This post is well overdue, I know!! Sorry that you had to wait so long! I'm currently having problems with my laptop (it is getting old), it keeps getting too hot and then switching off after a short time. For this reason I've been hardly online lately.
The upside to this is that I have been very productive and I have a lot of new things to show to you!!!
This is a crochet only post today! I decided to group my projects by craft category. There will be some more posts coming!
A new Spring Jumper
At the very end of March we went to East Germany for an annual music festival. On this long trip I managed to complete my first ever crochet jumper!!!
It was a lovely project, I followed my very own ideas and had no pattern! It is a basic treble shell stitch in three colours. The yarn is Scheepjeswol Stonewashed XL. I had been itching to try out the thicker version of this yarn. And no, it is not itchy, but soft and squashy! (I first wrote about it in my previous post).
A minty Shawl
I came across this wonderful interesting crochet pattern on this
blog:http://beesandappletrees.blogspot.be/ Martine calls it a crochet wrap. Sadly I don't know the original name for the pattern, but it is pretty and very easy to follow. I loved the rhythm of it.
Minty Shawl pattern here!
I made mine with Sirdar Americana yarn (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic). I bought it last summer in England, but sadly this yarn has now been discontinued! I'm hoping to find some more online!
I only had 3 balls in a lovely minty green colour, so I made a smaller shawl that wraps around the neck. For that funkycrochet touch I added some tassels!!!
|Creating tassels by winding yarn around a book|
The Elise Shawl
This pattern has been on my crochet list for quite some time! I think I saw it first on Meredith's lovely blog, you can read about one of her versions here!
To me it appears that this Elise shawl is indeed related to the wonderful South Bay Shawlette, you can find both (free) patterns on ravelry!
I started this last night and I'm finally getting to grips with it! I am trying out the new Scheepjes Softfun Denim, which was released for this Spring. It is very easy to work with and feels so soft!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I'm looking forward to your comments, they really make my day! What are you crocheting at the moment?