Monday, 22 April 2013

#4KCBWDAY1 ! Choosing a House...

It's got to be the bee - having read the descriptions @eskimimi has out on her blog, I think I just about qualify as industrious ... But I do also flit from project to project... At present, I'm making myself a jumper, but I wish I was making quicker, smaller accessories.

In fact, today has really been spent like this:

Better luck tomorrow - I wonder what tomorrow's theme will be?


Friday, 19 April 2013

#FO Friday! In which crochet trim turns jar into vase...

For once, a Finished Object! Here's Wednesday's WIP crochet trim, now adorning a jam jar. This was very easy and I'll post the pattern up over this weekend. I have great plans, now, to make lots more of these this weekend and to decorate many more jars with them ... #looksformorethingstocoverwithcrochet ... But for now, it's time for a drink and a rest.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

#WIP Wednesday - little, easy crochet trim...

I'd been trying to think of a nice, easy crochet item to make which I could use when I start my crochet classes later this month. Although I've rummaged in Pinterest a bit, I've ended up making my own pattern for this, which I'll post up on here once it's done.

I'm trying, trying, trying not to just cover our house in crochet ... but this edging would look lovely round a jam jar which you could then put flowers in. I've used cotton 4 ply but you could easily adjust it to use up DK if you have more of that left over. Possibly I'll only be allowed to make one of these for our house, but they'd look great round jars in a row, in different heights - anyway, this is what I have so far:


More to come, when I've finished ... What's everyone else making today?


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

#WIP Wednesday - one mustard colour beret

This post has an experimental air to it - and consequently might be rather short! - as I'm using an app called Blogsy to write it on my iPad. Let's hope I've remembered everything from their How To videos!

My current WIP is a beret from the Sirdar Eco DK book. I am hoping for a Land Girl vibe, but I've been told it might make me look like a daffodil, if I wear it with my green coat. But does that matter? I think not. It might actually be rather nice. The yarn is my bargain purchase from Lois Mickleburgh's Ipswich shop, Jenny Wren's Yarns. It's SMC Extra Soft Merino Cotton which is lovely and soft and hopefully Spring- like!

Right: fingers crossed that this posts!