Morning Bloggers, lots of exciting things happening in the yarn world here but more on that later.
First let’s take a look at any finishes that have happened from last week.
The first complete item is Flora McBunny. She had her debut post on the blog on Friday.
You can read all about her here but just because I love her so much here is another pic, do check out her story though.
The other items finished are the first two designs I have for cloths. I am giving you all a sneaky peek at them. The patterns I am hoping will be ready for publishing this week and they will be free on my Ravelry account. I have hymmmed and hawwwed over whether to include a chart or not. You know I mentioned I hate reading charts, well it seems I design in charts ! Weird I know but there you go lol.
I have just completed on paper a design for another cloth and a cowl. The cowl I’m extremely excited about and can’t wait to work it up.
Designing was not part of my yop year and I’m not sure how or why I’ve started !
Anyway sorry I digress the cloths, these are inspired by Lady Evelyn’s upcoming first birthday by the way.
Wip’s still on the go from last week include the Cornflower Milo,
It is still at the same stage as on Wednesday but that is mainly because for the last three evenings I’ve been working on Soul Mate my Kindred Spirit shawl for Sarah’s Boo KAL.
This is now as far as 10 pattern repeats. The pattern calls for 12 but I may do more. The making of this shawl I suspect will be as ever in the blocking. I’m loving the alpaca and just can’t wait to use more of it but the mohair, well lets just say it’s not a total favourite !
Now I did mention exciting yarn news didn’t I…
You see Flora McBunny there, well she is a bunny by the wonderful Josephine Wu and she allows you to sell the bunny’s you make from her pattern. She says you put so much work into them that why not. Well she’s right they are time consuming but in a great way and look at what you get !
My friends on facebook have seen Flora and want some so I now have orders for her including a boy version !
This along with more orders on the tea cosy and I’m quite thrilled to say I’ve set up a side facebook page which you can all find here
for items I can make and sell. I’m very nervous and excited about it at the same time. I may never do much more on it but it is still quite thrilling.
So for the next week I’ll be continuing to work on the shawl and the milo and the orders, but do check back for wip’s as you just never know lol.
This week James also has his two induction days for his start of Secondary school, this is the school he will attend until he does his Leaving Cert the results of which will then hopefully allow him to go onto college. Very exciting stuff and he’s looking forward to it !
Here anyway is the list with as ever the links to the project pages.
HATS AND COWLS