Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Happy Hooking

I've been boring everyone with my determination to learn to crochet this year, and was very excited when my craft group finally gave in to my demands decided that we'd have a six week course in the noble art of hooking. Anyway, I thought you might like to see what I've been up to.



Good huh?! Who's for starfruit?

Oh alright. I didn't make the lovely fruit platter above, it was boy2's birthday present from my friend (and guest craft group teacher) Jessica. She's sharing all her expertise with us and how do I repay her? By producing the granny square of doom below. Actually I'm pretty pleased with it, considering it was my first go and we were using random odds and ends of yarn. Now I want to go and buy lots of lovely wool and make hundreds more in slightly more pleasing colours.



The eye of Sauron

 But how cool is crocheted play-food? Craps all over the plastic offerings of the Early Learning Centre from a great height. In the Yummy-Mummy shops of Kensington you'd play a fortune for that (as long as it came in a carbon-neutral organic basket, naturally). 

If you want to see what a crocheted BLT looks like - and why wouldn't you? - check out Jessica's blog 


26 comments:

  1. Look at you producing a rather fabulous granny square of doom - god i really need to learn this granny craft as everyone seems to be at it! I am loving those fruit, and i agree with the price tag on these in the posh mummy shops, i go to brighton and see so many sock monkeys with stupid price tags on them when i can make it for a price of a pair of primark socks! lol. Scarlett x

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  2. Ooh, a granny square, I have been reading endless books/tutorials on how to do this (well, maybe not endless but quite a lot..), and I still don't understand any of it, I am very impressed, well done! I am looking foward to seeing the finished blanket ;) xx

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  3. great granny square - i need to meet you teacher, i just can not get the hang of it on my own. the fruit is fabulous! x

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  4. Fabulous granny square, Lakota. Well done you! Loving the crocheted fruit - inspirational!!

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  5. I don't want you to get a big head or anything Lakota (!) but that granny square of yours is fantastic. Maybe you'll get a whole blanket finished before the ones I sent you arrive!!!

    I'm off to have a look at Jessica's blog...her fruit platter is amazing.

    btw ten dollars for one piece of fruit here!

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  6. The granny square looks fab!
    The fruit looks so cute especially the watermelon slice
    x

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  7. LOL...your square is perfect, and the colours are sublime. In my "crochet" situation, I am in no position to "judge" others' efforts!!! I agree that the fruit is brilliant and that it would cost a small fortune in the shops...assuming you could even find it of course. I look forward to seeing the next square!

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  8. wow your granny square is fab well done you, you did so well. I find this crochet lark the hardest craft i have tryed so far, but its a challenge and there good right? ;-) Isn't it great when you have a group to go to help and inspire you further ;-) and that furit is fab to. Can't wait to see your next ones, dee x

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  9. I find crochet nigh-on impossible. You've done a splendid job there. xxx

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  10. You did a great job on your square! I understand wanting to learn to crochet. I have been dying to learn how to knit and am super excited that someone is coming to teach me next Wednesday!! You got me with the fruit!

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  11. Amazing square, well done. I'd love to learn but it looks so complicated!

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  12. Love the fruit!

    Oh and thanks so much for following my blog, but not stalking me ;-)

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  13. Wow, So impressed! Fab work!! I am useless at anything like this!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  14. Yay for crochet! I feel like getting my needles out again and starting another project, they've been idle too long. Loving the fruit and the granny square, get you!

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  15. Really great I'm still trying to learn the granny square lol

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  16. WUAHAHAHAHA the eye of sauron???? gosh! the granny square looks great to me. coz i dont even know how to crochet!! i do want to learn though.

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  17. so you been tipping them off huh? *wink* Sooty is 13 inches - obviously crazy cs worker has the mini collection lol. Should also add the disclaimer - No finleys were harmed in the buying of this product... Have a fabulous weekend, I'm gearing up for the table top sale, those grannies had better not think about getting in the way, and yes where i live there are a lot of ruthless item snatchers lol. Scarlett x

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  18. I love the fruit and will have to try making some, glad your learning how to crochet, I find it soothing and can do it for hours! Good luck!

    craftycrafteen.blogspot.com

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  19. I just found your blog via LaaLaa's Hookin' with Laalaa. I'm the Emma that made L's earrings! Your blog posts have made me laugh out loud. So glad to have found you, Em xx.

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  20. Oh I love your crochet square, takes me back to my childhood. My Mum used to makes loads of these then stitch them together to make blankets.

    She was also a brilliant knitter and would knit the most amazing things. She did teach me, but sadly I never kept it up and don't think I would have a clue were to start now :(

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  21. I just found you through Miss Tea.It looks like you had a great giveaway, I'm sorry I missed it- I just had my first giveaway over at Brambly.Your creations are very charming and I'm following along to see more. I'd love for you to visit me sometime.Take care,

    Ann-Marie

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  22. Great fruit. Well done for crocheting your square. I've been trying to get the hang of crochet for ages ... ;0)

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  23. on the swap metal plague, You're ON! hehehe i will just leave it as it is for now coz i do drink coffee in the morning, cant live without it,cant wake up without it, but i do drink lots of tea in the afternoon hehehe Have a great weekend Lakota! x

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  24. the crocheted fruit is SO adorable! love the reference to LOTR--always loved those books and movies! =)

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  25. That crochet fruit is amazing! Thats some crochet skills there! I remember my first crochet thing was a pink version of what you did. I made it a little longer then folded it round and stitched into a coin purse with an old button to fasten it. I also made endless tubes using those knitting dolls which at the time I was very proud of! Still laughing at your last comment-so true!

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  26. Your granny square is great, well done! I love crochet play food, or wooden or anything that isn't plastic really!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - doona cover = duvet cover lol :)

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