It's been quite a while since I last blogged. I've missed writing and I've missed you all.
While I've not actually sat down and blogged in a few weeks I have been taking lots of photos and planning what to write so now I'm back be ready for lots of photos and creations over the next few days and weeks :)
Today I'll start by showing you a shawl:
I made this one for myself after seeing the yarn on offer. It's Rowan silky tweed. It's 80% wool and 20% silk and it's such a warm yarn. It's a little bit scratchy when worn directly against the skin but if you wear it over something else it's perfect.
I tend to wear shawls around my neck over a turtle neck and this year is great for that kind of shawl.
I made a shawl with this year a couple of years back and it's been my favourite ever since I finished it and when I saw the yarn on offer I ordered some and got to work.
I used 5 skeins in total for the shawl.
I enjoyed making it so much that I'm working on another one already!
This one is going to be a Christmas present.
Do you give handmade gifts at Christmas? Have you started making anything yet?
This year is the earliest I've ever started getting ready for Christmas because this year I want to give handmade wherever I can.
Now for shawl number 2:
This is a super easy double crochet shawl. No special stitches, no pattern, just dcs and ch spaces all the way.
The yarn is by Louisa Harding and is sari ribbon.
It's really thick and is fast to use. I used an 8mm hook for this shawl and I crocheted the actual shawl in less time than it took me to wind the hanks into balls! Crazy, right? I got the ribbon all tangled up while winding it and it took me over an hour to wind one ball.
It was nice to crochet with something different to regular yarn too. What have you crocheted with apart from yarn? I crochet with wire from time to time too which is fun. How about you?
Now, finally I started a pullover this summer and I'm still working on it:
I'm doing the final part now which is the waistband. I'd put it to one side but now the weather is right for this type of clothes so it's back in my project bucket.
That's all for today but I'll be back again soon.
Have a wonderful Thursday!