WINDING UP AUGUST

Feline fun and frolics….

August hasn’t been the most productive month due to the arrival of the little tyrant

I’m sure she hasn’t noticed I’ve purloined this!

My blanket WIPS are still works in progress because there is just too much work to protect and the needles drive him wild!

I have managed a few bags on my hook which doesn’t drive him to distraction and there is only a small amount of work to protect! But look what I found in his basket…

Casually taken from the shelf after knocking my pom pom makers on the floor!

So I am busily hiding things around the house๐Ÿ˜‰

On a brighter note Lucia the camper has finally had her brakes sorted. They were ordered from Germany and then got stuck in customs only to be the wrong ones. Finally sourced some from Italy ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So bring on September and let the good times roll!

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

CAMPER CAPERS

Trying her out for size. ..

I know today is Thursday but it’s been a bit of a hectic week! Last Saturday N and I took Lucia to a field and checked her out for size.

The brakes are fixed, she’s had a full service and she has had some waterproofing underneath ๐Ÿ˜‰

I rather like her 1970s interior but N feels she needs new covers, he’s not a fan of brown ๐Ÿ˜”

The roof is being held up with some clips as the gas joints need replacing. But all very exciting. We are hoping to do a couple of festivals next year and I’ve got her lined up for some craft fairs ๐Ÿ˜„

The afternoon was also spent blackberry ing so came home very scratched and stained but apple and blackberry crumble for tea ๐Ÿ˜š

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

CAMPER CRAFTS

Chevron blanket

I have tried to set up a separate page for things relating to Lucia the camper but have failed miserably.

Lucia is currently at the garage having her brakes sorted – a sort of spa break for campers!!!

I have started a throw for her:

I am using DK acrylic yarn (I won it last year) and a 4 mm hook. I possibly should have used a 4.5 mm hook as there is a slight ruffle but I wanted a tight dense fabric so some careful blocking will be required when I have finished.

Having fun with zig zags!

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

STASH-BUSTING IN 2021 #18

Swatching. ..

My next big project is going to be a crocheted throw for Lucia the camper. Now I’m not a natural hooker but I would much prefer to do something in one piece and I don’t think I have knitting needles long enough to hold all the stitches that I need ๐Ÿค”

So I have been experimenting with stitch combos

As can be seen these haven’t been blocked but I’m just practising the hook movements. I quite like the trebles with the raised circles but think that might be a bit ambitious plus my maths may not be up to the task of working out the spacing evenly. I really got my knickers in a twist with the basket weave stitch but thought I could manage the chevron.

Obviously that is only a tiny chevron so ta dah

A bee kindly obliged and visited the clematis while I was taking this snap. I returned the favour and waited until he had finished before removing my chevrons!

I have done a few rows to give me an idea of stitches/width and blocked it. So my throw is going to be all ziggy and zaggy๐Ÿ˜‰

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

MORE REPURPOSED JARS AND YARN…

I really need to get out more ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‹

Woolly wishes,

Jane โ™กโ™กโ™ก

A NEW PROJECT

For Jane and N…

N retires this summer and has bought himself a project ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 โ™กโ™กโ™ก