I have been enjoying a big chunk of crochet heaven lately. I went to Chinatown last couple of weeks, thinking I could get some worsted-weight cotton yarn. No luck. So I figured I'd get some worsted-weight arcylic yarn instead. And since their for amigurumis Ifigured, I'd go for acrylic for now. After all I'm still a newbie at crochet.
Stacey Trock's woodland animals and I got as far
as 1/2 a blue bird, bear head and snout, deer's head, antlers and nose
and a racoon head :( I ran out of yarn. No where on the label did it
say how many metres was in one ball of yarn. It was no fun working with
this yarn, it was hard and stiff. What's next? I need to go downtown again. But not till they stock up on black.
Then I discovered Deramores UK.
I think I might be going over my head here ... call it beginners
optimism? I ordered more acrylic yarn but DK weight instead. I want to
crochet Lucy's Granny Striped Blanket.
Fortunately the quality of this Sirdar yarn is nice and soft even if it
is acrylic. If acrylic is good enough for Lucy it's sure good enough
for me. So I learnt fast that even in acrylic there are many qualities.
And if that was not enough Maycraft finally re-stocked some of my favourite cotton yarn. I would have bought these Lily Sugar n Cream
yarn directly for the US, the trouble is they don't deliver to Malaysia
and they don't plan to in the future :( So Maycraft seems to be the
only place I can get worsted-weight cotton yarn locally.
I don't think the pattern is available anymore. I even used a button
from Sean's grandmother's sewing stuff. She passed on some months ago.
And my cousin was kind enough to give me her mother-in law's sewing box and all it's
wonderful contents. You can see the sewing box in my older post here. So Sean's beanie will be making a trip all the way to Switzerland when I get to the PO on Tuesday.
ETA: The Minion Hat pattern can be found here (Ravelry link)
And I dug out my knitting needles this week, so as to knit this pretty dishcloth. I'm only a mediocre knitter ... just know my knits and purls. I've not knitted for yonks, so we'll see how that goes.
It was Lillie's birthday yesterday. I stitched Primitve Betty's free XS pattern and finished it as a zipper pouch. I also made a fabric basket using the free tutorial by Ayumills.
And finally for lunch I made a spinach and egg dish. This is a common home made Chinese dish. Nothing fancy and absolutely easy to whip up. You can find the recipe here.