Friday, 16 December 2011

Crochet headband, goodies and...a swap?

Just nipping in quickly to share with you pictures of my first ever Crochet A Long! A Crochet A Long, in case you didn't know already, is where you choose a pattern and all work on it at the same time but at your own pace.

This one was on the Hooked for Life group on Ravelry and seemed nice and simple and useful. I didn't have the correct yarn or hook but I just plunged straight in anyway...luckily it came out beautifully and the size is perfect...

Ravelry December CAL - headband

The pattern is the Cozy Flowered Headband and it's available for free, woo!

Ravelry December CAL - headband

I grabbed the photos whilst the light was semi ok, which meant the only model available was me, hence why you get to see my trusty Nikon too :)

Ravelry December CAL - headband

I enjoyed doing this, the CALs are monthly so there's always plenty of time to have a go and it encourages me to try patterns I might not have looked at otherwise.

I've been having other fun via Ravelry this week too as my Secret Santa box arrived from my Spoiler over the pond in Florida!  Here's a glimpse of the lovely items I got...

Ravelry Secret Santa - all my goodies!

Ravelry Secret Santa - yummy yarn!

I also got this beautiful hat and scarf set...

Ravelry Secret Santa - hat and scarf

(another self portrait..ahem)

Just look at the detail on this quilted bird decoration, amazing...

Ravelry Secret Santa - Handmade decoration

So it's been a good week what with finally feeling better, completing a project and getting some lovely gifts in the mail.  I love snailmail, in fact I feel a swap coming on.  Anyone fancy a little swap for new year?  To brighten up January?  Anyone interested leave me a comment and I shall organise it!


  1. So glad you're feeling well and enjoying all the goodies. Merry Christmas!

  2. I love the swap items you got - how fun! I might be interested in doing a swap. How does it work?

  3. I've never done a swap before! I would love to join in x


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