It's starting to feel very wintry here. I honestly really like this time of year and prefer colder days to hot ones. I am a total homebody and love nothing more than being at home with my husband on a cold night :)
The change in weather has reminded me that Christmas is just around the corner. I've made two crochet gifts so far shawl one and shawl two :) But now I've started to make some decorations:
This is the first one.
A little snowflake taken from the book Beyond the square crochet motifs by Edie Eckman. This book is so great. There are so many great motifs to chose from, perfect to make a unique afghan. You've still got time to put in on your Christmas list for this year and hope Santa brings you a copy :)
I added some plastic beads to the snowflake to give it a bit more shine. The yarn is light blue cotton crochet thread size 5 with a thread of silver lurex running through it.
Does any one use any antique hooks for their work? I haven't crocheted with one but my mom showed me these 3 on my last trip home:
They belonged to her grandma.
The first two are retractable:
I'd never seen hooks like them before, They are so thin and delicate.
And here is my next project:
I was given a spindle and some beautiful roving. It is the perfect colour for me isn't it? My aunt chose it for me and she definitely knows what I like :)
It'll be the first time I use a drop spindle and I've been watching YouTube videos to get an idea of how they work but I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some advice or hints? I keep taking the roving out and wanting to start to make my own yarn with it but at the same time I don't want to mess it up!
Don't forget to stop by my giveaway! There are 5 days to go before I draw the winner of these 3 gifts:
Have a wonderful weekend!