Thursday, 20 September 2007

Trinity shines!

Announcing Trinity - the little crochet bag with a big personality. :-)

See that lovely squishy padded strap? And the gorgeous texture? And the yummy cotton/viscose blend yarn which makes her shine?!

I am really pleased with this design. The size is perfect - just big enough to fit in those girly essentials, but snug enough to fit neatly under your arm out of the way.

And all that from some leftover yarn plus a little quilt wadding, a button, and some patchworking fabric.

I just hope her new owner doesn't read this blog as Trinity is destined to be a gift.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get the pattern up for sale real soon on my Etsy shop - see the panel on the right - so feel free to buy it!

Monday, 17 September 2007

What are you doing?

No I haven't given up on my WIPs.

I'm doing something I haven't done in a very long time and also finishing off Trinity.

Watch this space!

Friday, 14 September 2007

Legs Eleven

Yep, it's that day again - our wedding anniversary.

Eleven years today, and this time we're celebrating by strolling on our local beach together with out daughters, eating yummy locally-made ice-cream. :-)

We'd never have guessed that one in a million years.

While we're on the beach theme, here's my latest stash aquisition - a ball of Tofutsies!

It only seemed right, as it's made from 2.5% chitin which is fibre from crushed crab and shrimp shells.

I bought it from p2tog on ebay - thoroughly recommended.

This yarn feels so good (it also contain soy silk, superwash wool, and cotton) and the colours are really vibrant - I know I will be tempted to buy some of the other colourways too.

I feel a sock WIP coming on..

Here's Trinity in her current state. Can you tell what she's morphing in to?

Finally I have to admit to being VERY naughty and starting yet another new project. The "Just Bamboo" in Driftwood was calling to me and I couldn't resist. :-)

Friday, 7 September 2007

FO reveal

So here we are, the FO is revealed as being.. the blue chevron top, started way back in April.

It's come out better than I thought - I used an extremely minimal pattern from Rebecca magazine (issue no 27 in case you're wondering) and substituted the yarn with the cheapy cotton/viscose blend
I bought from Lidl in March.

The viscose blend has given it a wonderful drape; I would definitely use that yarn blend again although not necessarily such a cheap one - it had plenty of knots in each ball. You get what you pay for.

I've started playing around with the leftover pale blue yarn and the lovely "Trinity Stitch" from my crochet stitch dictionary. We'll see what this transforms into as it grows..

I enhanced my stash too! I recently bought the spring issue of Interweave Crochet, and love it so much that I've subscribed via The Woolly Workshop.

Of course while I was ordering from them I thought I'd better try out some of their sale yarns too.

The drop spindle finally arrived from
P&M Woolcraft after an unfortunate delay with minimal communication resulted in a wait of 6 weeks, although I've read from other customers that this isn't normal.

Now I can start to play with the
llama fibre I bought from Llama Lland!

I'll finish off with a couple of sky-gazing shots I wanted to share:

The hot air balloon that flew over our house a couple of days ago (look at that sky!)..
..and a gorgeous moon pic that DH managed to get last week. Stunning!

Wednesday, 5 September 2007