Rainbow Bowls!

Kids in bed. Hubby reading. So what is that noise?? It’s the deafening sound of SILENCE!

Yes, that means only one thing. I.HAVE.SOME.TIME.TO.MYSELF…..HOOOORAY!

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for my whole family –  my niece Amy finally had her kidney transplant and boy oh boy, has it been a roller coaster  She is doing incredibly well although there have been some hiccups here and there…she is 6 years old and has all the personality of a ROCK STAR!!! I will post more on her journey in the next day or so. You will enjoy meeting her 🙂

Finally I have caught up on all sorts of loose ends that always seem to be juuuuust out of my reach – visa apps (more of that later), Woolhogs stuff (exciting stuff), emails, returning calls etc etc blah blah.

Thought I wasn’t going to get me Made It entry in…. but phew, I did it!

woolhogs rainbow balls, elle premier cotton

I was asked by a friend to make a gift for one of her client’s child and I remembered that Vicky had sent me a pattern a little while ago of something she was quite keen to make for her baba.

How cool are these!!! These Rainbow Nesting Bowls and Sorting Balls pattern can be found on this beautiful blog called Seriously Daisies and are a great toy for little people to play with. There are 6 (yeah yeah, I know…rainbows have 7 colours) crocheted bowls that fit snugly into each other. The pattern calls for 3 balls of each colour to be made but I rebelliously made 1 for the first bowl, 2 for the second, 3 for the third and so on!

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Kiddies can have fun packing them together, stacking them, counting balls, colour coding them, throwing them around like frisbees, sucking on the balls  – ok, the last two things isn’t what they are supposed to do but what they will probably do. You get this picture!

I used Elle Premier cotton in DK, a great yarn to work with. I must admit, even though they took me ages to finish (I tend to get side tracked) I had lots of fun making these even if I did veer off a bit from the pattern. I made them all the same(ish) height and worked the increased rounds a little differently, the way I was taught – just seemed easier to me. I also didn’t get the invisible finish right but like I said, I had fun!

Now, just have to work our how to keep this out of the grubby paws of my kids until I can get it packed off to its new little owner 🙂

Oh yeah, from being one of the last to submit my entry, I am now waaaaay ahead of you all ’cause I have my NOVEMBER’s Made It entry ready and waiting. HA!

********   OH WAIT…I almost forgot. We are having a GIVEAWAY on our Woolhogs Facebook page – 7 stunning rainbow colours of this Elle Premier Cotton yarn to be won so come over and enter! ********

Nighty night 🙂


32 thoughts on “Rainbow Bowls!

    • Well, they are rainbow colours so I guess you just HAVE to make some! I’m sure they will be great in any yarn…the original pattern doesn’t use cotton either 🙂

  1. TO DIE FOR DOLL. So stunning, and I bet you had fun with the photos as well! I don’t know how you are fitting everything in, you must be some kind of wonderwoman. Looks like Amy is going to rock-star her way through this difficult time.

    • Thanks DOLL!! Yeah, you have me figured, I may have had more fun taking pictures but I think that Instagram is just going to be a phase…the vividness of the colours is starting to make me feel queasy! Thanks for your sweet words for Amy – it’s been a very stressful last few days as she now has an added and serious complication…damn heart breaking. As much as I despise moaning about not having enough time (a trait that irks me when I hear other people going on about it….) I have been trying to find a few minutes to do a post about her…she really is an amazing child. Anyway, I realise I have just been yack yack yacking away so let me be off to bed! Hope all things are groovy with you xxx

    • Thanks Kirbs, I’m sure they would both love them…I have had to hide them away from all my kids actually, and my hubby! There is just something about them that makes one NEED to take them apart, pack them neatly, take them apart, pack them neatly…… 🙂

  2. makes me feel like singing ” some where over the Rainbow” They are just beautiful. a jobe well gone and best wishes for Niece. 🙂

  3. Your bowls turned out awesome!!! I love them, and I love that you tweaked the pattern to fit you! :):) I cracked up when I read your comment about rainbows having 7 colors. I argue with my husband about this, haha (he insists there are only 6 colors) but to keep it simple for our toddler, I decided to design the set his way. 🙂

    Anyways, love them (again!!!) and hope the little one who gets them, loves them too!!

    • Hi Kimberly, thank you so much for visiting…. I feel humbled and a little start-struck! Your blog is fantastic and mine wants to be like your when it “grows up” 😀 I have had a couple of giggles about the colours of the rainbow too … your bowls inspired me to do a rainbow giveaway on my Facebook page (clink on the link below and go and enter!!) and I got a message from one of our followers asking where the pink was! Pink? Is there pink in the rainbow??? Before I could answer her I yet again I was back to Google just to make sure. For the record, pink is NOT one of the seven colours!!!! Thanks again for being so super inspiring….I am a bit gung-ho when it comes to crochet so I hope I didn’t do your bowls too much injustice 🙂 I also fell in love with the nappy covers you made and promptly bought the pattern and made a couple. I am going to post them next month for our November Made It challenge so I will be linking back to you again. Maybe you’ll even join in?!!
      Love Maryanne

      • You are so sweet!! I totally entered the giveaway! You can never have too much yarn. The pink question is too funny. Nope, no pink in the rainbow, but I know I have definitely thought of doing a set of nesting bowls with all the colors in it, (pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, white) and pink would be included there.

        I just went and checked out the Made It Challenge. Looks fun! Maybe I will try to join in for November. 🙂

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