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.
(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:
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:
Out of this little mess came these yoga 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:
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!)
Next time, I’ll be talking about my upcoming projects – tune in next time for more crafty adventures!