This last weekend, we went away for a couple of days. We were based near Cleethorpes, on England’s East coast, and enjoyed spending some time with family.
We walked across the Humber bridge on Sunday and spent a sunny afternoon in Hull. There was a nice shingle beach that we enjoyed pottering around on with our niece and nephews. The kids really enjoyed throwing larger pebbles into the mud, that was a little closer to the water, and listening for the very satisfying plop as they landed.
I too played around with the pebbles and collected some small smooth stones for a crochet project.
There are lots of examples of pebbles (large and small) being crocheted around on pinterest- take a look they are great. I thought I’d have a go perhaps producing something pendant sized that could go on a chain or cord.
I used the pictures I found as inspiration and experimented with embroidery thread and a 1mm crochet hook. I’m quite pleased with how well it turned out.
It’s been a while since my last blog post but I’m back. I’m not exactly sure why there has been a lapse in bloggification but hopefully things will return to normal in 3, 2, 1….
I’ve finished my most recent creation The Staccato shawl featured in issue 50 of “Inside Crochet”. This was lovely to make, consisting of a pattern with three repeated rows to allow the shawl to grow and a simple edging. The Rowan cotton yarn was really enjoyable to work with; I shall be working with cotton and other such lighter yarns again!
The Shawl needed a good blocking before I was happy with the way it looked but I think it’s turned out great. I’m loving the triangular pattern and use of chaining.
Again lacking in willing models I did the job myself 🙂
Using this lovely vibrant cotton yarn has had an unsettling effect on me. I’m now looking at pricier yarns (such as Kidsilk Haze) with great longing and enthusiasm. This may be making my husband nervous 🙂
I’m currently crocheting this shawl from a pattern in a magazine (issue 50 of “Inside Crochet”). I’m using my bargain cotton yarn I obtained at the weekend-Rowan Sienna 4 ply at half price!
Initially, the pattern seemed a bit fiddly but after a while the last three rows begin to repeat. This afternoon I found a rhythm and got quite a lot done. 🙂
Shawl in progress with supervisory cat