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.
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.
But sometimes it gets too hot even for Siegfried. Then he just likes to chill on the garden furniture…
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.
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.
Just finished this vest top using a pattern from Simply Crochet magazine. It has a lovely mandela in the centre of the back. Really like it. Having to breathe in to show you it though, after the enormous curry I’ve just eaten!
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.
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!