I’ve started working on a cowl using colourway 659 Modernism, and I think you’re going to love it. The gradient is so beautiful I’ve barely paused to snap progress pics – the desire to see the colour evolve makes this a fast project!
Because it’s so rewarding, you’ll be able to take a moment to breathe after the rush of the holidays, and make something just for yourself. I have another big project in the works, and this is a great buffer of pure enjoyment before putting my head down to work on that for the next few months.
Come back next week, I’ll have more photos, and the big reveal!
It’s so cold, I swear! I’ve lost some weight this year and an unexpected side effect is that I’m cold ALL the time! I bought a new winter coat, and had to buy a down jacket to go under it, and it hasn’t even frozen here yet!
So to that end, I’m making slippers. I’m too cold and I need them.
Plus, they’re slippers I’ve been thinking about making as long as I’ve been crocheting. That might seem strange; why haven’t I made them before, you ask. Well, I’ve tried. But the truth of the matter is, I haven’t had the right yarn to do it.
This Scheepjes Chunky Monkey is the perfect yarn for the last pair of slippers you’ll ever need. I raved about the yarn already, go take a look if you missed it.
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My neighbour whom I loved as a grandmother knitted me slippers when I was a kid. They were made with scrap yarn that was truly hideous, but I LOVED those slippers. They lasted me years and years, until I eventually wore through them and I think my mum threw them away while I wasn’t paying attention.
But I’ve been looking for a replacement pair for literally twenty years!
And now I’ve cracked it. The slippers are being made and they’re going to fit everyone. Raina will have a pair, Maarten will have a pair, and we’ll be a family of matchy matchy dutchies.
I’m using three full hanks of the Skies light for my design, but that will be the equivalent of a full set of minis, so if you’ve been waiting for the right project to make with your minis, this could be it!
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.
*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. Thanks so much! ♥
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: