It was the golden hour when I took pics to show you this latest WIP; that moment when you just want to bask in the glow.
Recently I showed you the yarn I’m using for a new free pattern project, using Scheepjes Namaste, and this is how it’s working up.
It’s going to be an oversized, chunky, open stitched cardigan which will envelop you and feel like a warm hug. It will be one size, but I’ll also add information to make it smaller if you desire.
But in the meantime, I also have a sneaky reveal for you! I made matching hats for my daughter and myself, each using one skein of Namaste!
It is so deliciously warm and soft. Not so warm that you start to feel the prickles of sweat, it’s just perfect for when it’s a bit too chilly to go out uncovered, and the open shell stitches keep it breathable. Plus, as Namaste is a wool/acrylic blend, it’s always going to be lovely and soft!
I’ve written two sets of instructions for this (kid and adult sizes), and I’ll share those in the next week or so, so stay tuned for that, AND for the cardigan reveal!
Last week I told you about this gorgeous new yarn that had landed on my doorstep, and now I want to share a progress report with you.
I’m making a new stool cover to be able to interchange with my Egyptian Star Flower Stool cover and it’s really coming to life in just the way that I imagined. The katran inspiration was right on the money!
So, do learn from a mistake that I made here: the stool was almost finished when I realised that I made it way too big, so had to frog it. So, no matter how much I love the yarn, it’s not made for frogging. It’s definitely not a yarn you can just rip out, you have to be careful and take it slow, otherwise you’ll destroy it.
Having said that, the effort is worth it. Doesn’t it make a beautiful ball?
So I have the final amounts ready, you’ll need three balls of Secret Garden in your favourite colourway.
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This time last week I snapped a pic of my garden and my irises which were about to bloom, and this week, after some almost balmy weather, they’re not disappointing!
After our fence blew down in the winter I wasn’t sure our garden would ever be the same again, and I’m liking it even more!
The spring feeling is keeping me motivated, and it’s also changing my mind. My latest design is on about its fourth iteration, so goodness knows what you’ll get next week…
I do love it though. I enjoy playing with the mini Catona balls. They’re just so easy to carry around with me in a little bag and they’re so cheap it’s not a burden to have a bunch in stash just waiting for the perfect moment.
So, back next week with a reveal, I hope!!!
PS. If you are in North America, did you know that LoveKnitting.com and LoveCrochet.com are stocking Scheepjes yarns now? Check them out here.
Just a note: this post contains a couple of affiliate links which if you choose to use when feeding your yarn habit will earn me a small commission. This helps me keep up the freebies and doesn’t cost you a thing. Thank you!
This one is taking me ages! Not because I don’t love it, but because I’m also working on a few other designs concurrently – projects I can’t share yet.
I love working on it though. It’s a great project that you can half concentrate on. Not completely mindless, but enough so I can watch some trash tv at the same time, or listen to my favourite podcasts.
I think I have about seven blocks of rows to go, so I’m more than half way. It’ll be ready some time in the next month or so I hope. It already reaches from my toes to my chest and it is soooooo stretchy! It’s going to be the perfect curl up on the couch and tuck all the edges in so you don’t get cold toes blanket ever!
When I asked on Instagram what the fastest anyone had finished a blanket, there were some crazy responses! Like, four days, less than a week, crazy stuff! Check out some of the responses below:
Has a week slipped by already? The flu has been in residence here for the last week. Wow, what a horrible virus it has been too. I’m only just starting to come out into the light again, and my husband, well, the poor thing is on his fourth day in bed. In all the years we’ve been together, he’s taken his first sick days from work.
I’ve been so unwell I haven’t even been able to crochet. Can you even imagine?! Luckily I’ve still made good progress on my Peek-a-Boo. This Stone Washed XL wrap basically crochets itself.
I’m actually already at the stage where I’m choosing buttons. Although I think I’ll let my daughter decide which she likes (I’m going to guess she goes for the flowers). Which would you choose?
I also need to start writing the instructions. You can see, not very far into that yet!
Hopefully next week this will be finished, and I’ll have been able to beg or bribe my daughter into modelling it so I can show you how it looks!
I’m lucky enough to be on holiday in one of the most beautiful places on earth and because I’m really not a skier, I made sure I brought these beauties along with me!
This is the lovely Scheepjes Vinci, a 60/40% wool/acrylic blend that is just the softest bulky yarn ever. It has the warmth of wool and the softness of acrylic, which I love. Especially as I’m wool-sensitive and a bit of a Merino snob as you know!
The yarn calls for an 8mm hook (or needles), but for this project I’m going up a couple of sizes to a 10mm hook. I’m also using colours 9 and 21 for this project.
So what am I making? Well from the title you already know that it’s crochet brioche, and you know I’m in the Alps and I’ve already made a Brioche Beanie, so because I need to keep warm I’m making a cowl!
I love the knit look and the reversible pattern of the crochet brioche, it’s just so versatile!
It won’t be long and I’ll have more photos of the finished cowl, and not to mention: the tutorial!