Well I have been on a bit of a crafting frenzy in the past month or so. I feel the ‘gifting season’ rapidly approaching and so have been trialing a few things which may become gifts. These have included woolly crochet hats, loomed socks, shawls and one of my favourites, a fish for keeping plastic bags in! The weather has turned pretty grim here so there will be long evenings when the only consolation is that I can crack on with crafting plans.
Here is the first hat which has already been taken by my man to match the scarf I made him a few years ago (I mislaid the yarn for a while) and modeled by a rather furtive looking Ziggy-dog. It is crocheted in a rib stitch and I used a tweedy wool called RY Classic Yarns wool tweed which I have had stashed for a few years.
I have also been playing with some crochet fingerless gloves which I think will be great for my freezing office this year and also as Christmas presents for the ladies in the family. The yarns are, respectively, Stylecraft Merry-go-round and King Cole Glitz which were both lovely to work with. There are many patterns for these kinds of gloves and the concept is pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
I found a lovely fun pattern on Ravelry for this useful quirky fish who now hangs in my kitchen, I think I will make more of these too. Look for ‘Fishy the plastic bag keeper’ by Sharon Maher if you want to make one of your own!
Last, but not least, I completed a loomed shawl made from beautiful yarn (Rowan Creative Focus worsted). I wish I were brave enough to wear shawls in public but it really isn’t a common thing were I live and I feel a bit daft. Even so, I love it and will probably use it to keep warm this winter when I am reading in bed. The pattern is ‘The Artists Palette Shawl’ by Renee Van de Hoy, again on Ravelry.
Right that’s all for now folks as too much typing means no woolly things being finished and I am told that Christmas is coming! Bye for now.