I finally decided to open that Etsy shop my friends have been pestering me about. It doesn’t have much on it at the moment but I hope to add more soon. If you want to bookmark the page then you can find a link in the sidebar.
I have also now created a Facebook page to go along with the blog and shop so feel free to pop along and like my page (link also in the sidebar ) 🙂
While at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival I spent a small fortune on this cake of hand dyed gradient yarn from Hungary. The yarn is made from silk and baby camel and is one of the softest things I’ve ever laid my hands on. The soft downy fur from the underside of the baby camel is used. The seller does have an esty shop that you can find here. I decided to make the dragon wing shawl and used some Drops baby alpaca silk yarn to edge around.
I made crochet bracelets for my tribe.
Who loves ice cream? So this one isn’t edible but you can take it everywhere you go! The pattern for this was from the Friendly Red Fox.
This piece was an absolute joy to work on and I often thought of Jenny throughout the process. I haven’t blocked this piece yet but I’m pretty keen on getting this one framed. If you would like to sign up to a monthly Little Box of Crochet you can do so here.
As part of Reddit’s Yarn Exchange 2017 I was matched with someone from Texas who went me 2 skeins of Red Heart yarn which is unavailable here in the UK and also 2 sweet roll cakes.
I decided to go on a bit of a scarf spree with all the yarn. The granny triangle scarf is really easy to make and I added tassels on the ends with the leftover yarn. I think the red sweet roll is my favourite.
I have to apologise first and foremost for not blocking the scarf before taking a photo of it. In fact I still haven’t blocked it. This Blue Sky Hug Scarf was from the March Little Box of Crochet. If you were interested in a subscription to Little Box of Crochet then they sometimes have some spots available, you can check it out here
I made this market bag using Lily’s Sugar and Cream yarn. It was very quick and easy to make up, just don’t use it to carry your chewing gum! This was given to a friend has part of her birthday gift so it’s gone to a good home. I keep meaning to make one for myself…one day!
Part 5 of the Mandala Madness had some pretty taxing rounds but we got there in the end, though it didn’t help that my toddler grabbed it and unraveled the best part of a full round. I am quite behind on this as it’s a lot more work than I had anticipated but I am learning so much and enjoy every stitch…almost.
Years ago before I could crochet I knitted my mum an elephant. This elephant was awful, legs all wonky, honestly it looked like it had been in multiple car accidents. Nevertheless my mum still has this on display in her living room to this day. When I visit and I see this out I cringe. Oh course I feel a little proud that my mum had this monstrosity on display, but that’s what mums do. I figured it was about time to make a new elephant for my mum for Mother’s Day, and here she is: