Posted in Crochet, WonkyGiraffe, tagged beret, closeup, craft, crochet, lace, lacy, length, lovely, pattern, Ravelry, scarf, wonkygiraffe, wool on April 22, 2011|
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I was given some soft grey yarn recently, really a bit too much to use for toys. It is ages since I made myself anything, so I thought I’d use it for a scarf and beret.
(Because of course I don’t have enough of either. Not!)
I just wanted to make something easy and portable. A pick up and put down project I can take out with me, or do in front of the TV – or, here’s a thought, in the outside air now the weather has finally become rather nice!
I found a pattern on Ravelry in chart form – first time I have used one for something other than an amigurumi toy. So far so good; it is only 2 rows and yet has an effective lace look. I should have just made something up but I’m a bit low on energy and time right now. Browsing Ravelry seemed so much easier (and is always fun), then working out one of my own “on the hook”, which I normally would like to do.
Of course I seem to be putting it down rather more often than picking it up, or at least putting it down after a few stitches, let alone rows! World’s slowest “quick project”, and now the weather is warm so I don’t need it anyway, LOL.
Plus of course I have decided a plain beret is a bit boring and I am wondering if I can put a lacy band in to match the scarf, sort of like this :-
Or maybe just make the beret lacy…
But then I have to finish it first, in case I run out of wool, because the scarf can be any length, well this is where I am at right now..
Onward and upwards….
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Posted in Nature Reserve Events, Paper Craft, WonkyGiraffe, tagged activity, bbowt, boxing, bunny, cam, camera, challenge, craft, Easter, engineering, finger, giraffe, hare, hares, mad, march, mechanism, origami, paper, pink, pivot, puppets, push rod, rabbit, silhouette, stick, sunshine, wonky, wonkygiraffe on April 22, 2011|
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MMH event was fun
Nice weather (hurrah) and not too busy (mixed feelings about that).
We made a lot of very mad hares – some were even pink!
It was a bit of a challenge to get the paper engineering simplified for them to just get on and make it work. At first some needed one to one help but then I got into my stride with the prep work, once I saw what they needed to do it themselves.
I was really pleased how many quite young children got the concept and were very definite about which of the three movements they wanted.
None chose the easy one I prepared ( ! ) and most did opt for the hidden mechanism – although my colleagues, and most parents, liked it visible !
I really must be a child at heart because I wanted it hidden too! It did put in another step/concept to explain but I liked the effect.
The visible one was needed though, to show what was going on. If it had all been hidden in the device I think it would have seemed too daunting. Here are two with it visible.
And in these two it is hidden behind.
What do you think ?
I wish I had more pictures because some of the background scenes were fab.
Meanwhile – whilst all that was going on at one end, the other was filling up with little folded hares. They looked quite a wistful group “en mass” I hope some made it to a nice window with a view.
I wish I had a picture of them all scattered around the room. My camera went flat – a fault I think as it was charged… technology
So I only have a few snaps – but they were some great little hare chaps made, including a lot more finger puppets and stick puppets like this one:-.
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