Not for me but for my DH - John Thornton - on the BBC News today!
Friday, 17 September 2010
I've had several sales from my Etsy shop recently which have enabled me to buy some more yarn stash - yay!
I bought these lovely items from Scandanavian Knitting Design.
Big Fabel is a thick sock yarn which is also great for gloves, hats, etc. I used this yarn to make the unisex fingerless gloves in my shop.
I'm hoping to make some more of this style in these colours but with a half thumb.
I'm going to try this technique of using waste yarn to create the thumb gusset.
Eskimo is a new yarn for me. It's squooshy and thick and lovely!
I adore the colours available and it feels next-to-skin soft.
I think these may become cowls.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
As we celebrated our wedding anniversary yesterday I decided to share the love by offering a 15% discount on all purchases from my Etsy shop.
I'm feeling happy today so I'm extending the offer to last up to midnight this Sunday 19th September.
Continuing with the recent sunflower theme, my SIL gave us these lovelies as part of our anniversary gift - so cheerful!
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
I've made an Etsy treasury to celebrate of course.
Tonight we're having a meal at the Miner's Arms pub at Mithian - the food is apparently very good there.
Have a happy day everyone!
Friday, 10 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
I was recently asked by a neighbour to make a bridal garter for a relative of hers who is getting married. I've been meaning to crochet something like this for a while so this was a good kickstart!
I was given a length of plum satin ribbon and the leg size. Luckily I already had a pack of size 9/0 glass seed beads in the perfect matching shade.
I used the same silk 4ply yarn that I have recently used to make the bridal accessories, and set to work with an idea in my head and my crochet hook in my hand.
About 7 hours later I had the finished bridal garter, incorporating the plum ribbon, some backup elastic, and 200 seed beads, all hand-threaded and crocheted in.
My neighbour is thrilled - I hope the bride is too!