Thursday, 27 March 2008

Life is like a box of chocolates ......

Not much to report regarding completed projects. Look out for the next issue of 'knitonthenet' for that.

I have made a cuddly friend for my friends daughter, she's three and has a new baby brother, I made the shawl for him so I had to make something for her so that she doesn't feel too left out! Say hello to fat funky bird!!

Its made from an old knitting pattern for the bird shape and the eyes, I freeform crocheted the wings, tail and 'hair'. I partially filled it with beans so that it will stand up and I used traditional toy stuffing for the rest.

I have started to crochet a lace weight shrug and I will post about that when I have done enough to photograph.

So many things have happened recently. A close family member is very, very poorly and shes on my mind constantly. Its tearing me apart and I find it very difficult to concentrate on anything!!

To take my mind off things a little my lovely hubby took me shopping, to a craft store and a book shop. I got these:-

They will go perfectly with my neutral colour yarns!

I found some Jaeger Roma, it feels really lovely, can't wait to work with it. Its a blend of viscose, nylon and angora.

Talking of angora, the beautiful green I had, I cannot use. I started to itch within minutes of trying to crochet with it. I have given it to a knitting friend, she is delighted. I had better stay away from it in future the same can be said for mohair.

I also bought Doris Chan's 'Amazing Lace Crochet' its gorgeous. Full of beautiful inspirational projects.

Keep tweakin the needles love
Aruba Blue xx

1 comment:

Just call me Ruby said...

Love the birdy.

Keep your chin up,
love Ruby xx