Tag Archives: yarn

New yarn…

1 Nov

The cotton has arrived for my friends baby blanket.
I went for Rico essentials soft merino (Aran) in six colours.

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From top left-
Light blue (32)
Turquoise (36)
Royal (39)
Light yellow (63)
Vanilla (62)
Natural (60)

I’m thinking of going for a ripple as I want to finish it quickly, and I don’t really have time to learn a new pattern!
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The wool warehouse!

20 Jan

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I think this picture says it all! As you can imagine, I was VERY excited!
I was so impressed by this shop which is in Leamington Spa, the prices are very reasonable as it’s run on a warehouse scale yet they have made a gorgeous cosy corner where you can have a sit down and look through patterns, surrounded by beautiful crocheted and knitted blankets.
Also, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, one lovely lady even gave me a free knitting lesson.

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Another nice touch are these little gingham baskets used for shopping. I can see myself spending a lot of time here!

The ripple blanket has begun…

13 Jan

It’s been a very good weekend, I’ve discovered a new (and fairly local) wool WAREHOUSE and I’ve started my next blanket. The wool shop was amazing, I’ll tell you more about that soon.
I’ve chosen nine colours, quite a different mix for me but I’m very happy with them. I’m also using a new wool to me, it’s RICO essentials merino Aran. The range of colours are gorgeous and it’s very soft and warm.

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I’m following attic24’s ripple pattern again and it’s so simple and therapeutic, it is lovely to have this big project on the go now.

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I’m on my fourth row so far, I’m loving the combination of pink and green.

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My weekend…

15 Oct

This weekend consisted of…

– The perks of being a wallflower (a lovely, beautifully directed film with excellent acting and a great selection of 90s British music).

– Lots of delicious carrot soup, just in time for autumn.

– The first frost!

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– Gorgeous blue skies and cold sunshine.

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And…

a Christmas, crochet ta-da moment…

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I’ve really enjoyed making this little scarf. I used four 50g balls of Sublime extra fine merino wool dk (shade 0229), using a size 4 hook. It’s a very simple pattern to follow and the length of the scarf builds up quickly. I think I will make another, in grey, as a Christmas present for my lovely friend who gives me lifts to work.

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On my hook…

16 Sep

This weekend, I have made a start on the scarf I mentioned a while ago which will be a present for my fiancee’s mother. I am using a lovely soft yarn from Sublime (Extra Soft Merino wool) and it is a light plum colour.

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I really like this shell pattern and it is a very simple pattern to follow.

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My next project (one of many)…

13 Aug

I intend to make a small blanket or cushion cover of these squares to use up my stash of Stylecraft yarn that I have leftover from my sisters big ripple blanket which I made last Christmas.

The pattern can be found over at Mille Makes.

 

Changes

12 Aug

Hello world! I wanted to start this blog to record my life and my crafty endeavours. I feel as though my life is at a turning point (after recently getting engaged and gradually approaching 30) and that those changes deserve to be chronicled, alongside a bit of talk of the crochet variety 🙂

For the moment I will leave you with some pictures from my life at the moment.

Dream houses and gardens at Monet’s garden in Giverny…

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