Mini Festive Elf

Elf, Toft Miniture Dolls collection The cutest little elf for the festive season! Started: 25th October 2020 Finished: 28th October 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.toftuk.com/PD.aspx?product=Dolls/Mini_Dolls/-Mini_Elf_Doll Yarn Used: Toft DK wool c. 100g in total Colourway: Skin tone – Oatmeal Hair – Chestnut Main clothing colour – green Contrast clothing colour – Cream Mini blog As aContinue reading “Mini Festive Elf”

Sandrine Shawl #2

Sandrine Shawl by Gäelle Henriett A ‘v’ shaped shawl crocheted from the centre outwards. Started: 20th April 2020 Finished: 2nd August 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetwithgaelle/?ref=share Yarn Used: West Yorkshire Spinners – Gem (Double Knit weight) 756 yards / 697 metres Colourway: Pink Quartz – 439 yards / 405 metres Moonstone – 317 yards / 292Continue reading “Sandrine Shawl #2”

Caitlin the Giraffe

Caitlin the Giraffe by Toft The cutest little giraffe! Started: 21st June 2020 Finished: 28th June 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.toftuk.com/ Yarn Used: Toft Aran 314 yards / 287 metres Colourway: Oatmeal – 208 yards / 190 metres Camel – 105 yards / 96 metres Tools Used: 6mm hook A mini-blog This is my second CaitlinContinue reading “Caitlin the Giraffe”

Sandrine Shawl #1

Sandrine #1 My first foray into crocheted garments! Started: 3rd April 2020 Finished: 10th June 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetwithgaelle/?ref=share Yarn Used: Sirdar Eco Wool (Double Knit weight) and Juniper Moon Farm Herriot 523 yards / 479 metres Colourway: Eco Wool – Dark Grey – 306 yards / 280 metres Juniper Moon – 218 yards /Continue reading “Sandrine Shawl #1”

Toft Inflexsions Shawl

Inflexions Shawl My first attempt at Mosaic knitting Started: 24th May 2020 Finished: 7th June 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.toftuk.com/PD.aspx?product=Knit_Kits/Shawl_Kits/-Inflexions_Shawl Yarn Used: Toft DK wool Just under two balls – 1 of each colour Colourway: 172 yards cream 192 yards oatmeal A mini blog I picked up a copy of the Spring 2018 Toft Quarterly atContinue reading “Toft Inflexsions Shawl”

Honeycomb crochet blanket

Honeycomb blanket My first crochet blanket! Started: 3rd August 2019 Finished: 10th April 2020 Pattern Link: https://www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk/Bellissima+DK+Pattern+9614+Honeycomb+Blanket+and+Cushion/0_CAFA103/PRND167.htm Yarn Used: Special Stylecraft Aran 3,130 metres in total (16 skeins) Colourway: Graphite, Silver and Spice Mini blog My local yarn shop, Ammonite Yarns were selling this as a kit. Since learning to crochet I really wanted toContinue reading “Honeycomb crochet blanket”

New projects, lots of planning!

2020 started with a click of the needles and another new cast-on! So on top of the six projects I started over the Christmas break I now have another item on the needles – and there are another eight to come too. I spent some time over the last week looking through patterns for projectsContinue reading “New projects, lots of planning!”

2019 – my year in review

Where did 2019 go? One minute I’m knitting in a coffee shop in Manchester and planning a blog, next minute I’m trying to work out if I need to sleep in order to finish some projects to hit my target! I’m really pleased with my crafting efforts in 2019 despite not hitting both of myContinue reading “2019 – my year in review”

Christmas cast-on day 6

We made it – day 6, and the final day of my cast-on adventure! I’ve really enjoyed starting some small projects that have been hanging around in my stash for quite some time, I’m a big fan of knitting ‘out and about’ so these will be perfect for taking to coffee shops (and also perfectContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 6”

Christmas cast-on day 5

My final knitted cast-on and it’s another pair of mittens using more wool from the Countess! I’m a visual learner and much prefer to see someone demonstrate a technique if I’ve not done it before. I’m also quite happy getting lost down a YouTube hole watching different videos/podcasts/tutorials. My go-to knitting help on YouTube isContinue reading “Christmas cast-on day 5”