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A trip to Europe

Hello my lovely readers!

It has been too long but I did really enjoy having some holidays and not using technology too much. As promised though, I did take some pictures to share with you and I actually did get some crafting done too!

First, I was off to Belfast, where I had a conference for work.

Belfast was very lovely, and I even found a very cute shop that sold home deco and craft supplies, including yarn and fabric! And I even got a free fabric bag, isn’t it cute?

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Then I headed over to London to visit one of my good friends. We had high tea and walked around London for a bit before stopping in a pub.

And finally I got to spend some quality time with my family over in the south of France. I tanned next to the pool, went out a lot, drank wine and ate cheese! It was bliss! And I did get some knitting and crochet done too, of course! I will post more about those later next week 😊

I hope you all had a good last few weeks and I will catch up to all your wonderful blogs soon, pinky promise 😊

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WIP Wednesday – Chunky jumper

Happy Wednesday lovely readers!

In view of my move to Melbourne in a couple of months, I have decided to start crocheting and knitting more winter wear (it’s really cold down there compared to Brisbane). I haven’t knitted a full jumper in a few years and I though it was about time to get to it again. My nana recently sent me a parcel with some lovely aran weight yarn, so I decided to go with a chunky jumper. The pattern is the textured jumper with stripes from Isabell Kraemer, and I already have my eyes set on other patterns from her (I honestly love most of her patterns, I’m going to have a hard time choosing the next one!). Because I haven’t knitted anything big in a while though, I decided to go with one of her free patterns first, just to get back in the swing of things. Also, the jumper is meant to be textured but I decided against. I am adding a few extra colours to my jumper, and I thought it would be too busy if I added a pattern on top of that.

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I’m pretty happy with how it’s going at the moment, I am making stripes on the main body of the jumper as well (white and light blue), but I want them to fade, so I had some maths to do, we will see if it turns out okay!

I also want to crochet another shawl from Addidae Designs, Swaye. It’s so beautiful, and I have chosen those three colours, with the pink as my feature colour.

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What do you think? I’m probably going to start this on my way to Europe next month, I might as well make use of the 26 hours of flight!

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Is there such thing as too much yarn?

Happy Monday, yarn enthusiasts!

Over the weekend I have been reorganising my stash, and for good reason! I finally got hold of a yarn winder 🙂 I’ve only had it for 2 days but it’s already made such a difference.

 

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I’ve made neat yarn cakes and I’ve really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful colours I own 🙂 it also made me realise that I might have too much yarn… after I spent literally 2 hours winding yarn (and I’m not even finished yet *sigh*) please someone tell me I’m not alone!? The worst is that I will actually need to buy more to continue my LOTR CAL 😁 I swear I won’t buy yarn for anything else though. I guess when this project is finished, I’ll need to do a big de-stash!    

 
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Stash busting part 2!

Hey hey everyone! What a busy weekend! The birthdays were great, we had yummy food and plenty (too much?) of wine. 

I realised I didn’t show you my 2 jellyfish finished!  The pink one is mine and the blue one is for my best friend (hello Christmas present!)

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The picture is a bit dark but the tentacle are very very colourful and are the results of my attempt at stash busting

I’m saying attemp here because although the 2 jellies have quite a few tentacles, my stash was still pretty full! 

So, I’ve decided to start a new stash busting project: the corner to corner rainbow blanket! I followed this free pattern and just changed yarn after 6 rows or when it ran out. As you can see, mainly when it ran out!    

 
I absolutely love it, it’s so unique and colourful! 

What’s your best stash busting project?

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