It's a Stitch

Crafty adverntures with bits and bobs

Friday, 28 September 2012

Knitted Goodies

I'm back up in Scotland again and am doing my best to keep up with uni work as well as making a few bits and pieces when I get the chance.

My Mum threw away my car keyring :( . It was a wee leather elephant from thailand, sort of a mini toy all hand stitched together. The bit of leather holding it onto the metal came loose and I put it on my counter at home to sew up the next day. When I went to sew it it was gone and my Mother confessed to putting it in the bin.. without even asking.
So I needed a new keyring and decided to knit one:

 I also saw a lovely knitted iPad/laptop case online, but it cost loads and I thought "Why don't I just make one?". So I pottered along to Hobbycraft and got some cheap sale yarn (£2 a ball, score) that was nice and thick and soft and knitted some double moss stitch sides, darned them together and added a button. Done:

And that is pretty much all I've done. I did buy a pattern for a dress and am hoping to get a chance during my reading week to get that started, but I'm so busy with uni stiff that it's already a miracle I managed to finish these!



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