Cuddlefish Crochet

Sunday, January 21, 2007

It's been a long time since I updated my blog, and I've mostly been knitting in the meantime. But I did squeeze some crochet pieces out, and here they are:

Turqoise-brown scarf

Purple-striped muff

Grey star shawl

Scarf in green squares

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The last couple of weeks I've resumed the stashbusting - this time for bags. First is a blue flower shoulderbag I was inspired to do by a flower motif in a pillowcase:

Here's the inside; the buttons close the pocket:

With the black stash brought down to managable levels I moved on to the red stash; I had just enough to make this:

Finally I used some really old grey wool for this; a little felted backpack, with a white and green sun-motif:

With this, my stash had visibly shrunk, to the point where it made me feel slightly uneasy. I don't think a girl is actually supposed to be able to look at her stash and at one time see everything that's in there. Of course, I've tried to remedy the queasiness by buying some 20 skeins for my next project. Unfortunately, I'm using them up fast, and more action is required. I'll just have to go yarnhunting again next week! Woohoo! :D
With the knitting urge well out of my system, I could return to crochet again. :D

First I had to make this sweater from a new book I'd just bought. I'm ready for fall now, bring it on!

Here's a creamy cotton outfit. Okay it's not a fall thing at all, but I'll find a use for it. ;)

It's compiled from this skirt:

And this top:

It's been a while since I updated this thing, but I've been busy. For a while, I felt more like knitting, and that produced these items:

This is a sweater for my boyfriend's mum:

After that, I had a run-in with the Darla sweater from Cool Crochet. It didn't look right on me, so I ended up knitting this with the yarn I bought for it instead:

Then I went scarf crazy, and embarked on quite a journey of stash busting:

This is the leftovers from my lavender wide-neck sweater.

A single skein I bought on sale became this:

This is reversable two-coloured patent knit:

And finally the rest of the yarn from the not-to-be Darla sweater:

Monday, June 26, 2006

Here's my weekend project, all finished. It's the Chic hippie skirt from Hooked on crochet. It took 1 Kilometer and 125 meters of cotton yarn, btw. When I told my bf I crocheted that much yarn up this weekend, he said "that's bad!", as if to imply I'm obsessed or something. Lol!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Okay, so I crocheted some more. :D

Here's my Stacy top from Cool Crochet:

And my Toni Sweater:

Current work in progress is a skirt from Hooked on Crochet. We'll see how that turns out. :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Enough with the ranting. ;)

The reason I haven't been updating this thing for a while is that I've been knitting more than crocheting. But I did get a thing or two done anyway. Here are some of my favourites:

A crocheted skirt. It's a bit warm for the season, but with a thin black skirt underneath, I'm actually quite happy with it.

And a red fuzzy shawl with beads

And finally a cotton top for summer.

That's it for now, back to crocheting!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

I know this blog was really only intended for my crochet projects, but when I look at the way Danes present themselves to the world at the moment, I need to get on the soap-box.

Lately, it seems the national character stereotype of Danes as peaceloving, democratic and socially responsible, has been replaced with one of greedy, shortsighted, far-right, crazy people. First of all, three years ago we suddenly found ourselves as part of an occupying force, something we haven't been since we stopped fighting the Swedes a couple of hundred years ago. We have had a tradition of merely sending peacekeeping troops, and waging war is definitely something that dents the Danish self image.

I have a problem with the fact that we are now disrupting another country so that Danish companies, among them the world's largest shipping company, Mærsk, can land themselves some massive contracts. If we really meant it when we said, that we only went there to get rid of Saddam and to build an Iraqi democracy, we might have made sure not to be seen profiting too much from the whole thing. But it is clear, that sending political signals is not nearly as important as cashing in. I don't doubt for a minute that Saddam was a despicable dictator who among others abused the Kurds intolerably. But dealing with him in this way only punishes the Iraqi people further, and it should be stopped.

Secondly, there is the whole Muhammed-cartoons debacle. Let me tell you, that the newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten who first brought them, is in wide circles nicknamed The Morning Fascist and The Jyllands Pest. There is no doubt in my mind, that the editor knew very well that people would be offended. He is just so used to feeling that he is culturally on a high horse, that he couldn't imagine that it might actually come to physical manifestations of anger. He is, in my opinion, a conservative, shortsighted, Eurocentric ignoramus, whose opinions should not be taken seriously at all. His view of what the Middle East is, seems to be 'a place where people chop each others' hands off, and women are kept covered up'. That was actually a loose quote of his own words. He seems to have no idea about the cultural diversity in the Middle East, and the positive cultural legacy of the Middle East that you may also find in Europe. When I saw him on the News, stomping his feet and saying that those people shouldn't be allowed to tell him what to put in his paper, I was thouroughly ashamed of being Danish. That was a toe-curling display, that I can't recall seeing anywhere except among confessed racists, or 6th graders. To me he did not come off as an educated man, and certainly not as someone who should be defining how Danes are seen abroad.

I am aware that any Crochetvillers who read this are not used to seeing a political side of me, and I'm sorry if I'm shocking anybody. But MAN, I feel better now for having said my peace!

Hugs to all.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

So I finally graduated. In case you're wondering, I'm now a Candidata scientarum socialum, whatever that is. What's more important, I have time to crochet now, and no guilty conscience when I do so. :D

Here's some of the things I've been making lately:

Green blouse in baby wool. My first crocheted top ever!

I liked it so much I immediately did the same pattern again in a different stitch and yarn. It became a lavender Alpaca blouse.

I'd been wanting to make a blanket for my grandmum for a while, and here it is:

And finally a shawl for myself.

Hm, that doesn't seem like a whole lot. I'd better get back to work!