Monday, 29 June 2015

My New Venture

I have my new venture to share with everyone. Last month I was on a Facebook page that I like called Dexter's Rainbow, drooling over the most gorgeous hand dyed yarns when I got a talking with Tracey the owner. Tracey runs a monthly yarn club and asked me if I would be interested in writing a pattern each month using her fabulous yarn. Obviously I said yes, I have patterns rolling around in my head and thought it about time they were put on paper. So along came Mr Postie a few days later with this beautiful 100% merino tweed in DK.




The colours of this design "A Misty Walk" were just up my street and I couldn't wait to dive in. I already new what I was going to make but being my first professional pattern I did have to play around a little to get it just right with 100g, but in the end it worked out beautifully if I do say so myself.

This is my 'Lacy Textured Infinity Scarf' the pattern is available as part of the July 2015 yarn club over at Dexter's Rainbow then it shall be available to purchase online via my Etsy shop from 1st August 2015.

If anyone is interested in being part of the July 2015 yarn club were you get 100g of the merino tweed along with the pattern to create my 'Lacy Textured Infinity Scarf" and get to choose your own colours if the above doesn't tickle your fancy and free postage then please pop over to Dexter's Rainbow have a drool over the lush yarn the click on the pinned post regarding the club, alternatively you can message me or say hello to Tracey on her page. 


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Simply Beautiful Star Blanket

I was asked by my sister to make two matching baby blankets for her friend who had just giving birth to precious twin girls. I wanted to make something different, not a granny square or 'v' stitch blanket. I had a good look around the internet and came across a beautiful blanket on Ravelry, here is a link to the pattern Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

I used New Fashion which I had never used before and I was extremely happy with the way it worked and how the blanket turned out. My blankets are only 36" point to point where the pattern calls for 45" but I thought mine was just the right size for tiny twin girls.

I picked baby pink, clematis and white and I just love how the blankets came out. So much so I have another 4 on the go, same colours but different stripes. 

I am so bad with starting and finishing one project at a time but I love having a choice to work with. I also have to finish my bag I shared previously, a baby girl pinafore dress that is nearly finished and for which I am writing the pattern plus a blanket for my Daughter and I have to catch up with the CAL. I suppose I shall get there in the end.



This is a close up of the colours, its not easy to see on the photo above.



These two lovely blankets shall be handed over to my sister on Saturday and I do hope the twins' Mummy likes them.


Monday, 1 June 2015

My little bit of help for Nepal

I am a member of Loving Hands an organisation that makes items for all kinds of charities world wide. Due to the disaster earthquakes recently in Nepal members were asked to create 6" knitted or crocheted squares which will be sewn together to make blankets. Due to being under the weather for the last few weeks and losing my crochet mojo I thought this would be a good place to re-kindle my love of crochet and boy how I had missed it. So I rifled through my oddments box and made 30 squares that shall be sent of this week to the lovely Helen who is organising the sewing together bit. These colourful squares are also part of my stash busting 2015 challenge.


Gift Bag Pattern

I've been playing with some scraps of yarn and following on from my cutie pie purse, I designed this little gift bag in 3 sizes, ...