Friday, 6 November 2009

... a hot water bottle cover

As mentioned before I am a serial hoarder. I find it hard to throw most things away but this was especially true when years ago one of my favourite jumpers got accidentally shrunk in the wash. I loved the jumper and I loved the felty material that resulted from it's washing machine experience as well (after I had got over the trauma of losing a treasured piece of clothing).

This happened so many years ago I can't remember how many. And all this time I have carefully stored it fully intending to do something with it one day.

I decided some time ago that it would make a great hot water bottle cover but never quite got round to it. For some reason I decided to make it this week. Maybe it was the pattern for the lovely crochet circles I found in one of my craft books that inspired me. I am really pleased I got it finished. It is lovely and most importnatly means you don't get scalded by your hot water bottle.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

... a brain slug

Sometimes good things come in the smallest packages and this is one of those times. This chap is tiny - only 4cm tall to the top of his cute antennae. He is a brain slug which is not particularly cute at all I suppose. Brain slugs exist in Futurama, my all time favourite cartoon. They turn their human hosts into semi comatose shadows of themselves, I sometimes wonder if I have been infected - it would explain my recent slowness! The pattern, which I got from a cool blog called hooks and needles came in two sizes, small and large. Turns out the small one was the perfect size for the crochet me! More information on the brain slugs and their nefarious plan to take over the earth can be found here