Happy Monday lovely readers!
This weekend I had some prime craft time while watching the Harry Potter movies 😊 I have been having yarn everywhere though lately and so I decided to make myself a new project bag to keep all my yarn in. I made it using calico and it’s actually pretty huge! I even put in a zipper and I was very please with how it turned out (excuse the wrinkledness, I still haven’t found my iron!)
You have probably noticed as well the red patch on the bag? Because the fabric is calico, I thought it would be cool to have a long term project to decorate the bag with cross stitch, and so I’ve made a start on this cute little star fish! I just love how tiny the stitches are and I’m sure it will look great once I’ve done more around it too.
And lastly, I just wanted to show you what’s currently in the bag! My Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs 😍 I love everything about this shawl and I can’t wait to finish it, hopefully before the 30th of June so that I can enter it in the CAL!
What have you guys been working on lately? Do you have project bags to keep your crafting area tidy(er)?
Happy Monday lovely people ❤️
I hope you all had a fab weekend, we came back from our trip down to Melbourne and today was back to work. I have been trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs but I have to say that today was really busy so hopefully I will get more time during the week to do this 😊
I don’t know if it’s because the weather has been so much colder or because I’ve been trying to be a bit more active on Instagram, but I’m just feeling so inspired right now, I just want to make all the things!
I’ve been working quite a lot on my virus shawl over my mini holidays and I have made it to the second skein of Holst Garn Coast. Yay!
This colour is called Marlin and I just love it! because the shawl is getting so much bigger, I think I’ll only be able to get two or three more pattern repeats with this colour, and then I still have my third blue to add.
I have also recently stumbled on the Blurre shawl from Addydae Designs. I LOVE it! It’s just so clever how the colours blend into each other to form this really cool effect. I had to make it! I’m using some Schoppel yarn I bought in Amsterdam last year and the leftovers from my socks for this. This is where I’m at so far and I think it looks like a sunset, so pretty! 😍
If you want to make your own Blurre, Deanne (the designer) is hosting a CAL on her Ravelry that will run until the 30th of June, so you still have time to join if you want to 🙂
That’s it for me for today, I wish you all a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with some sock WIP!
So I am a bit late on my usual posting schedule, but the weekend has been so hectic with the move and we still don’t have internet, probably until next week 😦 so I am posting on my phone today and for the rest of the week.
I did get time today to finish the springtime versatile shawl though, and it was lovely to finally be able to sit in our new house and get some crochet time 🙂
Anyway, here it is!
I love that I can wear it in so many different ways! This shawl definitely is named appropriately!
I hope that you guys have all had a great Anzac Day.
Last week, Brenna over at Crochet539 posted a pattern for the Springtime Versatile shawl. I immediately really liked the look of it, and as I lost my scarf last year when I went to Tasmania, I was on the lookout for a new pattern to make. This is it! With the weather getting cooler here, this was the perfect time to make a start.
The colours I have chosen are yellow and purple, I really like this combo and I think it will brighten the darker winter days. I’m already past the half way point, so hopefully I’ll be finished soon 🙂 you can follow this project on my Ravelry page.
Thanks again Brenna for this beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to wear my new shawl 🙂
Yes I admit, I totally gave in and started another project. To be fair though, I found the perfect yarn for it a few weeks ago and it was calling to me (seriously, I swear!) I’ve had my eyes on this project years ago, so I feel like it’s okay to have started it now 🙂 I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I’ve finally started a virus shawl.
I even enjoyed some outside crochet time yesterday, before we got hit by the rain and wind brought by cyclone Debbie.
I really love the pattern for this shawl, so easy to do, I don’t even have to think about it. I’m using the most gorgeous yarn too, Holst Garn Coast, and I love the slight changes in colour, it makes me think of denim 🙂 so pretty!
Anyway, I’m going to take it slow with this one, and try to update the mandala madness next week instead. We will see how I go!
P.S. I also just started a secret project today. I might show you some sneak peeks next week 😉 and yes, I know I should really finish stuff before I start new things but I can’t help it!
I still had heaps of yarn from the Stitch Stop and Roll Afghan so I decided to make myself a shawl/wrap for the cold months coming ahead 🙂
It’s also perfect to keep up warm in all this air con at work and in front of TV
It was a bit hot outside to take pictures but I do like the natural light, I should try that more often. Have a great week 🙂
We had a long weekend here in Queensland and so I worked all day on my shawl, using the beautiful wool I bought in Tasmania.
I used this pattern, based only on the graph I found on Pinterest (couldn’t be bothered reading it!)
I used a pretty small hook (3 mm) so my motifs look way smaller obviously 😁
But I like the overall effect and it will be big enough to keep my neck cosy (I’m intending to use it as a scarf rather than a shawl).
As you can see it looks already better when it’s pinned for blocking, compared to before.
And here is the detail of the motif, it’s a bit wet as I just sprayed it for blocking 😊
I’ll try to remember to post a picture of it around my neck! Hope you all have a great week!