Bionic Craft

A log of all my crafting adventures.
Making up a dog. I’m sewing up a knitted dog. It’s made from snuggly snowflake in chunky. I find the dk snowflake quite annoying to work with but the chunky is a little better. One good thing about this yarn is that it’s easy to sew up. The dog is from Sirdar’s Forever Friends book which is a really cute little collection of toy patterns. 
I’m putting beads in the ends of the legs as they will make the dog nicely floppy. I’m sewing the beads into bags so that they won’t come out. He should be a cute dog when he’s done.

Making up a dog. I’m sewing up a knitted dog. It’s made from snuggly snowflake in chunky. I find the dk snowflake quite annoying to work with but the chunky is a little better. One good thing about this yarn is that it’s easy to sew up. The dog is from Sirdar’s Forever Friends book which is a really cute little collection of toy patterns.
I’m putting beads in the ends of the legs as they will make the dog nicely floppy. I’m sewing the beads into bags so that they won’t come out. He should be a cute dog when he’s done.

My collection of granny flowers. At some stage these will be a throw. Eventually…. In many years…

My collection of granny flowers. At some stage these will be a throw. Eventually…. In many years…

Toy knitting. This is my toy yarn knitting stash. It’s a mix of various 25g balls of coloured acrylics and fluffy, sparkly yarns. I’m knitting a cake at the moment. My next project will be from the Friends Forever book which I got today. The dogs are so cute so I’m going to knit one of those.

Toy knitting. This is my toy yarn knitting stash. It’s a mix of various 25g balls of coloured acrylics and fluffy, sparkly yarns. I’m knitting a cake at the moment. My next project will be from the Friends Forever book which I got today. The dogs are so cute so I’m going to knit one of those.

Popham Tunic. I started knitting this tunic for my daughter recently. I’m using drops baby merino which seems to be acting like a sport weight yarn. It’s a cute little pattern and the merino is nice to knit with.

Popham Tunic. I started knitting this tunic for my daughter recently. I’m using drops baby merino which seems to be acting like a sport weight yarn. It’s a cute little pattern and the merino is nice to knit with.

Fleece sorting and washing. The fleece I got yesterday is just lovely. See it’s clean and the locks are all lined up the right way and they have good crimp. And it’s a beautiful colour. I’ve washed a small bit as a practice. It went ok but I think I now have the process right so washing the rest should be easier.

Three bags full. Well one anyway. I’m on a farm getting some fleece. For free even!

Three bags full. Well one anyway. I’m on a farm getting some fleece. For free even!

Sitka Spruce hat. A Ravelry forum I’m in had a random knit a hat in a week knit along. So I knit this Sitka spruce hat in six days. The pattern is by Tin Can Knits. It’s a lovely pattern, the twisted stitches are easy to do once you get the hang of them and they give fabulous texture to the hat. I used two random balls of Drops Nepal I had in my stash to make it. It seems to be a week of finishing things for me.

Sitka Spruce hat. A Ravelry forum I’m in had a random knit a hat in a week knit along. So I knit this Sitka spruce hat in six days. The pattern is by Tin Can Knits. It’s a lovely pattern, the twisted stitches are easy to do once you get the hang of them and they give fabulous texture to the hat. I used two random balls of Drops Nepal I had in my stash to make it. It seems to be a week of finishing things for me.

More solar dying. I have another jar so I carded some white alpaca fleece and put in some bright pink dye. The two jars are now sitting in the sun.

More solar dying. I have another jar so I carded some white alpaca fleece and put in some bright pink dye. The two jars are now sitting in the sun.

Ends! There are so many ends to be sewn in on this jumper. Since it has seams it’s not that hard to do though as I can just hide them in the seam.

Ends! There are so many ends to be sewn in on this jumper. Since it has seams it’s not that hard to do though as I can just hide them in the seam.

Solar Dying. Put handspun alpaca yarn in jar with citric acid. Sprinkle various dye on top. Leave in sun and see what happens… That’s the plan anyway.

Solar Dying. Put handspun alpaca yarn in jar with citric acid. Sprinkle various dye on top. Leave in sun and see what happens… That’s the plan anyway.