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Pattern test – Iris hat – Update


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.

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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.

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2 Birthdays and something new…

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 Sunday!

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A New Cat Hat

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.

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Cat Hat

Another completed project…….

This cat hat was made for a friend after making character hats for her daughters; one requested a flamingo and the other asked for a chihuahua.

2 strands of Stylecraft aran was used. The colours are silver, graphite and fondant.  The eyes are safety eyes from Woolwarehouse. The pattern is from Animal Hats by Linda Wright.

The new owner was very pleased as the hat is lovely and warm.

So cute!

Cat Hat
Cat Hat
Cat Hat
Cat Hat
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Pattern Test – Melbourne Shawl

Melbourne Shawl
Melbourne Shawl
Melbourne Shawl
Melbourne Shawl

I recently completed a pattern test for the published author

I used King Cole 4 Big Value ply in graphite and plum and Stylecraft Life 4 ply in black.

I really enjoyed this project as the pattern was easy to follow and gave clear instructions. It also comes with a chart for those who prefer to use this type of pattern. There was enough of a challenge as each row was different to the last but once you had memorised the pattern repeat, it was straight forward to complete. It was a nice project to do in the evening in front of the TV.

The pattern is now available on Ravelry as a paid for pattern