Monday, 25 June 2012

Koala

Hi there

I'm running very late this week, as you have probably noticed.  Just turned my computer on to find that lots of you have already posted on Handmade Monday, I will sit down this evening and have a catch up.

I was cooking a roast for a pre football dinner last night and of course then there was the football.  Not that I am a fan but when food, drink (just a little of course, it would be rude not to!!) and a get together with friends are involved, it just has to be done!  We had a good evening though, despite England losing (although with my very limited knowledge of football I personally didn't think we deserved to win!)

I'm sat outside waiting for the sunshine to come out, probably my fault it's not though, as I put a skirt on today, first time for weeks, in the hope of catching a few rays on my lily white legs!!  But it does mean I can actually see the computer screen, I suppose!!

Maisy


I must thank you all for your comments on last week's post!  I'm really pleased you all liked Maisy and I have to admit I had wondered about a Jumbo version just like some of you did!  But it was only a passing thought for now!!!!  It seems as though everyone likes the sound of Jumbo crochet and I agree with you it does sound a lot more friendly and like you said "It does what it says on the tin" :)  I had a good few laughs reading your comments, thank you so much!! Keep 'em comin'! :)

Koala

I have been messing about again this week and found a rather cute pattern for a little koala so thought I'd have a go.


I crocheted him in Sirdar Blur as I thought he would look nice slightly fluffy.


Here he is next to my mug of tea so you can get a sense of scale, looks like he's giving you a little wave in this photo!!  He doesn't have a name yet!  Anyone got any suggestions?  I'll let you know what I've decided next week.

I've also been trying to come up with ideas for the Textured Crochet Workshop I have coming up in the Autumn.  I'm intending us to have a go at as many heavily textured stitches as we can find.  If anyone has any favourites please pass them on to me.



Here is the beginning of a popcorn square and I'm afraid that's as far as I got yesterday.  So when I have finished writing this blog, I shall carry on.

Rather than just churn out samples my idea was to make these samples into a bag or a basket come the end.  Perhaps a bag with 4 different stitch squares on each side, at least then you have something useful after all your efforts.  Or maybe a basket with 6 squares sewn together to make the edge and a spiral base.  A bit like the granny square bowl I made a while ago.

Ok, that's it for this week, I'm going to carry on with my squares now and I shall sit down this evening and have a relaxing browse through all your lovely blogs over on Handmade Monday.  Can't wait to see what names you come up with for 'Koala'!

Thank you for reading folks, see you later :) x

19 comments:

  1. How about Koochie Koo Koala - love his little chubby chops! x

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  2. awww your little Koala is cute! i agree that his fluffiness suits him :)

    perhaps he could be called Cuddly Kim!

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  3. The koala is gorgeous, so cute and fluffy and cuddly. His fluffiness is just right. How about Fluffy the Koala? Or is that just a bit too twee!?

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  4. Oh he's just gorgeous. OK, given that Chester is his housemate (cousin? or is that just silly?) I think he'd do well named after another UK town. So I googled and came up with...


    Keighley
    Keith
    Kelso
    Kempston
    Kendal
    Kenilworth
    Kesgrave
    Keswick
    Kettering
    Keynsham
    Kidderminster
    Kilbarchan
    Kilkeel
    Killyleagh
    Kilmarnock
    Kilwinning
    Kinghorn
    Kingsbridge
    Kington
    Kingussie
    Kinross
    Kintore
    Kirkby
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcudbright
    Kirkham
    Kirkwall
    Kirriemuir
    Knaresborough
    Knighton
    Knutsford

    Fancy any of those for him? I quite like Kendal or Kempston. Or Keith!

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  5. Love the koala, wish I could knit
    Chris

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  6. He is lovely. I do love the name Kendal that Wendy has suggested to go with Chester, not sure where Taffy fits in to this x

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  7. Kendal Koala sounds just the ticket! He's a little fluffy cutie!

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  8. Love love love the koala!!And I'd go with Keith because it's my son's middle name!!

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  9. Your koala is so cute, if he was mine I'd call him 'KoKoLa', I love the wool you used.

    Jan x

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  10. Aah, he is lovely. How about Kevin? Be good to see him next to Taffy and Chester. Hope you have a good week.

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  11. Cute koala! I admire your skill, cos I can't knit for toffee (though I can crochet!)

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  12. The koala is lovely! I like Kendal but should really go with Kinross as that's not far from me lol Mich x

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  13. Waving back to your lovely tiny koala :-)

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  14. I love your koala. For a name, if you wanted to go with Wendy's idea of a place name I'd be inclined to go for an Australian placename rather than a UK one, like Kalbarri, Karumba, Kununurra, or you could still go for Keith, as that's also an Australian place name.
    I also would be tempted by an aboriginal word beginning with K with a suitable meaning, I liked:
    Kullah- koala
    Kalang- beautiful
    Kalinya- good
    Kambora- sweet
    or my favourite- Kookoora- very sweet!

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  15. Hey, guess what? You've just been nominated for the Liebster Award. Nip over to With U in Mind for the post :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you sooo much, what a lovely surprise!

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