MORE REPURPOSED JARS AND YARN…

I really need to get out more πŸ˜‰

Still on the look out for the inspiration for my next big project. In the meantime I have been making more cosies for old jam and pickle jars.

Though I say it myself I am quite pleased with these. Super chunky yarn on chunky needles worked in garter stitch. You may recognise the yarn from the toy basket I made a couple of months ago.

So great way of using up old bits of yarn and I should have the tidiest desk in town with all of the desk tidies I have been making but sadly it just looks cluttered with desk tidies πŸ˜‚

Anyway I have decided I need something to get my teeth (or needles) into so I am going to start a blanket for Lucia the camper. I’ve got a bag of little balls of DK that was free with magazines so I’m going to use that up. It will be a real mishmash of colours but it will be a great stash buster πŸ˜‹

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

HAPPY BLOG DAY πŸŽ‚

Changing the world one stitch at a time…

I have reached my second blogiversary this weekend. Two years of the trials and tribulations of a yarnophile and would-be hooker.

A huge thank you to everyone for reading my drivel and for all of the advice and support offered over the months, it really is appreciated.

Here’s to another year 🍷🍷🍷

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

A NEW PROJECT

For Jane and N…

N retires this summer and has bought himself a project 😊

Yes this little camper. Her name is Lucia.

Obviously there will be an endless list of jobs to be getting on with but I am really excited as I have decided on my next big project.

Crocheted blankets and cushions! Yay!!!

So I’m busy rooting through my stash to get started.

No big trips this year but hopefully a couple of nights away.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WOOL THERAPY

Or Storage Wars…

I have taken to crocheting little baskets as a means of de-stressing. There is a bit of a history in basket making and the troubled mind. In the grim days of institutions for those suffering with their mental health a key therapy was basket weaving! Admittedly they were proper baskets made with willow not my woolly numbers.

A single brown basket and a cluster of blue/yellow baskets

The multi-colour jumble contains 3 storeage baskets.

Mummy, Daddy and Baby BasketπŸ˜‰

If nothing else my double crochet stitches are improving and I have worked out counting for the round. I have used aran weight yarn from the stash and a 4mm hook to give a tighter weave.

Over the weeks I have made quite a few of these and now I am running out of things to put in them πŸ˜„

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WINDING UP MAY

Gosh what a lot of rain β˜”β˜”β˜”

I have just read through my May posts as my brain seems to be a bit of a blank as to May mayhem!

On the whole I had quite a productive month and finally finished the cable knit WIP WIP HOORAY! But that means I am on the look out for a new project to get my teeth intoπŸ˜„

I’m still interested in bags and storeage which has been a fun way to improve my stitch knowledge. My efforts have been quite organic as I have been making the shape up as I go along so I only need to concentrate on the stitches – very mindful!

A string thing!

And I am still making woolly covers for jam and pickle jars to turn them into attractive desk tidies πŸ˜‰

Mustard and aubergine repurposed jars!

And my really exciting news I have some of my items are for sale at a local craft hub HS ART 😊

So the new month sees me on the look out for a new project…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

VENTURE IN ….

And see my new venture shelf πŸ˜‰

My woolly works are now installed at HS ART CREATIVE HUB

Garden is not looking good as can be seen from my selection of ‘cut flowers’ but hey look at my display!

Wish me luck😊

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

WIP WIP HOORAY!!!

And now the cable knit’s over…

This afternoon has been spent sewing up, weaving in ends and completing the neck on my nephew’s cable knit. And ta dah here it is:

Made using Paton’s aran weight yarn (63% wool, 37% acrylic).

I will be bundling it up and posting it on Tuesday after the bank holiday. My goodness it feels good to have it off my needlesπŸ˜‰

Wishing everyone a wonderfully woolly weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

REPURPOSING OLD JARS AND YARN!

desk-tidying again…

I have been knitting woolly pullies for old jars again, turning them into attractive (I think) and useful desk tidies.

the little one is just a bit of faux cable which I have done before. I am quite pleased with the way the criss-cross cover turned out and really pleased with the cabled cover – always love a bit of cabling 😊

I’ve also made a few labels for the goods that I am displaying at HS ART. I’ve always enjoyed a bit of cutting and sticking πŸ˜ƒ

Looking forward to a glorious weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane ❀️❀️❀️

SELF-HELP IN 2021 #4

A walk and a squalk….

Or rather a hiss!!!

A very cross goose!!!

I walked into Bewdley for some fresh air, exercise and some milk (I don’t even drink the stuff!) and I came across the goslings. I tried to get close enough for a picture of a scruffy but nonetheless cute gosling but sadly I incurred the wrath of the adults 😢

Calming down with a cup of tea I am about to sew up the raglan parts of the cable knit for my nephew so that I can do the neck – yes still a little bit of knitting left. Apologies just this progress report, no photo.

Wishing you all a wonderful woolly weekend.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘