Monday, 5 April 2010


Also underway, and likely to stay that way for a very long time, is a project designed to use up all those little bits of leftover yarn that you have once you've finished a pair of socks.

The project comes from the Heathen Housewife, where you can find complete instructions. I'm omitting the i-cord edging (only because I hate doing i-cord - I think it would look great). Instead, I think I'll crochet a round or two of dcs.

I'm planning on only using leftovers from socks I've made, although I've got leftovers of some other similar weight yarn that I might end up adding in at some stage. At the moment, I think I have about enough sock leftovers for about a third of a blanket.

Before, during and ...

Finally finished the Faux Russian Stole from A Gathering of Lace, which has been an on and off (more off) project for a couple of years now, I think. Nothing like a four day Easter break with less than impressive weather, a couple of seasons of The Wire on DVD and a bit of concentrated knitting for getting things finished.

Well, nearly finished: it's blocking now, so it's just about waiting for it to dry, which I'm hoping will happen before bed time.
The yarn is Eki Riva 100% baby alpaca on, I think 4mm needles. I used a bit less than five 50g balls.

Now, I just need for winter to start so I can wear it.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

Found this cute (and quick) cherry blossom project via Craft.

A less than completely satisfying scavenge for paper this morning eventually yielded for gift wrap from the newsagent, since I wasn't in the mood to venture further afield.

The paper is slightly too heavy, so I made a second version in red using tissue paper - which it not really heavy enough. Bit of a Goldilocks moment.

A couple of close ups