Thanks for your many enthusiastic responses about my last post, I loved reading your comments!
Today I have lots of things to share! Hope you are sitting in a nice warm and dry place and have a few moments for reading this!
First, my current WIP - The colourful South Bay Shawlette
I have been working on this every day, currently on my 5th 100g Ball of the colourful Fenna yarn. Here are some progress pictures:
|Cleo checks out the Shawl!|
I will keep working on it for a bit more! It is still slightly smaller than the SBS that I made with the Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn this summer.
As the rows are getting longer each time, it also takes longer to crochet along the outside. The (current) last row had about 540 stitches! I must have crocheted about 4 rows yesterday!
I probably would have done more, if only I had not started a new project yesterday mid day!
Queen Anne's Lace Scarf (new WIP)
This free pattern was saved in my favourites on ravelry for a long time! Basically it is a long skinny scarf with a curly motif on both sides that gets made in a continuous way, so no awkward joining up and sewing up of pesky ends!
I managed to find a good video which I followed and tested with some Scheepjeswol Stone Washed to see if I could master this pattern.
Here is another (written) pattern link in English.
As explained in the video, the pattern could be adapted with smaller/larger loops and different yarns/hook sizes. It works a treat with variegated yarns in my opinion, if you just look through the over 3000 projects featured on Ravelry!
Have any of you ever tried this out? What did you think?
|Trying out the pattern first with Scheepjeswol (left) , then with Fenna (right)|
|Scarf detail - made with Fenna in a different colourway than the Shawl|
|29.10.14 Queen Anne's Lace Scarf|
|Such a lovely pattern!|
My finished knitted Moebius Cowl - Ta-Dah!
|Moebius Cowl finished 27.10.14|
|Wearing my new cowl 28.10.14|
Sometimes random comments spark interesting results... On Tuesday I went to the cinema to finally see 'Gone Girl' after having devoured the book in March 2014. (You can find out about the film here!)
Well, have you ever knitted in a cinema? (That is what the random remark was about). I can say now that I have! I must have knitted the last 25-30% of the above cowl in a dark cinema whilst watching the above film! It was a dare to myself and I'm happy to say no stitches were dropped (phew!) and the result was equal to my normal knitting standard! (it was also easy enough since it was all garter stitch = knit every row). And yes, I enjoyed the movie! ;)
When I got home that evening I cast off the stitches and sewed the cowl together in a Moebius loop. (The rectangle scarf before sewing measured about 30cm wide x 100cm long). You can see me wearing it in the above photo, but in fact the cowl is stretchy enough to be worn double and is very warm.
The colours are lighter and darker Turquoise, with some brown and golden Ochre shades for contrast. I used 3x 50g balls of Rico Creative Design Melange Chunky (34) - the same yarn I used recently for my Red Shrug! It is very warm and cosy!
I have already cast on stitches with the same yarn in another colourway for a new cowl! (No photos yet)
'T Arm Schaap Knitting Group 28.10.14
Last night I went to this Knitting Group again and I got a couple of snapshots to show you:
|Lots going on at the knitting group!|
|Crochet Mobile Phone Cover with Mini Granny Squares (by Christine)|
You can spot Christine on the above photo (second lady on the left, wearing a striped Top). You might also spot my Harlequin blanket on the table towards the back! (Apologies for the bad quality of the 1st photo, lighting wasn't very good!)
Here are our 3 cats on the brand new Cat Seats with Scratching posts!
|Cleo and Jasper demonstrating their new multistorey appartment!|
|Jasper in the Penthouse Pad upstairs!|
|Twinkle, the Invisible Cat (Jasper's brother)|
Today I received my parcel from Woolwarehouse in England! I placed the order on Friday, it was despatched on Monday and arrived here in Belgium on Wednesday morning! Fantastic service!!!
|Hooray! More Stylecraft yarn for the Harlequin Blanket!|
A few more things...
I also have more ideas buzzing around in my head, things I read on other blogs, that I can't wait to try out!
I was sad to read that some people have decided to take blog breaks for personal reasons, needless to say that their contributions will be missed and that I will be thinking of them! Hopefully they will return soon again.
The weather in Belgium has gotten wet and rainy, much colder now.
Having said this, it was about 20 degrees on Monday afternoon when I came out of the cinema!
Yesterday I discovered that some of my balcony plants have begon flowering anew!
I got some small pink blossoms on the Azalea and also on the Mini Chrysanthemums.
I got Cosmos and Sweetpeas flowering (from the seeds I got of the first flowers!).
Sorry, no photos for now!
Thanks for your patience in reading this! I hope you enjoyed it, and feel free to post me your comments!
I am looking forward to find out what you got to say!