Well I can't believe were the time has gone to and how much of a back-seat blogger I have become ;shame on me when I have been awarded this by:
Kath (my darling daughter )
What can I say folks ? I am so touched by all your kind words and I will try harder to keep this blog up. I am so late with this post that forwarding this award to any one who hasn't already had it is impossible but to all those who read my blog and to those who's blogs I read , you all make my day and although I have not been posting it's the Blogging/Ravelry world that I owe a huge debt to for keeping me crafting on .
And I have been busy crafting whilst I have been AWOL and have been waiting to get some decent photos but again we seem to have been too busy with one thing or another.
Well here are my FO's even if the photos are not up too much :(
First I made a waistcoat using Sirdar Click and why this took me so long heaven knows . The only thing I can say is that the majority of it was moss stitch and after 'Roam' I was fed up with doing moss stitch. Still it's a great waistcoat and I am pleased with it.
Next I made 'Jawbreaker 'out of Interweave Knits and I love this cardi even if I did run out of yarn doing the collar;it should have been a tad longer but I did do the body longer . The yarn is the lovely Manos del Uruguay and I have come to the conclusion that I rather this sort of variegated yarn instead of the stripey 'Noro type'. I have more of this yarn in a different colour so I think I might make another Jawbreaker with it.
Oh and a pair of socks . Yarn ,Colinette Jitterbug and pattern from SKNS.Wonder how these will wash/wear ? !!
On the needles now I am making a jumper out of Colinette's Parisienne and I will be glad when that is done as I am doing it on straight needles.(can't you tell I am trying to use ALL my Colinette yarns up !!) I DON'T do straight needles any more but this pattern calls for 4mm needles and one 10mm needle . Its a pain and I am so slow doing it grrrrr feels like one big banana in my hand and the other needle just gets in the way too.
Being 3/4 sleeve the Jawbreaker was exactly what I need to wear when I was making this next lot . Both of the SWD Guilds that I am in had felting days this last month and I really had fun at both and have been doing a lot more since. I have also borrowed an embellishing machine which is great ; apart from the fact that I broke four needles in the space of half an hour !!
This is a pair of slippers for me and I have a pair to make for DH and hopefully will make some for Miss Emily also.
A pot/urn ? !!
These cobweb scarfs are so quick to make
I have been finding it hard to concentrate on doing one thing at a time lately and have had a few things on the go at the same time which is not like me. I usually like to start something and finish it before going on to something else . BUT I have a new passion, crochet :) I am hooked (pardon the pun )
Well it all stared with the fact a few of us are going to Prudence Mapstone's workshop at Wonderwool . So I thought I would have a go at doing some freeform . Now the hooks I had were fine but I was finding they really hurt me so I have invested in some Clover Soft Touch hooks and they are superb so much easier on painful joints.
I have made a few of these in these colours and want to try and incorporate them in a shawl in some way.
Then I thought I would make a freeform waistcoat so I knitted the back and then I made a template for the front and have done loads of bullion shapes .
I love these bullion shapes they feel so organic and done in my chunky spun yarn I think they look lovely.The next thing is to get them together !! Mmmm will have to think about that.
In the meantime I really wanted a red crochet cardi I saw in the shops but couldn't really afford. I have never worn red but I fancy it for some reason . But I just could not justify buying any more yarn either
; lets face it I do have too much and I am trying to work my way through it. So when I won a pack of chunky red yarn at the Guild raffle prize I was thrilled . Okay I didn't really want chunky but hey its free and its 50% merino !!
So I am trying to do this cardi out of 'Happy Hooker'. Well the pattern any way and I want it longer and possibly with longer sleeves also.
I am not sure if its working as its not as lacy as I would like and I am not sure if blocking it will help. So there is another pattern that I have just found so I will try that and if I rather it then I will frog this one.
Well that's me done for , ready for a cuppa now and a collapse on the sofa.Catch you all soon and I promise it will be soon ;-)