With apologies to the model who has, indeed, a face for radio! ;)
Keeping true to my word (and self-imposed yarn starvation diet), I've been slowly working through my stash, creating different things. I keep telling myself... the sooner you're done with this, the sooner you can pay a visit to Arthur Bales. So far, it's been keeping me disciplined...
First on my completed list is this little number I made from Elle Cotton Fields. It's a lovely 4ply 100% yarn, but has sadly been taken off the market. The pattern I used comes from the Drops pattern collection. It was such a simple garment to make, I think it took me about 2 nights in front of the telly. The yarn worked up very easily (not splitting too much as most natural fibres do). I was not to keen on their border, so I made a few changes. Extra chains here and there, and I also changed their double trebles to normal trebles. All in all I don't think it looks to bad, but the jury is still out whether I'll actually wear this. Strangely enough, my husband quite likes it.
|My first skirt! Focus on the crochet, and ignore my *cough* modelling skills! :)|
|I changed the border a bit.|
|The sleeves are a tad too long, but I don't really mind.|
|I absolutely ADORE the shell pattern!|
I've been nurturing, touching and admiring my measly stash of just 4 balls of Drops Delight for almost a year. I haven't found anything I'd like to do with it, but I knew it had to be something special. Thanks to a link on Ons Hekel (FB crochet group) (Dankie, Christelle!) featuring a Japanese flower pattern, I went in search of the pattern. I found it yesterday and spent an enjoyable Sunday afternoon hooking these fabulous flowers. I am absolutely amazed as to how perfectly suited the yarn is to the pattern. I don't know whether this will end up as a scarf or a mini throw/shawl, it depends on how far I'll get with the yarn. I'll show off the finished project once I'm done!
|Delicious Drops Delight|
|Mysterious blocks and triangles!|
|The left-over cotton blanket|
|I think the block is called the Copenhagen block...|
So there you have it, my finished, inbetween, long term and current projects!