Thursday, 27 November 2008

Crochet Hook Rolls and Wrist Warmers

Now I told you all how much I love my new knitting needles and this is what they have been making lately:

first some wristwarmers for Mr Locket's birthday inspired by this tutorial


then some for Miss Dotty Locket to match the scarf she is knitting for herself


and then some more for Daisy Locket only these weren't half as much fun to do because they were on squitty thin metal dpns instead of my lovely bamboo ones - they look good though and the wool was really cheap for self-patterning.


No two are identical in length, stitch number or thumb size because I was sort of making it up as I went along (and not really following the very good tutorial) but on the whole I'm very pleased with them!

The other thing I've been making lately is crochet hook rolls inspired by this fab tutorial.

The first was for Charlie P


The second for Thimbleanna


And the third was for Lesley


(Actually the fourth was for Lesley and the third, almost identical one is mine - only mine has all the faults and hers is better!)

They are lovely to make and very, very useful so now I need to make myself a slightly larger one to house all my lovely new bamboo dpns - not just my set from Loop but all these too!!!!


But I will leave you today with the needle case I made for Ally using one of Lynette Anderson's brilliant free block of the month stitcheries.


So a post full of creations and tutorials.

By the way have any of you noticed the fab new item on the side of my blog - my wistlist? It's a really brilliant way to store all your favourite crafty tutorials - there are so many there that I want to make so why do I have to go to work when I have all this sewing and knitting to do? It's so unfair!

28 comments:

wonderwoman said...

tell me about it - work really gets in the way - am loving the wristwarmers they are gorgeous!


xxxx

Gina said...

Fabulous wristwarmers! I've been making wristwarmers but the first pair were a bit baggy and I haven't finished the second pair yet! I think I might like to make myself a crochet hook roll though... far more swish than my coleman's mustard tin where they currently reside.

Kitty said...

Crikey Mrs L-P, how on earth do you find the time to see to the new dog AND make all those lovely things? Mention of dpns makes me hyperventilate - did you do a training course or something? It all looks so complicated.

x

French Knots said...

Love the wrist warmers, I wear mine during the day when I'm at home on my own and too stingy to put the heating on!
How inconvenient of work not to let you take your knitting/sewing projects in!

dottycookie said...

Goodness me, you have been busy! I do love your wistlist, actually, and may have to set one up myself -as if I don't have enough to do this evening!

Annie said...

I was waiting to see Fred's little writs warmers . . . what's keeping you?! I like those tutes sliding along at the side. I might do that too to remind myself of all the lovely things I'd like to make - during the holidays. Dogs do get in the way awfully!! Think of pay day!

L said...

I love that fabric!!!!!!!!!

Zakka fabric is my favourite.

Moogsmum said...

Fabby wristwarmers Locket! I love Daisy Locket's ones - gorgeous colours.

Fabby crochet hook rolls too - I really love mine :-)

As for the craft:job thing....pah! We should all be paid handsomely for staying at home being crafty!!

xxx

Michaela said...

How come you've managed to knit all those wrist warmers since we met in London? I'm nowhere near done with the sock I showed you...

Love your wistlist - those felted jumper Christmas trees are fantastic. I'm going to make loads of them with the jumper scraps - once I've made a few blankets with them. Aha. Maybe Christmas presents for next year. I am determined to get it sorted early next year (have all the presents made by February?!!!!)

Such an optimist!

Rachelmp said...

Beautiful busy-ness Lucy!

Marie Greene said...

My question is, why doesn't the whole world just stop and wait for us when we're busy crafting? In a perfect world perhaps...

Lynette Anderson said...

You have been so busy...and I just love that you made the Noahs ark block into a needlecase, just brilliant.

Katy said...

Um...and the other members of Locket Towers, where are their wrist warmers?
Get moving, woman, there's not enough stuff there! ;)

(they all look fab, by the way)

Michelle said...

love the wrist warmers they are a must...
thanks so much for the link...
and love the hook holders, i probably would not have lost all mine if i had this to keep them in...

Helen said...

Gosh, Lucy how do you find the time to make such lovely things? I so enjoy clicking on to see what you are up to now I have discovered the blogging world!!

periwinkle said...

wow you have been busy, I've enjoyed looking at your Wistlist.. I've already done the cowl you have on there - it's really easy to do. Your wristwarmers are lovely
Lisa x

monkee maker said...

Lovely knitted and sewn makes there, Mrs L., the wrist warmers look everso cosy.

:)

silverpebble said...

Wristwarmers are very now it seems - they're sold by Toast the very lovely (and very expensive!) catalogue. You are tewibbly fashionable dahling.

So much craftiness going on - magic!

Thanks for lovely text yesterday. Am behind with everything, including texting and sending beads through to a patient lady. Sorry!!!

Rachel said...

Ooh, those wristwarmers look so cozy! I really want to make some (my hands also get very cold when the heating isn't on) but have socks on the go at the moment. Must knit faster!! And your crochet hook rolls look fab too - lovely fabric choices.
:)

twiggypeasticks said...

I sit at work thinking about all the things I'd rather be doing then come home and promptly fall asleep !!!! lovely lovely things, you are a clever lady
Twiggy x

Charlie P said...

Awww! I LOVE the stitchery on the needle case. Very sweet. My beautiful Lucy Locket crochet hook role has been fabulous- no hooks have disappeared down the back of the sofa or been lost between home and Bristol (or between my room and the living room) :)

Carin said...

I am always amazed at anyone that can knit your wrist warmers are great! I also love love love the crochet hook roll!

Simone said...

There is never enough time for crafting is there? I really like your wrist warmers and the little embroidered needlecase is so pretty.

Kaz said...

Wow Mrs Locket! You have been very very busy making lots of loveliness. However, you are very naughty as now I have another thing that I want to make for Christmas!!!!

Kaz xxx

Sarahs Home said...

Hi Lucy Locket, there is an award waiting for you over at my blog.

Sarah x

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! The new dog doesn't seem to be sewing you down the teeny tiniest bit! Now you know how I've felt for the last kabillion years -- working is so unfair. Love all your goodies!!!

Patti said...

Hello there

Thanks for the trip to ring a rosie this morning - fab.

You wanted a good hat pattern, try this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turn-a-square#

I haven't made it yet, but it's had some good reviews. It's the one I bought wool for today to make for Stu. (and of course I now can't print it off cos I have no printer ink - doh!)

(howbarf as word verif? Love it!)

Leanne said...

Its a wonder those knitting needles haven't caught on fire and such productivity. I love the little needle case.