This blanket was a pattern test for Salter’s Stitches.
The yarn is Rainbow Bright and Neon Pink from Caron Simply Soft.
This is another pattern test, this time it is for Flea bubs and Lala .
The yarn is a Sirdar cotton.
I would like to update the blog with makes that I have made before the blog existed. Here is the first of many.
I agreed to make some samples for Karina at Rainbow Fusions for her to take to shows that she was attending with her beautiful yarn. This little lot was made from one skein of 4ply yarn. You can’t tell from the angle of this picture but there is a sparkle to the yarn. It was so beautiful and easy to work with.
I hope you have all had a happy Easter and enjoyed time with your family.
I managed to complete a few Easter related projects including a crochet rabbit by Spin a Yarn Crochet which I started for my daughter, last Easter. It came out bigger than I expected (should have looked at the measurements on the pattern) and I just ran out of time to get it finished last year.So it just sat in a bag until this year. I was determined to complete it this year and it was touch and go as I worked on it until midnight on 31st March to have it ready in time for the Easter bunny.
I then made 2 further bunnies from Flo and Dot, one to gift to a friend and 1 to add to my daughter’s collection of soft toys. Isn’t it so cute? And they only took a couple of hours to work up. I wish I had found the pattern sooner so I could have made a family of them. Next year!
I’ve just realised that I hadn’t updated that the Iris Hat is now finished. To be honest, it’s been finished for months!
The pictures don’t show the correct colour, it is much more purple than this.
I have had lots of comments about the colour as it is so lovely. My only criticism is that it isn’t the warmest when it is windy. Other than that, it’s a great hat and I will definitely make another.
It looks like I am back on to hats but this time for a pattern test for Forgetmeknotpa who can be found on Instagram.
I have only just started the test any have only completed the first 4 rounds but it is looking pretty so far.
The yarn is Sirdair Giselle which is a an aran yarn in shade 0131.
More details to follow.
This week saw the celebration of mine and Molly’s birthday’s together. We have managed to spread it over a week with a special birthday tea with Nanny and Granddad on our birthday then continuing on to the weekend celebrating with friends and a lunch treat mid week.
I was lucky enough to get a new pair of boots for the yard; no more wet feet! My old boots leaked at the heel and the zip had completely stuck meaning I had to use plastic bags inside to stop me from getting completely soaked. Plus they came with a label describing them as ‘young and different’. Perfect!
Molly got a box full of bath bombs from Rebecca Soaposh. She hasn’t tried any yet but they smell so good and are SLS free.
Other than the birthday celebrations, I been part of a collection of people who have supported Clare Knackered Psycho and project to raise funds to allow her to print her Shawl Club Book which is a collection of crocheted shawl patterns, through the ‘Kickstarter’ platform. The target has now been successfully reached but you have until 10th February to back this project. More details can be found here.
Following on from the completion of the westie cushion earlier on in the month, I am happy to report that I have now received several orders for more cushions. I am almost half way through the first order which is another westie cushion.
I bought a new book over Christmas called Ruby and Custard’s crochet from Amazon and there are a gorgeous pair of mittens calling to me to make them so that is what I am going to do this afternoon, with a cup of mint tea and a chocolate biscuit.
Happy New Year everyone.
I have started the New Year with a completed project. I have been working on this Westie Cushion from Little Doolally.
The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. I will certainly be returning to buy more. The pattern can be found on Ravelry. If Westies are not your thing there are plenty of other patterns to tempt you for cushions and blankets for all tastes.
Unfortunately I now have to give this cute cushion away as he is a belated Christmas present but I will definitely be making another.
I can’t believe that Christmas eve is already a week ago. Where has the last week gone?
I can now reveal another Christmas make as the new owner now has received their gift.
This hat is another from the Amigurumi Animal Hats by Linda Wright.
The recipient is a Birman cat owner and so the hat needed to reflect this with dark brown (Stylecraft Special Aran in dark brown) and cream yarn (King Cole Big Value Aran in berber) along with blue eyes.
The first Christmas gift has been completed and it is still only November!
The pattern is by Dedri Uys from LookatwhatImade and is called Smile of Joy scarf.
The yarn is Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth aran in Lilac from Hobbycraft.