I have become just a teensy bit addicted to a little bit of hooky business over the past few weeks! It all started when I received a gorgeous little crocheted tape measure from my friend Marianne.
I found the pattern doing a little detective work on Marianne's project page (just call me Miss Marple!) and set about making one for another Ravelry friend, Katharine. I am not a great crocheter, knitting is my first love and if I'm honest, I found the pattern a little confusing in places. Still, I managed to fudge it and turned out a cute measure of my own. Katharine was delighted when I gave it to her in January.
I managed to find some more retractable tape measures at my local yarn store, and since then, there's been no stopping me! I've adapted the pattern to make it simpler (for me!) without the flower. I quite like the streamlined appearance.
Nancy was first on the gift list, and I made hers in an oddment of grey yarn with a flash of hot pink to bring it to life. She was thrilled with it!
Next was a birthday gift for Anne, knit using some of her own yarn. I used buttons to fashion a Knitspot olive on the top!
Last week I made two more - one for Bobbie (who likes blue) and one for Kim (who is the queen of all things purple!)
I can see me making loads more of these as little extra gifts for swaps and presents. They are pretty quick to make. I easily made one during the course of a day over half term, picking it up at various points.They hardly use any yarn and it's fun to customise them for individuals. So go on, why don't you make one too?!
Before I go, I must just let you know who won the Snowdrops giveaway from last week. The random number selector picked Barbara. Well done Barb! I'll get in touch with you about gifting you the pattern! xxx