Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Shopping!


We had to go to Kimberley yesterday. It's a much bigger town than our nearest town, there are shops with greater variety and lower prices. Of course I had to visit a couple of them! I wanted beads for a specific project, but it's possible that I got a bit carried away. Such delicious colours. Luckily I didn't get carried away in the yarn shop because it is very tempting. I bought cotton yarn to make myself two tops, knitted or crocheted, I haven't decided yet, and a front door mat. These supplies should keep me busy for a while anyway.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Round 4

I was a bit slow with round 4 of the Spring doily, I've been busy helping in the background of the competitions of the women's organisation I belong to. But I have finished the round, and I love its dainty look! I'm still managing to climb out of round with split chains and  split rings. I hesitate to say I'm enjoying split chains, but I'm pleased to have the hang of them.

Milly

Well, Jane Eborall's tat it and see is over, for the last time. Here is Milly, a freshwater mermaid, a very long way from the sea! I love her hair, so clever. Thanks very much to Jane, she puts in a lot of work for the tat it and see, and all of us learn new techniques and ideas.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day 14

Definitely a mermaid, though Jane's tat it and see is not quite complete yet. My Milly should be able to swim now. I think her tail fins are very clever!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 13


Well, we've finished the first part of Jane Eborall's tat it and see. I'm supposing I know what the second part will be, but I could be wrong!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Booties To Match

I'm not sure booties are really worn in this day and age, but I had a smidgeon of yarn left over from yesterday's blanket, so decided to use it to knit this pattern.  Booties like this are all over Pinterest, so perhaps they are still used? Or perhaps they're just made by nostalgic knitters for their cuteness.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pram Blanket




I used the double filet crochet technique that I learnt recently to make a little pram blanket. It measures 62 cm by 46 cm. I contemplated spinning wool for it, but decided to use a commercial 4-ply yarn instead. Because the fabric is double, I wanted a thin, consistent yarn so the blanket wouldn't finish up too thick and heavy, and to show the pattern off. I made use of Nichole Cupp's ZigZagging Reversible Hotpad pattern, enlarged obviously, to help me get the edges correct. It's important to start each row with the second colour in the right place, to finish up with a neat edge.