Wednesday, October 18, 2017

lavender mittens

I started these yesterday, I made one last night and the other this afternoon.

I used Elle Classic Wool Aran and a 4mm needle. 

Its an adult lady sized mitten, they are warm and cozy! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

finished the blanket!

Elle Alula yarn is self striping, I used 4 balls (800g) to make this single bed sized blanket. I used my favourite 5mm knit pro crochet hook :)

In order to keep the colour repeats matching I ended up reversing the colours in the middle of the blanket, so if you fold it in half it makes a mirror image of itself.

It reminds me of the beach.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Lady of Shalott rose

one of my rose bushes has flowered for the first time.
Its "Lady of Shalott" its a David Austin rose that I picked up at Ludwigs last year

I love these old roses, so Im thrilled this one is finally flowering, I moved it to the new garden in July and it must be in the right place because it is very happy and full of buds

Behind it is a blanket I started 4 days ago ... its a marvelous new yarn with wide bands of colour. Im half way - it will cover a single bed when its done. I like the ocean colours

Sunday, September 17, 2017

catch up

Its been a difficult few weeks since we moved.
This week 3 of us were sick, but the rain started tonight so maybe it will wash some of the grime out of the air and we can enjoy the summer weather (in spring)

here are some things I have finished this week;

another white sparkly shawl, with 2 roses

a scarf

pyjama shorts - this was the test pair. 
I like how nicely the squares lined up, it was a fortunate accident!

this fabric is full of little strawberries!
the bows are to show the front - because I didnt sew labels into these

the wild strawberries that I transplated from my old garden have flowered and Im hoping they will fruit soon - I cant seem to keep regular strawberries alive but the wild ones are GREAT!

Monday, September 4, 2017

sparkly shawl

I finished this last week, its a shawl.
Its part of my Christmas list - this is going to my sons teacher
Its white cotton with sparkles

Sunday, September 3, 2017

happy spring!

I finished these socks last night ... they are so bright and cheerful!
I started them 3 years ago!

happy spring!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


I started sewing these culottes 2 months ago, I just had to add on the waistband - but then we moved and everything was packed away.

Tonight I was able to finish them.

they look just like a skirt when you wear them

And they even have pockets! Its my first time sewing in pockets - I didnt have enough of the patterned fabric so I lined them with a solid navy