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:


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.

Crochet October

I thought I’d share last month’s crochet projects here, because why do we make things but to show them off on the internet?

Victoriana Beret by Drops Design

(Click the images to go to the project page on Ravelry)

Siobhan's Victoriana Beret
Siobhan's Victoriana Beret
I am ridiculously proud of this as it was my first time making anything lacy (that wasn’t immediately frogged), my first time working from a chart, only my second hat and the first one that I’m actually willing to wear. (The other one was generously donated to my mother. It actually looks okay on her, too).

Grey and Tiny White Totoros, by Lucy Ravenscar

Siobhan's Totoros

Oops, I forgot his nose.

I finally saw My Neighbour Totoro a little while ago, and I mayyy have teared up slightly. Slightly. Obviously, there’s only one logical action to take after falling in love with a movie: Make amigurumi. And make lots of them.
I love both my Totoros equally, but the tiny one is secretly my favourite. And not just because he’s made all in one piece and requires no hand sewing. Although that helps.
Tiny Totoro
I’ve also just started on the Small Blue Totoro, and I’m also seeing possible soot sprites and a Catbus somewhere in the future, but for now I think I’ll take a break before my house becomes overrun with adorable anime characters. I’ve already got the song stuck in my head just writing this post. Also did you know Totoro appeared in Toy Story 3? Well now you do.

October Nights Headband by Julie King

October Nights Headband

So nice, I made it… um, thrice! Because after I made a nice warm one, and one for Mother, the weather most inconveniently warmed up, so I made a light cotton one so I can wear headbands in any weather.

Ups and Downs Fingerless Gloves by Tamara Kelly

New Shiny New November Gloves! Okay, so I’m not that good at naming my projects. Mum’s off to England soon, and I thought I’d make her some gloves to go with her hat and keep her warm in the lovely November weather. Also to replace the gloves I originally made her, then frogged because I needed the yarn to finish my hat. Which I then gave to her.

Ups and Downs Fingerless Gloves

(Blocked on the right, unblocked on the left).

Anyway, I wasn’t too happy with my Shiny New November Gloves, so I stomped off to find a different glove pattern. I was much happier with my new Shiny New November gloves, and named them New Shiny New November Gloves. Because I’m creative.

And finally, I Love Yarn Day by GingerGirl Geekery

The second square in my LudiCAL Geekghan, to celebrate I Love Yarn Day 2014.

Yarn Day Square

Ah the joys of tapestry crochet. While working with two yarns, I carefully kept my yarn separate and didn’t let it tangle. As soon as I added a third colour, however, I lost all control of my yarn and ended up all…




And yes, I did write this whole post just so I could make that joke.