I'd forgotten how much I enjoy crocheting with alpaca yarn 💕 https://t.co/BKxRZEsl7c
Crochet and a catch up
Hello. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a post just for the sake of keeping in touch. My eldest is now in her final GCSE year and it has reminded me that time passes so quickly. So I’ve been feeling the need to document the everyday moments, which of course include lots of crochet…
If you've been following me on Instagram you will have seen that I bought this Sirdar Freya yarn before Christmas; after seeing a little jumper that had been knitted with it in the yarn shop. I bought two balls for myself and thought maybe I would crochet up a hat and glove set. I finally got round to making myself some wrist warmers after Christmas. I absolutely love the colours in this yarn, although unfortunately it was kind of squeaky on my hook and set my teeth on edge. I’m not sure why because the gloves themselves feel very soft. The yarn is a blend of cotton (55%) and acrylic (31%) with a bit of polyester (14%) I’ve worked with a lot of acrylics and never experienced this before. I’m reasoning that either my teeth were particularly sensitive that day or it was the polyester. Anyway, a combination of good period television viewing; Guillemo del Torro’s gothic horror ‘Crimson Peak’ and Season 2 of ‘Penny Dreadful’, meant that I was suddenly inspired by the most beautiful 19th century costumes. So I made my wrist warmers long (ish) and sleek fitting then finished them with lace. I’m really happy with them and it was a real treat to make something up to fit me, I took no notes just simply crocheted around my wrist and hand.
Besides my wrist warmers I finished a few items that had been in my basket for a while including, this beautiful pot holder…pattern here. I’ve made a resolution to make use of the crochet books I own, so I’m trying to make at least one pattern up a month from the collection of pattern books I own.
Oh and here's a little Valentine I was making for Rob, It was going to be a sacred heart on a card but I didn't get time to finish it so I added a bobble edge and I think I'll pop it on the studio wall.
I was approached about running some crochet workshops with a local town council for April. We’ve organised two dates so far for Coffee and Crochet workshops and I’m so very excited. I’ve been so happy ordering yarn and designing some beginner patterns. I’ll share more details soon :))
I didn’t crochet very much over half term as the children were home. We enjoyed a very relaxing week that consisted of walks, cake, crafts and meeting friends. We tried to make our mornings busy so we could relax in front of the fire in the afternoon. I’ve really enjoyed these beautiful frosty mornings it feels good to finally have some winter weather if I’m honest. December and January were so damp and mild I missed the cold.
We do our crafts wearing bow ties around here don't you know ;)
I think that’s it for now. Although time is flying by I remain thankful for all the precious small moments that bring me happiness.
Bye for now