Friday, 17 June 2011

Update: crochet madness

I'm absolutely loving the summer holiday... can't believe that I won't be back in uni until October and that's only if I choose to do a masters! Anyway I have been crocheting two bigger projects than I usually do. So to start I've started doing Twinkie Chan's Toast scarf. I've done three slices so far and I can't wait until I have finished it (just another 13 slices to go!). I used yarn I got from a yarn shop at home but they didn't have any brands I've heard of. Wish I could find somewhere that sold Lion brand yarn in the UK because I don't fancy ordering it from the USA. Anyway here are some pictures of my finished three slices!

mmm plated and ready to serve!

Ok so my next project which I started yesterday. I had brought along with me issue 16 of inside crochet, it has a lovely blanket in it (star blanket) made in James C. Brett yarn. I figured I would never be able to find this specific yarn but went in search of other bulky yarn. My Dad found a yarn shop in Ruthin and off we went! It was only a small store but it had a nice selection. She told me the bulky yarn was on the bottom three shelves so I bent down and to my disbelief there it was! James C. Brett yarn! However they only had one ball of the aqua yarn. So I chose my own colour combination which has produced an much subtle contrast but I love it! Here are two picture of the first two bands of colour....

and a slightly closer picture...

I love the pattern and so far it has been an absolute joy to crochet! I feel like going back to the Ruthin yarn shop and buying a different combination of colours and crocheting another straight after!
Another project I'm intermittently doing is the scandinavian throw, which I have now finished all 15 small blocks and am half way through making the first of the four big blocks :D

Anyway I'm off to crochet some more but will keep you updated!

1 comment:

  1. I adore Twinkie Chan's book. What a fun personality. Have fun with it!