Angry Piggie?

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Hello!

I hope all that celebrate have had a lovely Easter. I have eaten too much chocolate, and Moo has eaten too many carob coated puppy snacks.

Well, I’ve been doing lots of little crochet projects, but I’ve been a bit lazy in taking photos. The light, now that it’s coming into winter, has just not been that great for pictures.

My latest little adventure into amigurumi is this rather unusual little blue pig. He was made for a chap at work, who put in a request.

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He is the pig out of Angry Birds apparently, except he wanted a blue pig rather than green – I hope I got the colour right!

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The yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima in Aqua, an 8ply cotton that is lovely to crochet with. I bought it from one of my favourite stores, Yarn Glorious Yarn. It’s an online store, that often does free postage.

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The pattern is here on Ravelry.

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In other news, a few weeks ago I went to a half day Learn-to-make-Amigurumi course. I had a lovely time.

I was going to show you the beginning of Amineko the Amigurumi Cat… but Moo had other ideas.

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Crochet Cowl ~ work in progress

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This was a little surprise project from the Big Adventure in New York City. I was visiting this-divine-yarn-store, and was looking at all their fabulous scarves and other knitted and crochetted goodness.

Of course, most of the lovely projects were knitted, but I did find one rather scrumptious crochet number. It was called Knitty City Crochet Shoulder Shawl by Susan Haviland. If buying the yarn at Knitty City, the pattern is free.

I decided on some gorgeous Koigu yarn. I love the mix of pink and golden tones. Koigu is a lovely 100% merino wool yarn, hand dyed in Canada.

For Aussies / New Zealanders, try Yarn Glorious Yarn for a lovely selection of Koigu, and I’m pretty sure the shipping is free.

Of course, I know it’s meant to be a shoulder shawl, but I’m just not that into shawls and decided to make a scarf. After way too many rows to start again, I realised I hadn’t made it long enough for a scarf, so I’m thinking I will join it very neatly and very invisibly at the end and make a cowl! What do you think? Will that work?

The pattern is really simple, fast and effective I think.

PS: I forgot to mention, please excuse the chewed dining chair – Moo seems to like the taste of them!

Granny Square Sunday #11

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…and today we have Queen Anne’s Lace.

In the book, it was all one colour in cream, probably important to get the lace look! It was really nice to crochet a square in one colour. I must admit to being a teeny bit lazy, and the whole one colour / less ends to sew in does kind of appeal to me a little.

I bought this yarn online from a store called Yarn Glorious Yarn. Isn’t that just a fabulous name? And the lady who emailed me when I put in the order seemed as lovely as her shop name.

The yarn is called Koigu. It’s 4ply 100% merino wool, and just gorgeous to crochet with. The colours are called “Painters Pallette” and each skein has been hand painted. I bought 2 skeins for $30, and delivery was free ~ which was just one more tick as far as I was concerned.