Sunday, 26 April 2015

A New Rug for a New Room

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.  photo image.jpg1_zps3kimcxvm.jpg  photo image.jpg5_zpshc2x2lct.jpg  photo image.jpg2_zpsgietak1y.jpg  photo image.jpg4_zpsepk9ryu8.jpg  photo image.jpg3_zps6keu9tus.jpg  photo image.jpg6_zpsfagvsavj.jpg

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Quick Knits

I have added the ties to the front of the sleeveless cardigan so now it is complete and ties up in front.  photo image.jpg1_zpsoifvowsu.jpg  photo image.jpg2_zpsc0fxhzqt.jpg  photo image.jpg1_zpsyiiraxbk.jpg 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.  photo image.jpg4_zps0me4oubv.jpg  photo image.jpg6_zpsrt9mhyqx.jpg  photo image.jpg5_zpsspyrkst5.jpg

Monday, 13 April 2015

Short Sleeves Cardi

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.  photo image.jpg1_zpsvh6gskjc.jpg  photo image.jpg2_zps34rzl7u7.jpg  photo image.jpg4_zpsrsfssr8z.jpg  photo image.jpg3_zpsozkcd36x.jpg

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Lacy Knit Summer Cardi

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.  photo image.jpg1_zpskiyxx4jk.jpg  photo image.jpg2_zpskprzwcha.jpg 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!