Hello little sad, neglected blog! Life has been a bit busy of late but I have been crocheting away on a number of secret projects, all of which will be revealed in due course. I have started my post today with the handsome Mr Tom who lives in Tel Aviv and is the proud owner of the first celestine crochet star I ever made. I have made four of these now which are owned by various small children: Tom, Arlo, Iris and Greta. I put a rattle inside made from the plastic capsule inside a Kinder egg and some lentils.
The pattern is available as a free pdf download from Berroco.
I made my most recent one for my gorgeous new niece Greta. We have just spent the weekend together so I have had a lot of blissful newborn cuddles. I have made the previous ones from self patterning merino which made for a lovely result. For this one I thought that I had found the perfect project for the Noro yarn that I bought some months ago and has proved a tricky customer with other projects. Firstly, it does this….twisty, twisty.
It is also really slubby and varies widely in thickness so the results are fairly knobbly and uneven. The colours are lovely though, so I persisted with the knobblyness. The star is made from 12 points that are joined as you go, it looks complicated but it really isn’t.
The finished article is a rather strangely shaped sea creature but the colours work well and I don’t think that Greta minds a few uneven bits. I will probably go back to my trusty merino next time but maybe I have made enough of these stars now.
Bye for now, Mary x