Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Spinning Fun!

Recently, I've taken up spinning yarn! Currently I'mjut working with a drop spindle though I recently forked out and bought an actual spinning wheel. The price definitely stings but I think it will be worth it.

I figured I'd share my work so far.

This is 100% merino wool in a lovely mint green dye, in this picture you can see a partially spun ply on my drop spindle

 And here is a little test swatch I knitted, I really like the yarn and the texture and character it has, IMO it definitely adds something to the finished piece.
This is the wheel I've purchased, It's a Kromski Prelude, I bought it from Wingham Wool Work. 
It should arrive tomorrow and I'm super excited!


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Free Star Decoration Pattern

Here's a pattern Iwrote about two years ago that I never posted :) bear in mind it is very old so not that great but I guess it does what it says on the tin.

Today my lovelies i bring you a free pattern for the above stars.
You could use them as coasters, hang them as decoration or join them together like in the below picture and make a cute decorative blanket like I plan to :)

2.75 mm (Size C usa) Crochet Hook
DK yarn I used robin DK
Tapestry needle (or any needle with an eye big enough for yarn)

Stitch Abbreviations:
SS - Slip Stitch
Ch - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet


Create a slipknot on your hook.
Ch 6 and slip stitch into the furthest Ch from the hook.
Ch 2, 9 DC,  SS into the Ch 2.
Ch 2, work one DC into the same space as the Ch 2, *Ch 5 and SS into the third Ch from the hook Ch2 then skip one DC then work 2 DC's into the next DC* repeat from* until you finish the 5th 'Ch 5 and SS into the third Ch from the hook Ch2' then SC into the top of the starting Ch2.
SC into the first DC, SC into the next 2 Ch, SC into the gap made by the Ch3 loop. (SC Ch1, DC SC) into the two loops at th top of the Ch3 loop. Continue going round the star like this until you're finished.

Thursday, 2 May 2013


Just another update. It's been quite I while since my last post.

I've been taking more interest into jewellery making (as pictured below) and I've decided I want to take my crafts further than just a hobby. I'm also planning on starting to sell some crochet patterns along with jewellery. I've made some good connections which have been a great help in getting started!

I've already sold one crocheted item to somebody other than my close friends which was a great ego boost! Although I'm just getting started out and I'm taking things slowly I'm definitely heading in the right direction.

Also this is my first post via the blogger app which I'm not too sure how I feel about it. It is more convenient as the majority of the time when I use the Internet is on my iPhone or iPad where the web version isn't too compatible but the app I'm feeling Is a bit awkward.