Monday, 26 January 2015

Wool and a New Craft

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.  photo 6103f3c8fb9ad6c1156ef17ab0657762_zpsa04d7a92.jpg  photo 56a4ba49244f99f6d8e4d94a14ec3029_zps422ae21c.jpg 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.  photo 815cfa46154291fd48e0731f8d9c8ab9_zps27aed3c7.jpg 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

A Fair Isle Pattern Hat

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. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos  photo 6485ae0abbd6557e71b7f67a7508272b_zpse9fa5756.jpg  photo 6ebcaa4eb4e3cdf76a72ae3d0e3bc7ca_zps20096859.jpg

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Two Pairs of Slippers

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.  photo 3bd16b15a1c0d61837d06db85b7b71fb_zpsa3854f71.jpg  photo d956bf2df873073e6c9f3dadaba4891f_zpsb4d5c28f.jpg  photo 1786872ae334974cb04584211de8582f_zps613bd305.jpg