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™‘

STASH-BUSTING IN 2021 #17

Two arms, a front and a back – time to start sewing up….

I have just completed the second sleeve of my nephew’s cable-knit so time to start sewing up!

I’m feeling quite pleased with myself but not enough to start sewing up straight away. I love the knitting but always have a sense of impending doom when it comes to putting it all together πŸ˜‰

I can’t use the garden as an excuse for procrastination as the weather is atrocious outside. Very windy and hammering down with rain. So will have to find another excuse or just get on with it πŸ€”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING IN 2021 #16

It’s a string thing…

I have continued to dabble in crochet. I had a practice at a market bag using 100g of baby yarn from my stash a week or two ago. I have moved on…

String is the thing…

I have made a couple of market bags, they are different but have a 3.5mm hook, half trebles, double crochet and lots of chain stitch in common!

The green one is made from an organic cotton which has a lovely soft finish and the beige and cream one is made from a mercirised cotton which has a much more robust feel to it. But both 100% cotton in their own right!

They are both quite organic in as much as I made it up as I went along πŸ˜‹

Hope your weekend has been as organic?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘