Monday, March 31, 2014

The Quite Contrary Wrap

 I totally fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it.  It is Sandra Paul's Quite Contrary Wrap - found on Ravelry of course. The pattern is very well written and an absolute joy to crochet.  The stitch pattern changes enough to keep it interesting and the end result is stunning.  I particularly like the flower picot edging. It is quite an easy project which looks far more complicated than it is. I may well make this again.
 I used Ice Yarns Premium Angora which was a mega bargain - what's not to love about this whole project!

I love that you can wear it as a stole...

...or scrunch it up like a scarf.

 At the moment I am working on a small Mermaid Tail.  It is actually a snuggly cocoon wrap for a newborn baby.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sand and Shells

Just finished Yumiko Alexander's "Sand and Shells" and really love it.
I used a cone of Yeoman Yarns' Cotton Club No. 8 Linen which was a total bargain at just £10 including postage. The cotton /linen mix is lovely but not the softest. The slubby yarn gives it a natural rustic look, which is what I wanted.  The garment shape is very unusual being a cross between a jumper and a poncho.
I have started an easy shawl which is ideal to crochet whilst watching subtitled foreign dramas on the telly. I have 2 balls of Autumn wind from lotus Yarns to use up.  It is a cotton and cashmere blend and is beautifully soft.