Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cardigans and spindles

Hello lovely blog friends, I haven't forgotten about you, just been super busy here and my boy has been hogging the laptop for homework assignments.
remember the cardigan pattern I showed you last post?  well I jumped right in with the attitude "I can do this" and I did!  I have to say the pattern was super-duper easy and it worked up very quickly....ta-dah moment...
You really must try this...the pattern is soooo adaptable you can use any yarn and hook size etc and is very easy to would have to be lol! Pattern here
I have started another one for my mum for mothers day in a beautiful scarlet red (patons smoothie)

It is my sisters birthday at the end of the month and I managed to finish a Queen Anne scarf that will be suitable for spring (cos its going to get warmer soon..)
And without boring you too much peeps I have had a go at hand spinning with a spindle and I lurve it!
I bought a cheap top whorl that is ok but I am looking for something that will spin a wee bit longer. 
Another ta-dah...
 My first hand spun chunky lovliness!
Now working on some yummy alpaca....ooh get me teehee
Ok my friends I will be back soon with showing and telling about my dyeing mishaps!
Have a jolly weekend


  1. Woo hoo - get you Missus!I LOVE your cardigans - what yarn did you use? and I absolutely ADORE your Queen Anne`s lace scarf - the colours are so pretty. I`m crocheting my first cardigan too but it`s looking more like a flak jacket at the mo....and I`ve run out of wool and can`t seem to get anymore since it`s been discontinued!Just my luck, eh?Loving your new look too. Have a great weekend.x

  2. spinning looks like fun.

  3. These are really lovely where can we find the scarf pattern as I know a freind that would love to do one of have made such a lovely job.xxnice to see you back I have missed your blog

  4. you clever girl - what a lot of stuff you have been doing and I love everything but especially the scarf it is so wearable... oh you make crochet look easy and fun - wish you were my neighbour so I could nip round for lessons! lovely stuff - I am so in awe. Betty x

  5. OMG, you're like a mad-crocheting-whizz! Your makes are simply stunning. :-)

    Patons Smoothie is one of my absolute favourite yarns. I bet your Mum's cardi drapes beautifully.


  6. Wow, what beautiful things..your sister and Mother will be thrilled!
    Warm Wishes,

  7. This cardigan is beautiful. I immediately spotted on iCrochet. Thank you for the link!

  8. Lovely work. i look forward to hearing about your dyeing, as this is something I hope to start again if the house ever gets finished :-O

  9. gorgeous cardis and beautiful colours you've chosen for them x


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