Sunday, 7 October 2012

And the winner is...

 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.
Kathy x

Congratulations Kathy, please contact me using my email address fiona@marmaladerose.co.uk with your details for posting.
Right, I best follow the smell of wet wool to the kitchen and put all my felting bits and bobs away!

till next time
love Fi x

11 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow have you been busy. I'm sewing now, but I'll have to find a crochet project soon. Wrestling meet season is just around the corner!

Those little slippers are so cute!

Jeanne Machado said...

Adoro o teu blog e sou apaixonada pelos teus trabalhos. Parabéns. Beijos aqui do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Jeanne

Liz said...

Wow - your new header is gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

dosierosie said...

Is that boxing hares on your beautiful felt hanging?
It's looks fabulous.
Can't wait to have closer look, you are going to give us a closer look aren't you?
Gillx

Annie said...

Well done to Kathy. Your new felt picture looks amazing Fi. I've almost stood on my head to see the details of it :-)
Hugs,
A x

Stacey Moore said...

Hi Fi, your latest piece looks lovely can't wait to have a closer look!!x

Betty said...

My goodness there's a lot going on at your house. I love your felt work especially - I am tempted to have a go as I have a woodland theme stuck in my head that needs to come out - but was overwhelmed by all the info/choices of wool suppliers have on offer, I wondered how many grams of merino wool it would take to make something as big and beautiful as this?

The Weaver of Grass said...

You have certainly not been idle Fiona. Love that warm cardi - you will certainly need it up the Dale in the coming months.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness that felt work - absolutely stunning!!

Love the teeny baby shoes too! Well - love everything really you talented gal you!! x

Danette said...

Your projects are all so lovely Fi! I love seeing that beautiful piece of felting drying on the table. You must have several pairs of hands you don't show us to be able to keep up with all you do.

mckinkle said...

Hello Fi,

Can I ask please what pattern you used for this super knit?

It is perfect for crafters as we need a bit of warmth without all of the bulk!

Thanks
Keryn :)