Introducing Rosalie and Mudbath Mungo!
Rosalie is a tiny hippoo, made with Rowan's Fine Lace yarn and a 2.5mm hook. Very fiddly, but I do like working with fine yarn, and it feels lovely! I just wanted to stroke the ball of yarn.
Mungo is a bigger boy, made with Rowan's Pima Cotton and a 4mm hook. He loves his mudbaths, like hippoos do, and he still has a big splotch of mud on his side and a serious tidemark from his last mudbath!
More colourful hippoos on the way. Rainbow Hippoo! It looks so pretty with all those colours I used on the Technicolour Dreambag, but there's one hell of a lot of ends to sew in!
And here is a batch of pretty yarn I've just received from Black Sheep Wools. You might see that there are a couple of balls missing. That's because they're in my car, gradually working into a candystripe hippoo in my lunchbreaks. Can't stop the crochet!
And another experiment, after the Bluebird Dangly worked out so well. I'm not too sure whether this looks like a Christmas tree ornament. It was meant to look quite folky, but maybe I should make a bunch of these to sell for Christmas? I'm planning to outline the wings with little pearly beads and add a little hanging cord in a lovely beige yarn (the same colour as Mungo's tidemark, in fact!). The heart you can just see is going to get a second side, get stuffed and decorated before getting a hanging string.
Mungo and Rosalie will make their debut on Little Lovely Stuff on Folksy later on, when I get back from work. I was hoping to have a free afternoon today, due to one of my schools having a sports day, but the Great British Summer has prevailed and the sports day has been cancelled. No free afternoon for Ali. :-( Ah well, it keeps me out of mischief...