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Our little Stitch n bitch sessions are fun and we’re a loyal crew, but they’re modestly attended. Not like a recent Mets game, where 400 crocheters set the Guinness world record for the most people crocheting in the same place. These crocheting events at sports games are regular, and known imaginatively as ‘stitch n pitch’.

If we taught handicrafts as part of Orientation, I think we could beat that figure. Just another useful skill students could learn from the Library 🙂


This immediately made me think of all the amazing amigurumi experts in the Library:

cute kawaii stuff - Amigurumi Snail
more from Must Have Cute …

Apparently it was crocheted on a 0.4mm hook using sewing thread. More ‘nano amigurumi’ available from here.

As I finally got back into crafting this year I thought I would go back to the tradition of making some gifts this Christmas. I am still working on this circular scarf for my mum,  about 15 rows to go. Emily Kausalik’s pattern is a free download from Ravelry (login needed). An interesting fact about this project is that my yarn is partly made from milk!

The only ones finished so far are these sets of easy crochet fingerless gloves for housemates. They gave me the wool for my birthday earlier in the year. I’ll be writing up the pattern soon.

Last is this Rabbit Tracks scarf. Pattern is available here (no login needed), and it looks quite different with thicker wool

I won’t be able to make it to tuesday’s meetup, but hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and I am so happy to have found a lovely bunch of crafters at my work! I never imagined being so lucky!

I started to make a Rose Tyler to accompany Doctor Who number ten but then I though I would be a better companion (sad but true). Then I decided to make Kim and Ben dolls.

My boyfriend is overseas and I thought he would think these were funny (he did) so my secret project is revealed.

I finally got the hair/wig right on the Kim doll. For some reason the pattern didn’t really make sense too me before then it suddenly clicked.

I decided not to use stem stitch over the wig for hair strands but attach hair like tassels (time consuming) but I like the look better. Next time I will try Nys’s technique of using a sewing machine.

From: Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

From: Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

My latest project (he just needs legs) is a little crobot (zombie bot). Very simple to make. I bought myself the book:Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make

It is a lovely book with lots of great ideas.

I tried out Nyssa’s pattern for the tardis and this is the result:

K-9 looks for the Doctor

K-9 looks for the Doctor

I added felt windows and police box sign and a bead for the light. The pattern is ace. Thanks!

I also finished the baby adipose:

If only fat fell off and looked this cute - awhhhh!

If only fat fell off and looked this cute - awhhhh!

Pattern: Midnight Creations: baby adipose | Pixelatedmushroom –  Tardis

I am itching to make my first Doctor!

The 10th Doctor

The 10th Doctor (I haven't blogged about him yet, but you saw him at the meeting so I'll put him up here)


I was just wondering if a crochet person would be interested in testing my pattern for the Doctor Who bodies – I haven’t finished them yet, but I hope to put in some more work this weekend.

Because they are all made in one piece (the arms being the tricky bit), I want to make sure that my pattern is readable before I put it on my etsy shop.

Anyway, I could provide materials and give you a copy of the pattern and then see if it is understandable.

It might be a little while until I am done, but let me know if you might be interested. The main body piece should take less than an hour I think, and the hair is the main time consuming element, but that doesn’t really need testing unless you get enthused 🙂

Here is the work so far on the adipose baby. I am about to start on his arms & legs.

Adipose baby from Ep. Partners in crime

Adipose baby from Ep. Partners in crime

I bought my Dalek in to Hawthorn today to show to fellow stitch n bitches and introduce him to the one made my Alison’s mother. It is so affirming to have others who appreciate the joy of stitching.

He also featured in some photos while waiting for the train back to Prahran. I am now working on a baby adipose from one of my favourite episodes of Doctor Who. He is very cute.

"Where is the Doc-tor?"

"Where is the Doc-tor?"

Pimp your Dalek...

Pimp your Dalek...

Crochetinate! Crochetinate!

Crochetinate! Crochetinate!

Howdy folks here is my nearly finished Dalek. Finally I have made one. I will bring him along and introduce him to the others in ISS! Hopefully they don’t try and take over the Library. He was fun to make and not as difficult as anticipated. Have a lovely crafty weekend!

Thanks to Nys for her advice on making the arms(!?)