Thursday, May 6, 2010

My creative space.

My creative space is all over the space this week.

I have been crocheting on trains, at the skate park, while caravan shopping, in my car, in front of the fire at night, at friends' houses, at cafes , at lunch time, and any other moments when I can steal a second to put the hook in, take the yarn over and draw through a loop.

I am working on Amanda's gorgeous poncho pattern.

Since I started reading Amanda's blog last year, I have been hinting to her that I would love to try out her poncho pattern. Imagine my delight when it turned up in my inbox late last week.

I have finished the hood and am working on the poncho bit now.

Thanks so much Amanda. The pattern is perfect.

I am crocheting tiny bear beanies for some new babies.

I still find the sizing of beanies a bit tricky. That top pink one is too small for a doll's head but the other two should fit.

I am working on my Motif A Day Most Days In May.

These are motifs nine and ten from Beyond The Square Crochet Motifs.

And I am about to chop into this gorgeous chocolate brown table cloth to make myself another dress.

To check out what's going on in the other creative spaces this week, click on over to Kirsty's.

47 comments:

  1. Wow Kate... crochet queen! I love them all but those bear beanies are just the best :) Kx

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  2. I am tickled pink and letting out a huge sigh of relief that you didn't have any issue's with the pattern..YAY..

    Love the bear beanies, and that fabric will make a beautiful dress for sure!

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  3. oh those bear beanies are so cute! Learning to crochet is on my list of 101 in 1001 but last time I tried I found it really difficult. I'm not sure if it is cause I knit but working with just one hook feels wierd.

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  4. How was S & C? Did you have fun? I love your little motifs, they are like mini pot holders, great colours honey. Hope you are keeping warm xo

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  5. i love crochet it's so fast & fun & rewarding too! i love the tablecloth fabric, i'm sure you'll dress will look FAB!

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  6. I am feeling the urge to learn to crochet! I can't wait to see this poncho, good luck with it and I hope that you get it finished for winter.

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  7. crochet is "so hot right now" ;O) ...each site I am going to including my own has such lovely crochet pictures. I love the lil hats, too cute!

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  8. colors and textures .such fun!!

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  9. they look gorgeous! Amanda's creations are always so amazing.
    enjoy your dress making, I love the colour.
    hope it's not too cold for you today

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  10. Oh my goodness you have been busy. Love it all!

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  11. love it all kate. may the hook be with you

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  12. ha ha i'm the same.
    i crochet on the bus, on the train, waiting for said public transport, before lectures, during lectures, while eating lunch, while watching tv, while in bed, at friends places...
    and i think that's why i love hooking so much, so portable! so much easier to pick up and put down than knitting!

    xox

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  13. You've been busy - the little hats are gorgeous!!

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  14. I can certainly tell you that beanie sizes are very tricky after my two failed attempt, but my ones rather then too small, are too big!>< But crocheting is so addictive!

    I love the poncho!!! How nice that she sent you the pattern!! ^^

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  15. Love the look of that beautiful poncho. Is it cotton? Looks divine. And so does that table cloth fabric. It's going to look amazing!

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  16. the pink poncho looks lovely and cosy already, need it with this winter chill that is starting to settle in.

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  17. OMG I LOVE the bear beanies! I want one! FOr me!!
    Loving your new motifs and of course the poncho is progress. Can't wait to see this new dress for you either that fabric is stunning. xo

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  18. Poncho looks gorgeous!
    Can't wait to see your dress too.
    So very productive and inspiring and enabling! ;)

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  19. All of those little things are just about the cutest things in the world. You are one hot crochet woman.

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  20. How exciting you got the pattern, and how sweet of her! You are going to do a fantastic job at it. Great colour choice btw.

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Love the tablecloth fabric with the birds on it. What a find.
    x

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  22. The bear beanies are so sweet! Where did you find that pattern if I may ask?

    I think the table cloth will be a lovely dress. Can't wait to see more. :)

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  23. Love that brown tablecloth...you're a busy girl this week!

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  24. hats are crazy and as I am unable to read patterns I just guess.. and I don't make more than one hat a year.
    love the fabric.. hope it's racy ;)

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  25. All gorgeous as always. The table cloth is going to make an amazing dress.

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  26. you're sounding pretty flat out! lucky the hook and yarn are so portable. love the pics of the dress you made in an earlier post {sorry i didn't leave a comment saying so!}

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  27. Your frequent frenzied crocheting should motivate me to finish my current (lagging) project so I can get on with the next. Really should.

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  28. Perhaps you could donate the top beanie to your local premmie ward? They often hats on the little ones. A friend’s bubba was a really early one and its astounding just how little they are.
    And if you happen to accidently make that brown dress just a bit too big for yourself, you could always send it my way. I bet it is going to be divine.

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  29. Delightful!
    ... and ain't crochet the best how it can be taken where ever you go. Tania @ M+E is crocheting at red lights! Brilliant. I think I will be too now... looking forward to my partner's reaction next time we're in the car together.

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  30. In order of the photo's, gorgeous, super darn cute, clever and chocolatey yumminess:)

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  31. Oooo, lots of lovely things on the go! That poncho is going to be adorable & great fabric for your dress...

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  32. what a lovely crafty post:) gorgeous tiny bear beanies and I love that brown fabric you are going to turn into a dress

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  33. Wow you are up to some many fabulous creative things! So inspiring!
    Sophie x

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  34. Super lovely crocheting!!! I love the little bear ears ones =).
    The brown fabric for the dress is beautiful.

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  35. HI Kate, Loved your dress the other day, the chocolate brown one is going to be cute too!
    Have you seen this (link below), a small produce bag to crochet? I could see these hanging up at your farm gate stall. It was on whip up today.
    http://whipup.net/2010/05/05/crochet-produce-bag/

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  36. Oh that chocolate fabric will look beautiful... and how cute are those beanies?!!

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  37. Oh so much crafty goodness I don't know where to start! Those baby beanies are to die for! And that tablecloth is going to make an awesome dress - that brown will really suit you x

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  38. I LOVE the crochet (and sewing) that goes on at your place!!! Can't wait to see that dress! And yes isn't Amanda's blog great!

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  39. That Poncho looks adorable as does the chocolate brown (my favourite colour :-) ) material, love those birds! Good luck with the crochet in motion at least if you drop a stitch its only one!!

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  40. At the skate park-Love it! Actually that sounds like good business sense - skaters love a beanie! You could set up a stall!

    I love the blue & white motif especially much.

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  41. Love the poncho- pattern and colour- tres chic. xo m.

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  42. Jeepers, you've been busy Kate! Love that table cloth fabric. Your going well on the motifs.

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  43. Gorgeous crochet and lovely colours you have picked. Loving your motifs, make me want to have a go myself. Look forward to seeing your tablecloth frock, how lovely is that fabric??! x

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  44. your motif's are fab you are a inspiration..... once my dish cloth is finished i may move to bigger projects!!! x

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  45. The top one might still fit a newborn for the first few days.

    Very Cute!

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