Crochet December

Haven’t got much crochet done this month :( I’ve only managed one finished project, and one WIP. Meanwhile my queue is getting longer… and longer… and longer.

Sooo, remember that scarf I was making that I ran out of yarn for? Well I went to Lincraft, only to find that the Panda had most inconsiderately discontinued the yarn. So it was on to Ravelry to find something I could make with two skeins of 12 ply.

In the end I settled on a cowl, and took it with me to keep me going on the eight hour drive to Cohuna:

SiobhanAlice's Cohuna Cowl

Chunky Criss Cross Cowl by Jen Atchison

I had a great time in Cohuna, by the way. We were camped by Gunbower Creek, and went for a beautiful kayak, but you’ll have to imagine it because I’m a terrible blogger and didn’t take any photos.

 

I started on my third square for my Geekghan (I’m so behind, nine squares have been published so far!)

SiobhanAlice's Dr Horrible

Doctor Horrible by GingerGirl Geekery

 

And not made this month, but now that Christmas is over, I can show off this bookmark I made for a secret santa!

SiobhanAlice's Fan Bookmark

Fan Bookmark by Crochetroo

The recipient loved it, so I guess all that time spent separating strands of yarn to get a thin strand was worth it!

 

Chocolate Bananaberry Smoothie

Happy New Years Eve Eve! I can’t quite believe that the year’s almost over, it feels like it’s gone by so fast! Mind you, I think I say that every year. I was also slightly surprised to realise this blog’s been going for a whole year! During that time, I’ve revised and re-revised what I want this blog to be, and I think I’m finally starting to settle on what I want. Until I change my mind again.

I have to admit I’ve been a bit lax foodwise lately. What with going camping in Cohuna, and all the Christmas food, I’ve not been eating all the things I should, and have had a fair few things I shouldn’t. In my defense, you try saying no to one of my mum’s mince pies. Or for that matter, eating anything other than toast for breakfast when you’re living in a tent. Not possible, I tell you. But we’re back home now, back to civilisation and blenders, and all the mince pies are finished, so I have to start remembering that I can make things other than toast for breakfast.
Chocolate Bananaberry Smoothie (dairy free, no added sugar)
Like a chocolate bananaberry smoothie! It’s dairy free, no added sugar, and tastes delicious. Just what I need to make me feel healthy again.


Chocolate Bananaberry Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • A handful of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 – 2 tsp cocoa
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes (if using fresh berries)

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

 

Crochet November

I haven’t managed to get to the yarn shop this month, so I’ve had to work with what little yarn I’ve already got. In some ways that’s a good thing, as I’ve had to get creative and find projects that can work with what I’ve got, but it also means that I don’t have the right colours for the Geekghan squares that have been released this month and I’m now three squares behind :( Oh well, looks like I’ll be doing a lot of crochet this holidays to catch up. Isn’t that a tragedy.

In the mean time, I’ve been using some cotton yarn recycled from an old jumper. I already used some for my October Nights Headband, now I’ve added another hair accessory:

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All Too Perfect Bun Cover by Tamara Kelly

 

I’ve already posted photos of my Small Totoro, but I’m going to post more anyway because I love him. Even though he’s the wonkiest of the three and his eyes are too far apart.

SiobhanAlice's Small Totoro

Small Blue Totoro by Lucy Ravenscar

 

And I FINALLY ¬†finished my second Tiny Turtle! I made my first Tiny Turtle of Happiness way back in October last year, and loved it so much I immediately started another one in the opposite colours, but got bored and didn’t pick it up again till this month.

Siobhan Alice's Tiny Turtles

Tiny Striped Turtle by KristieMN

SiobhanAlice's Tiny Turtle Twin

I’m not as happy with this one as the original,I did a pretty dodgy job of stuffing and sewing him together, and messed up his face a bit too, but I still think he’s pretty cute :)

SiobhanAlice's Tiny Turtle Twin

He also falls over if you don’t balance him exactly right. Poor little guy.

I also started a scarf with some bulky yarn I’ve had lying around for a while. I need more yarn to finish it, but I’m thinking I might start again anyway. It’s coming out a bit stiff, and I think I’ve made it a bit short, so I might try with a bigger hook.

SiobhanAlice's Cozy Scarf

 Unisex Mega Chunky Ribbed Scarf by Thomasina Cummings Designs

And that’s it! Well, there’s also a Christmas present I made, but that’s a secret! At least until after the victim giftee has received it. Just on the off chance that they see this before they get it and ruin the wonderful surprise.