Tis the season to get crafty

My first post of 2015! Happy New Year to everyone – bit late but I do have until the end of the month!

Things have been moving here at la vie en rose – I did some serious organising during the Christmas break and my craft corner is looking a lot better than it did … Great opportunity to go through my stash (which increased dramatically after a massive yarn donation from my sister-on-law!) and to find projects for each yarn.

I found of couple of quick projects and one slightly longer one to fill the long winter evenings and managed to complete 3 projects in the first half of January!

First up was a slouchy hat I made for myself with 3 different wools I had stashed away.


Spring blossom slouchy hat


(Details on Ravelry)


Great for keeping my head warm while waiting for the train and it doesn’t mess my hair up too much!

Next up, Wingspan. Perfect for a 100g ball of sock yarn I had lying around – I love the look of the self-striping effect – the short rows made little red and cream wedges:



Just the right fit!

Just the right fit!

Last up, my first project using dpns in the round – usually I opt for the magic-loop method using one long circular needle but I wanted to give this a go:


IMG_1741It’s definitely slower-going than using circulars but it’s a good technique to know.


Out of this little mess came these yoga socks:

IMG_1742Great for my gym class as your feet stay warm without sliding around all over the place – also great as pedicure socks 🙂

Just to finish off, I made the last minute decision to make something for Christmas – I started it on 21 December and called it “my 11th hour project”. Here are some pictures of the progress as I was working on it:



First couple of rounds – looks nothing like what it’s supposed to!


A bit of shaping – is it a hat?


Looks like it’s starting to take shape!


Voilà! A Christmas stocking for Lisa

I literally wove in the ends on Christmas eve – talk about 11th hour! Quick and fun to make – would recommend it to anyone for next Christmas (just start early than the 21st – trust me!)

Details here.

Next time, I’ll be talking about my upcoming projects – tune in next time for more crafty adventures!




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