Since I last posted there has been a whole lot of crochet and knitting going on. It would take ages to update on everything I have made so I am just going to concentrate on some recent favourites for now.
At Christmas I made an army of gingerbread men for my workmates. They were a lot of fun to make and I was very pleased with them. I used mainly acrylic yarns as I wanted to make quite a few and wasn't sure whether or not people would want to keep them after the festive season. Everyone seemed to really like the little guys and wore them around the shop for several days. Customers kept asking where we got them - I was quite pleased.
Lately I have gone headband crazy. A friend asked me to make one inspired by a design that her daughter had seen in a shop. I ended up making about a dozen. These little projects are ideal for trying out new yarns, stitch patterns and techniques and can easily be finished in an evening. I used up odd balls of yarn that I had in my stash from acrylic to silk. I followed patterns for some and improvised the design for others. This is a few of them...
|King Cole Galaxy - sequinned yarn|
|Rowan Wool Cotton|
|Super cheap sequinned chunky yarn from Tiger|
|Knitted turban style headband in James Brett Marble Chunky|
|More Poundland acrylic|
|Yet more Poundland acrylic!|
|Louisa Harding Grace - silk and wool|