Monday, 26 January 2015
I've got my energy levels back again today pleased to say after a few days of the flu with the usual symptoms of, temperature, shivers, cough. And started doing a housework blitz which made me feel better and opening the windows wide to blow in some fresh air. I responded to a lady by email through my local Truro Freegle website requesting wool donations as she does lots of knitting for various charities in Romania, Uganda and many other African countries. I busied myself tidying my wool and giving away many balls, as I needed to give it a good thin it out and make way for new wool. Another new craft, well new to me that caught my eye this week is Chicken Scratch and its something I would like to practice how to do properly as it looks sort of easy and pretty. Here is a taster. And here are a few more ideas and patterns from Pinterest. So now I want to get on and do more housework, yes I really don't mind it when I am in the mood for it and I'm raring to go.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Here is a Fair Isle pattern I used two strands of double knit acrylic that I had plenty of instead of a worsted weight yarn I think it turned out good. I may try a worsted next time and I'd would like to try the interchangeable circular knitting needles too seen in the video.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
I have been making these two pairs of easy sixty minute slippers one pair with two strands of multi coloured yarn and red I had in my stash, the red pair with four strands for a more chunky pair. These are for my two daughters Michelle, who wants chunky and Fiona who as long as they don't fall off her feet doesn't mind. I will be taking them up to them in London when we go up there for the Awards Do in January 14th.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
I made this hat while on the train going to Epsom Surrey to see my two daughters over Christmas, with this matching cowl, my own design, made whilst there. We had a fabulous relaxing time. The Christmas dinner and all the trimmings prepared and cooked by our daughters. We are going up again in January to an awards ceremony Michelle will receive her MRCP award.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
I did a craft fair yesterday at Helston it was very busy the first 20 people through the door were given a goody bag. I sold the crochet hat I just recently made a little girl loved it and wanted to wear it. And another little girl showed her mum a mug with one of my mug cosies that she really liked. I made last week a cream and blue crochet mobile phone case which you can pick out in the photos I also made a pair of fingerless gloves as one of a few presents which I sent to my sister in law but forgot to photograph them. I had a second table as my sister had a cold and could not go so I put my cushions on her table and sold one a patchwork one. There was singing by a very talented lady with a strong voice and only 13 years old I later found out on Hellys Craft Fair Facebook page. I painted a few fruit boxes as displays instead of just eveything spread on the table. I think that they were okay, though I saw some people had wooden folding shelves which I was told you could buy on Ebay. So all in all it turned out to be a very sucessfull craft fair for everyone. Tea coffee and biscuits were provided free with a small donation. Next Friday myself and OH are going to Surrey to stay for the Christmas with my two daughters. I don't know if I will be getting much knitting or crocheting done, though I may do a little. When I got home from the Craft Fair a lovely surprise was waiting for me, a lovely selection of felt, with a pretty card that I had won on Janine's Wool on Sundays a One Year prize Give Away
Sunday, 7 December 2014
I liked this pattern Snowstorm from Hooked on Crochet for super warm hats. I chose the colours I already had with a chunky acrylic yarn. It was quick and easy to do and I'm learning new crochet stitches with each new item I make!
Sunday, 23 November 2014
I have made these three pairs of mittens. The two pairs without a rib edge, one pink and a tan colour I added a small cuff to and the pair of mittens made with the original sweater ribbed edge was okay as it was. I lined them with a pink, and a tiger pattern fleece and decorated them with colourful circles using embroidery pure wool with a chain stitch in a spiral. I think that they all turned out pretty good. I still have good amount of the sweater left over to make small items maybe purses with. I chose these fleece linings a pink and a tiger pattern. The tiger pattern looks lovely and I will make mittens with this next adding a fawn colour lining.