The short, grey days are getting to me a bit at the moment, so although I’ve had quite a productive week, I don’t have much to say. 😦
My stripy blanket (tutorial by notyouraveragecrochet found here) is making steady progress. I’m on row 26. I would have been a lot further along but I had trouble ending up with the right number of stitches after doing the two rows that made up the star stitch stripe (the lime green stripe between the purple and the red). I got there in the end though, and got a lot of practice with a new stitch!
I have another stall booked at the Briar Patch Craft Fair in Eastbourne on the 1st February, so I’ve been trying to make something every day to sell. I made a couple more cupcake keyrings and a turtle too.
I wanted to make something just using what yarn I had in my stash (and hopefully make a bit of a dent in it!) so I made a couple of tea cosies that I hope will go down well at the craft fair.
The first one is a riot of brightly coloured novelty yarn.
But the second one is my favourite of the two, and it’s supposed to look as if it has a sprig of cherry blossom on it.
And finally… I’ve been teaching myself to knit European style (ie holding the yarn in the left hand instead of the right). Like most people I learned how to knit with the yarn in my right hand, but I was never a very fast knitter – it was one of the reasons I took to the hook! My sister K knits European style, and makes it look so easy, so when I started getting cramped fingers from all the crocheting I’ve been doing recently, I decided to give knitting another go just for some variety.
I’ve been making 12 inch squares in Stylecraft Weekender super Chunky yarn with some 10mm knitting needles I got free with a knitting magazine at Tescos. They knit up nice and quick and I should have a cosy little blanket in no time!
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