Sunday, 26 April 2015
The utility room has been transformed, the fridge, laundry basket now in the kitchen so much better, a smaller table for the kitchen is fine as it's only myself and Mr CB. The new room has a new sofa bed, a futon as I wanted an extra bed for when my daughters visit and somewhere to sit and relax in comfort. So far, a table, shelves, a few pictures of the garden flowers. A 'shabby chic' style decor I think! It could be a room for knitting, crochet, I have a big spare bedroom used as a sewing room, or just an extra room to relax in. I made this rug with wool, acrylic and cotton with light pink wool from left over pieces of a Guernsey sweater which I'd made mittens with, deep pink, green, light blue cardigans and a blue cotton towel. I doubled the acrylic and cotton pieces, the pink Guernsey was thick enough as it was. A make do and mend recycled items now upcycled into this cosy rug. It has a hessian backing, machine stitched on as were all the pieces. It is a bigish rug and measures 3ft without the fringe by 30" Next to do is add the fringe each side and luckily I found a few yards of this amongst the trimmings of ribbon and lace I have. I was wanting a rug for my new room now I have one and pleased with it so far. I've made the cushion too, so I have been busy making things. I don't work apart from one morning a week in a charity shop so have plenty of time for creating and crafting nice things.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
I have added the ties to the front of the sleeveless cardigan so now it is complete and ties up in front. I have made a hat quick and easy with a soft Aran yarn in a grey/blue shade with size 5mm circular bamboo needles from my set of 16 the last two rows with double pointed needles. This pattern for the cast on, rib and decreasing then a change of pattern to a plain and two stitches purl as that's what I wanted to do.
Monday, 13 April 2015
I have finished the short sleeves cardigan, apart from weaving in ends then knitting and adding the two front ties. I like how the ribbing match up together at the front. I used two shades of mauve, the lighter colour for the fronts and sleeves and the two blend nicely together. It fits me too it will be nice to slip on over something summery. The two shades.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
I have started this lacy knit cardigan with a mauve colour a lilac border and with the acrylic yarn I had instead of the Extrafine Merino. It will be a lightweight cardi as the yarn is double knit. I don't know if I have enough of the mauve to finish it though, I will add a matching colour. It is an interesting pattern style and has two ties at the front. I will see how it turns out, it is classed as easy to do, and with the colour mix. The pattern is from All Free Crochet. I do have a few chocolate pieces left saved as they have bunnies on them and added them to this little post with some daffodils from my garden for Easter. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I hope you are having a good one and not eating too much chocolate Ha!
Sunday, 29 March 2015
I was getting ready to do a craft fair on Saturday at Hellys and did not crochet or knit a finished item. I did crochet a few squares last week that I think I might make into a blanket, perhaps maybe. I sold a rag rug which I knitted a while ago, the lady who bought it loved it and said quite a lot of work must have gone into it, and it did as the coloured fabrics had to be cut into strips and knotted together then knitted on big needles. Knitting with cotton material was harder to do as it is less easy to manage to knit with than yarns. I was pleased I carried on with it as it grew bigger and it became a colourful rag rug. I have a photo of it as a banner on my blog, my Etsy and Folksy Shops, my Weebly website and on business cards. I will keep it on there now it is sold, as it looks good. I also sold at the craft fair a set of four cotton crochet coasters too so, a good day at the craft fair.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
I wanted to make a hat next after making an infinity scarf and liked this pattern I saw on All Free Crochet. It is a beret type hat that was adapted to this design a peaked cap which I like. I used the acrylic yarns I had with me changing the colour as I went along. It is made using single crochet throughout. I will keep it for myself.
Sunday, 8 March 2015
I liked the stitches in this pattern and as I needed another scarf and it was quick to make, with a single crochet, half double,double crochet then miss two, in the round. I made this. Here I am in my daughters lovely Victorian house sitting down with a bag of wool and this is the scarf I made. We love it here and are staying another week. I have got two legs btw I like to sit with one leg tucked under me I find it comfortable.