Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crafty Things

A cowl - crocheted for the sheer joy of using up an odd ball and making something I love for myself.  Cowls are much more practical for me - no scarf ends to get caught in doors, or dipped in paint, or caught up in my hair.  Ages ago I used some favourite wool/silk handspun to make this:
 I didn't really have a pattern. It was just an experiment but it turned out to be the perfect cowl for me, so this weekend, when I had a bit of spare time and new Downton episodes to watch I sat down and nutted it out and wrote the pattern down on my rav project page for next time.  You can find it here:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/nelliebligh/perfect-for-me-crochet-cowl and my new cowl looks like this:

I also knitted a new In Threes (this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/in-threes-a-baby-cardigan ) I love this pattern so much and I think this is about my 5th one!  This time the handspun Bfl/kid mohair was navaho plied and I used 5mm needles to make it big enough for my 10 year old.  She claimed it before it was even off the needles!  The best part about this pattern is it is quick.  I cast on one day and cast off the next.
There has also been some more knitting on my orange shawl.  Have I mentioned how much I love the school holidays?!?

3 comments:

Copper Patch said...

Sheesh you're productive! What's this business about finishing a project within 48 hours....I don't get it ;-)
Love the cowls!!

Nell said...

Ha Ha! I love the instant gratification of having some projects that don't take long (makes me feel so much better about the WIPS that last for years!)

Alex said...

Love, Love, Love the little cardi ...so sweet on a gorgeous girl.
Simple , rustic and yet classic.

Alexa-asimplelife visiting from Sydney, Australia