Short ‘n’ snuggly

A dear friend gave me some wool last week that she’d been given by an elderly relative and didn’t think she’d use. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for a shrug. I trawled the internet for patterns but really struggled as the wool was aran weight. Eventually I settled for the Short ‘n’ sweet shrug pattern from the book “The Happy Hooker”.

I’ll admit, I wonder if I’d like it to be a bit longer, but I ran out of yarn. It’s an old, discontinued yarn too. So it’s tough. However, the pattern was pretty easy to follow, especially with the extra help notes I found on the internet. It’s very warm and snug.

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Meet Siegfried

Siegfried the monkey (a Toft pattern from the new book “Edward’s Menagerie”) just loves to hang around in the trees on a sunny day.

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But sometimes it gets too hot even for Siegfried. Then he just likes to chill on the garden furniture…

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Second post in a day! Viola reversible skirt

Don’t talk to me about buttonholes. This skirt should have six but it has three. I couldn’t take it anymore. Damn machine.

Anyway, fabric from Hobbycraft and Viola pattern from Sew me something in Stratford-upon-Avon. I wasn’t sure if like the plain side but I really do. Made a couple of mistakes but sshh, I won’t tell if you don’t.

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Crochet pouffe!!!!

Just finished my crochet pouffe. I bought the kit at a craft fair, oh about two years ago. I’d kind of forgotten about it but spied it yesterday and thought what better to do on a sunny day than sit in the garden and giant crochet? The whole thing has only taken about three hours. It’s stuffed with some old cushions and a dark throw that were all just in a storage box under the spare bed. The base is secured by lacing it up so I can remove the “stuffing” and wash the lot if I need to. I’m actually surprised by how much I love it! Think it will get taken in the garden a lot too, to laze on, reading or crocheting.

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Regenbogen the Hippo

So some of the girls I teach have an obsession with hippos, getting the word Nilpferd into almost every piece of work, whether it’s relevant or not. So I made them a hippo as a class mascot. And named it Regenbogen as it’s another of their favourite German words.
It’s a Toft pattern.

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Felted owl

Well I’d planned to make a skirt today but was so busy that I didn’t get to it. Instead I made an owl this evening using the Kirstie Allsopp needle felting kit my husband bought me and the Woolbuddies book.
I’m a little out of practise with the needle felting. Need to keep at it so I improve!

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