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Same book, different project

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Same book, different project

 

 

 

From the same book I took my bird 

I’ve made an extremely useful (too me!) little item.

My living room floor, and my husband, is now saved from these. Read the rest of this entry

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Fabric for boys

Look what arrived in the post today.
Fabric for boys. Fabric for pencil cases for boys of all ages. A few more Christmas presents ticked off my daft mental list.
Don’t you love a fresh piece of fabric?

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This lot was sourced from Plush Addict as recommended by fellow blogger tialys.
I shall certainly be returning. Their selection and service was second to none.

Love, Lucie xx

Quest for the perfect knitted cowl

I am on a quest for the perfect knitted cowl pattern.

With my new found love of knitting (OK, I’ve only actually completed the back and half a front of a jumper), I’m weighing up my options for my next project.

I’m after something unique, chunky, soft, not scratchy, warm, but not boiling, something to jazz up a simple top; to make it look like I’ve made a real effort with my wardrobe, not actually just thrown something over my head.

I’ve started collecting these (below) on my Pinterest and Ravelry Pages.
I’ve come to realise they are all designed by just 2 designers, Madelinetosh and Purl Soho
Click on each photo to take you to the pattern.

Big Herringbone Cowl pattern by Purl Soho

Big Herringbone Cowl pattern by Purl Soho

Ombre Cowl Pattern by Purl Soho

Ombre Cowl Pattern by Purl Soho

Fluted cowl by Purl Soho

Fluted cowl by Purl Soho

Seed stitch wrap by Purl Soho

Seed stitch wrap by Purl Soho. O.K. not strictly a cowl!

Fussy Cut Cowl

Fussy Cut Cowl. Pattern by Madelinetosh

Brioche Cowl by Purl Soho

Brioche Cowl by Purl Soho

Bubble wrap cowl

Bubble wrap cowl by Madelinetosh

Honey cowl by madelinetosh

Honey cowl by madelinetosh

So that’s the patterns sorted. I might have to make more than one.

Next the yarn. OMG!!!!

Love, Lucie xx

Progress

Progress

My first knitted jumper is progressing.
This week I learnt what a ‘Raglan shoulder’ is and also that the undoing of said shoulder detail was called ‘frogging’.

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Still loving this grey recycled cotton aran

I hope to finish the front this weekend but I’ve several other projects in mind.
I’ve already primed a couple more glasses cases for a little decoupage.

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I want to use some paler papers this time so they needed a white under coat.
Hopefully they’ll turn out as well as the last one.

Decopatch glasses case

Decopatch glasses case

I’ll also be continuing my CAL crochet stripy blanket.

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I always look forward to to sitting down for an hour on a Sunday afternoon with my blanket.

I’ve been thinking that I might need to start adding a few extra rows each week. I think we are on week 13 and with less than 4 months until Christmas, by which I hope to have finished, I may be a few rows short of a blanket.

And there’s some more blackberries with my name on that require picking. And some gardening.

No rest for the wicked.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Love, Lucie xx