvely stuff available! –>>

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