Thursday, 31 December 2015

AKA Amigurumi

Kwokkie Doll wearing a red Christmas hat with a jingle bell on top, a red jacket over a black top and a black skirt covered in colourful polka-dots. She is wearing black sandals. She has long black hair which is tied up in a ponytail.Her button eyes are black with embroidered eye lashes. Her embroidered mouth is red.
My name is Kwokkie Doll
a.k.a. AKA Amigurumi!
(Made by Jodiebodie 2013)

It's me again, in my Christmas hat, wishing everyone hope and goodwill for the holiday season and beyond.

I first popped up on Lupey Loops at Christmas in 2013

Do you remember?  Jodiebodie promised to give me a blog entry all to myself.  I thought she was going to introduce me properly in April 2014 but that must have been an April Fools' joke because nothing more ever came of that.
How disappointing.

Not to worry! I am here to tell you myself! 
My name is "Kwokkie Doll" and this is my story

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

More Examples of Crochet Spider Stitch

Diamond-Strike Banded Scarf in red on a black background. It is a filet crochet scarf with spider stitch diamonds.
Spider stitch features in this scarf.
(Made by Jodiebodie 2014.
Pattern: Diamond-Strike Scarf by Kristen Stolzfus)

Are you familiar with the phenomenon where you buy a new car and when you go driving, you suddenly start seeing lots of cars of the same model and make where previously you had never noticed them before?

I think that is what happened to me with spider stitches!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Adelaide Mini Maker Faire 2015

The coloured badge given to all attendees featuring the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire Logo
On the first of November I went to the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire.  It is all about 'makers' and 'making'. The first 'Maker Faires' were held in 2006 in the USA to promote the 'Maker Movement'. It sounds to me like fancy words to give a modern label to the old DIY (do-it-yourself) and home-made trends (some call them 'granny skills) which are experiencing a resurgence.

It's the second Mini Maker Faire to be held in Adelaide (the first was in 2013) but the first one for me and I have some photos to share.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Procrastinate Now!

The top strap section of a tea towel top worked in a plum colour.
Almost finished tea towel top!
The school term has finished and I'm settling into a more relaxed pace with more time to crochet but I have to ask myself, "If I want to get the crocheted projects done in time for Christmas Day, why am I getting out the sewing machine?"

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Adelaide Moon Lantern Festival 2015

Moon Lantern Festival logo with date Sunday 27 Sep 4-8:30 p.m.In October, I posted a Quick WIP Round of my activities as spring shaped up to be a hectic season. With barely time to pick up a crochet hook, it's been slow going on my projects; however, the good news is that my hospital treatments seem to be working and it has been a joy to be able to increase my activity levels and enjoy some outings.