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 πŸ€”

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 zaggyπŸ˜‰

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

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™‘

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™‘

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™‘

STASH-BUSTING #14

A holey bag in one…

I have been dabbling in crochet this year trying to learn new skills and techniques. I have also been drawn towards storeage ideas. Useful makes!!

A couple of years ago when I was dabbling with macrame I made a market bag but it wasn’t very satisfactory! I ended up using it as a gift bag for a bottle of wine 🍷

But I have been dabbling and produced this little market bag out of 100g of baby yarn from the stash. I haven’t even sewn in the two ends before using itπŸ˜‰ It now holds some organic cotton yarn ready to make another one… I was quite pleased with my practice effort, so using my notes I hope to be able to reproduce it in sage and cream. Fingers crossed.

Still plodding on with my nephew’s cable knit.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘