I'm not able to bake at the moment and as usual the tripolatas keep asking if I've made them any treats. I don't like giving them a lot of sweets and chocolates, they generally only get these when grandma visits (because she just can't say 'No' to her grand babies).
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Monday, 16 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
This is just a quick post to update you on my current projects. Since my last WIPs post, I've done quite a bit of work on the 3 in 1 sweater as you can see in the picture.
I have to do three more pattern repeats of the increase section before the sleeves need to be attached. The sweater has cinched a little where I've stranded the yarn during the colour changes though I should be able to fix this once I've finished this section. I'm now allowing a little slack when stranding the yarns.
The other project I have to show you is my latest crochet design, which for now I'm calling The Infinity Vest. Below is a teaser picture.
I started on Sunday and managed to get a portion of it done, I only stopped because I had to calculate how much yarn I'd used and I couldn't be bothered to fish out my scales. Plus my elbow has begun to get a little stiff so it needed a rest. This pattern should be quick to make up, so if all goes to plan it will be finished by mid to late December, ready for testing.
I won't be making any Christmas gifts this year, I just don't have the time and can't be sure that all the recipients will still be using, let alone still have their gifts by the time summer rolls in. I'll work towards making something for my mum next year as she is the only person who I can trust to take care of a handmade gift.
What crafty gifts a you making this year?
Thursday, 5 November 2015
This got me thinking about my yarn stash and I realised that I don't really have much of a yarn stash. Even before giving away about half of my stash to my sister, most of what I had were either left over balls or yarn I didn't wish to use. What I'm left with doesn't inspire me and I really want to be excited by the yarn I have.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Monday, 26 October 2015
At the moment I have two main WIP's a top for myself and a cardigan for Little Miss U. I briefly mentioned the 3 in 1 top by Atelier Alfa, in a previous post. This top is knitted in one piece but looks like three layered tops (check it out it looks great).