15 July 2014

out in the woods

Hello all. Summer is here so that means only one thing...time to go camping! Me and my mate packed our bags, went to the woods and pitched up my tipi tent. But you know, woodland camping can be a dangerous folly, you have to keep an eye out for the local wildlife! You never know when you might come across......


.....a shifty looking lion! People say that lions don't exist in the UK, but they're everywhere.They're just always up to no good and scarper the moment they get spotted.


Seriously though, this little fella was made for my friends new baby. She has a safari themed nursery so it seemed appropriate. As for him looking so shifty, well that's just my style. Anyway, more about camping...


Even though it's the middle of summer, it still decided to rain on us for the majority of the weekend. Luckily we're experienced campers and don't let a bit of rain stop us. We set up a tarpaulin amongst the trees to keep us dry and sat out with a massive fire to keep us warm. But what's this got to do with crochet you may be asking.....


....well did you see what I was sitting on there? I crocheted myself my own camping stool. With a bit of shoddy woodwork, a bit of canvas fabric and some nice tapestry crochet, I ended up with a great little seat.


It did the job, although maybe needed to be a bit sturdier - as I've said before woodwork isn't my strong point. I made this in the week before I went camping, so it came together pretty quick. I also made a crochet hammock to suspend between trees, but due to the constant rain I didn't really get the opportunity to put it up - oh well, maybe next time. And finally......


I also did a bit of good ol' whittling and made this very unique crochet hook. Whether I'll ever use it is another question, but who doesn't love a bit of whittling!

So overall, weather = bad, camping = good, crochet = great!!!

4 comments:

  1. Please stop, you're killing me...

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  2. Love the hook! But why not use it??? Y'know, it reminded me of something I'd seen on the Imperial War Museum website (I was looking to see if they had anything crochet) - a hook whittled from what seemed to be a serving spoon. Needs must, an' all that....

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  3. I just love your crocheted camping stool, the pattern is fab☆

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  4. Hi Matthew. I will use a picture from this post and link to your blog from my blog. Hope that it's ok. Thanks for all inspiration! It's interesting to follow you here ;o)

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