Hello all. While I'm waiting for my latest piece of felt to dry I thought I'd pop by and thank you for taking the time to enter the little celebration giveaway, on my last post. It was lovely reading all about your ideas for the teeny tiny crochet flowers. It seems there are far more ideas than there are flowers, but I'm going to keep you in suspense as to who the winner is for just a little longer. First I thought I'd bring you up to speed with my latest projects.
I've crocheted a pair of pretty grey and cream lacy mitts from a pattern by Creative Yarn, and knitted these navy and pink fingerless mitts in scrummy double moss stitch. Modelled by my lovely teenage daughter.
(I did insist she remove the black nail polish first. Well it was only on one hand and looked a bit odd! Thank you sweetie.)
And who could resist these gorgeous little baby slippers, not me.
I did find them rather fiddly though as they are made on 4 needles.
So I think it'll be a while before I attempt them again. They did look lovely in their little gift box though. I kept taking a little peek.
You may remember I took some knitting away on holiday with me a couple of weeks ago. Well now it's finished and I'm going to model it for you, but before I do I want to show you how not to stitch it up!
This is the shoulder seam that I set about with gusto and stitched with a back stitch. Quite neat but it seemed a little too stiff, so I checked on youtube to see how I should have done it. Yes I know NOW to check youtube first before I do all the hard work. Anyway I unpicked both shoulder seams and resewed them properly.
What a difference! Almost invisible.
Here's one I prepared earlier. The before and after shoulders. It probably would have been even better if I'd not already picked up and knitted the collar and armholes before deciding to unpicking the shoulders, lol.
Anyway as promised the finished article modelled by Kate Moss's dumpier sister. A very cosy, super chunky sleeveless cardi for those winter days in the attic when I can't get warm but need to have my arms cuff-free for sewing.
Well I've kept you in suspense long enough, shall we see who the winner of my giveaway is?
The random number generator says...
And number 33 is KATHY of Kathy's Krafts who said...
Ooh! decisions, decisions I could put them on some little crochet bags I'm making or make them into slides for my grandaughter or sew them on my cardi or make a brooch.