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Picking up where I left off

I’ve two finished projects that I’d love to share but can’t. As soon as the projects have reached their owners I’ll reveal. πŸ™‚

Schools have broken up so I’ve got some time off. Although I’m part time (by choice), I’ve been teaching nearly full time for the last few weeks. I’m pleased I can now dedicate some time to other things I love to do πŸ™‚

And the first thing I’m working on?

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I’ve picked back up a shawl I started ages ago. I’m finding I can only crochet in small bursts with the kid silk yarn though; my hands get far too hot!

When it’s complete it will definitely need to be blocked but I’m liking the way it looks and it’s softness to the touch is wonderful

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A job well done

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….

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I’ve finished my most recent creation The Staccato shawl featured in issue 50 of “Inside Crochet”. Β 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!

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The Shawl needed a good blocking before I was happy with the way it looked but I think it’s turned out great. Β I’m loving the triangular pattern and use of chaining.

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Again lacking in willing models I did the job myself πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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WIP Wednesday: Staccato Shawl

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. πŸ™‚

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Shawl in progress with supervisory cat

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Bright and cheery blanketyness

Unable to resist I’ve started a new project! A sunflower blanket/afghan.

I’ve no pattern as such but I’m using motifs from a shawl (circular motif shawlΒ – free pattern) I made for my mam for Christmas. The shawl I made uses a Patons colour change aran and requires no changing for the colour variation… the yarn does all the work.

SAMSUNG CSC SAMSUNG CSCThe motifs aren’t too hard to crochet and they join together in the last round so you join as you go-which I quite liked. There was quite a lot of weaving to do though, I kind of wished I did that as I went along too. πŸ™‚

My mam was very pleased with her gift and my dad couldn’t believe I’d made it by hand.

I thought it might be nice to make another but larger and to play with the colours of the rounds to make sun flowers. I’m liking the effect so far!

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