Thursday, October 14, 2010

Back to the Doctors

With a new boring customer service job, I now have plenty of time to work on my doctors. Hopefully I'll have them done by Christmas. Here is the Sixth Doctor, played by Colin Baker.

As you can see he's very colourful. In total I used 12 different colours of yarn.

More Distractions - Show Time.

After all the baby stuff it was nearly time to submit for the Melbourne Show. With work being busy as well I didn't have enough time as I would have liked. In the end though I did manage to get one cotton doiley and one toy dalek completed.

This is the doiley I submitted. I was very pleased to be awarded third place. This photo isn't very good and the doiley seems to have sagged quite a bit. I'll have to add more starch next time.

The Dalek didn't do as well. Not surprising considering I had to enter it in the "Any Article of Crochet Not Previously Mentioned" class. To be fair he was commended. But he was beaten by two lacy table cloths and a baby blanket.

No wonder he's sheepishly hiding in the corner of the display case.


So much for the doctor plan. I ended up getting distracted by other projects. Firstly there was my best friend had a lovely baby boy. I needed to spend some time making a suitable present. I decided on these:

Tiny converse booties. I ended up making the pattern from scratch. There were several patterns on, but I couldn't decipher them. Here's another picture so you can appreciate the details.

By the way they are not blue for a boy, but blue because that's the colour sneakers I wear.

It was winter when the lad was born so he needed a good hat too.

The spikes are supposed to be dinosaur spines. Although in this photo they look more like sun rays.

The hat and booties were very well received, even though the booties were much too small. I've since made a bigger pair, but I think he's since grown out of them as well.