Hellloooooo!!!! From Leeds, not Warrington, Leeds. I’ve been exhibiting at a conference today, and tomorrow, I don’t normally like staying away, but it’s a good opportunity to get some hooky time in whilst stuck in a hotel room on my own! Crochet and Netflix love it! I got through so many episodes of suits last night, more tonight!
So I actually finished some more projects this week, I don’t really take crochet orders, unless they’re for friends and family, but even that stresses me out slightly as I have a deadline hanging over my head, and I also hate charging, I always feel that if I don’t charge then people can’t come back if there’s anything wrong.
So a little while a go a lovely lady at work asked me to make a blanket for her new grandson, I was excited as I had bought so many patterns for small blankets and was itching to make them. She also asked me to make another blanket for another girl at work who is due to have a little girl soon, so off I went to Blacksheep wools to buy some stylecraft bambino, have you tried it? It’s beautiful, and gives the most lovely stitch definition
I bought 2 colourways one for boys and one for girls (neither gender neutral sorry) and I started a very simple rowed treble for the boys blanket, but got so bored! And the colours weren’t doing it for me, so I scrapped that idea and decided to just use the sage colour and a simple filet crochet I chose Estelle blanket by owl b hooked and I absolutely love it! I’ve always steered clear of filet, purely because I’m so crap at counting ha!!
I think it turned out beautifully!
I also crocheted a lovely simple blanket in a dark grey, with silver star appliqués, I pinched the colourway and pattern from Kate from just pootling she always chooses the most beautiful colours
It’s quite small but the perfect size for a car seat for sure. 23 stars though?! Thank you for @lyndascraftroom who kindly sewed them on for me, I hate sewing!
And finally, the busy bees blanket, I only started it last week, in the vintage pink with a beautiful cream border, I almost didn’t want to give it away!
Is it it lovely!!!!
I only really have one more item to finish, before I can crack on with things that I really want to do, in between designing for The crochet Sanctuary
On March 7th my cousin sadly passed away. She left behind 2 beautiful little girls, I felt overwhelmed with sadness and guilt as I had not made the effort to contact until 3 days before she died. Keith flint from the prodigy had passed away and, fire starter always reminded me of Karen, so I messaged her, but I didn’t hear back and by 7th she wasn’t there anymore. Anyway!!! Enough doom! I decided to make her girls a little something, even if it just put a smile on their faces for 30 seconds it would be worth it, but then I thought, well I should really make my other cousins children something too, I ended up making a few items!
Milo Monkey was for my cousin Alison’s little boy designed by Kornflake stew
Then I ended up making the Fox for wee Don, who is Karen’s nephew, same designer
I made Karen’s eldest daughter a puff stitch beanie as she is 12 and I didn’t think she would quite appreciate a toy!
And for Karen’s youngest I made pegasuaurus? I might be wrong there, and I can’t remember the designer, but it was out of Unicorns and dragons crochet book this book is amazing by the way!
So! I finished them a discreetly handed them out after the wake, my cousins wife then contacted me and asked me to make some ami tie backs for curtains, she wanted a zebra and a giraffe, so the zebra is done and has the most amazing mo!!
But I’ve yet to finish the giraffe, I’m about 1/4 way through they’re both designed by Nice and cosee crochet check out her Ravelry page!
Then!!!!!!!! I can finally start…….Ubuntu medium!!! So remember I finished my small Ubuntu? Well I enjoyed it so much I was a bit gutted I didn’t get the medium kit, but it was so expensive at the time and I didn’t know if I would finish it. Well both @lyndascraftroom and I have bought the medium kit eeeek! The small one I did sits in the Sanctuary, but the medium I’m going to crochet for our sofa at home
I am so excited!!!
So tonight I am sat in my hotel room, testing a pattern for our Friday night project for the next crochet Sanctuary, who am I kidding?! I just couldn’t wait to start it ha!!!! But can’t show you yet! What I can say is, it’s gorgeous!
Anyway, I’m off to order room service then get my hoook on!!!