Time has been flying by, it seems, so I thought I do a quick update on what I have been doing and making!
But first I want to thank all of you reading this blog for your kind support and lovely comments! Also, I want to welcome some new readers! Happy that you managed to find me amongst a huge number of blogs! I really appreciate you taking the time to take a look here and I do hope you will find some little nuggets of interesting things!
Single Motif Doily by Emma Lamb
I have to thank Mirjam (or Stins, as she likes to be known) for giving me a little challenge! (You can read her lovely blog here! She even has got crafty cats!) You see, I was admiring her colourful doilies and she thought that I should give it a go!
Turns out the pattern is by the talented Emma Lamb, published in Mollie Makes Crochet (book).
The original pattern is made with just 3 colours, but you know me, I love colours, so I managed to squeeze in an extra one!
|The pattern and how I made it|
|Made with DMC Natura Just Cotton|
|Single Motif Doily - Finished!!!|
I started this last night, managed to make it to the Turquoise ring and then gave it some rest. This morning I went back to it, and once I could see how the lacy bits were going, continued, at snails' pace or so it seemed to me. The trouble was not the pattern (I'm still learning this skill, so far I hardly followed patterns!), but the yarn iself. Natura is a lovely looking Cotton, very thin (use 2.5-3.5 mm hook, I used a 3mm) and apparently available in 60 colours by now. I bought a few balls only a year ago, but never made much with it. My problem is that the yarn always splits, practically with every stitch, which to me is no fun at all. Anyway, I got there in the end! And I really love how it looks! However, I shelved the plan to make a whole family of them... That is for another day!!!
The thick and squishy Scarf that I started knitting with Boston (the yarn I bought on Monday) is coming along nicely, by now I'm on the 5th ball of yarn, so it will be finished soon. I'm using a single rib stich (k1, p1). I love the feeling of it, so thick and soft. I hope my son will love wearing it! I think this would also make the most amazing warm blanket, but who knows how much yarn it would require!!!
|The thick Scarf I started knitting since Monday|
I finish with a short glimpse of my latest project, which I started early evening (tonight). I spent ages working out a design on little squared paper. I couldn't wait to get started! All this drawing was making me itching to turn it into reality! Can you guess what I'm making?