Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A scarf and a selfie

The frosty, sunny mornings we’ve recently had have been beautiful, but chilly round the neck so, having looked at my boring shop-bought scarves, I decided to make a more interesting one.  I went for Nicki Trench’s Chunky Seashell Scarf from Cute & Easy Crochet.  I really enjoyed making this and I’m sure many other crocheting bloggers have too; it was so quick and easy to make.  

I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky in Lime (43017), which is 100% wool. Usually, I can't wear itchy-scratchy wool next to my skin, but this is incredibly soft.  

With the OED announcing that their word of the year is ‘selfie’ today, it occurred to me that I was a selfie virgin.  I am a little bit camera-shy, so what better way to lose my selfie virginity than with my latest project: 

Now back to the Christmas projects, which are getting a little bit more pressing. 

If there are any more selfie virgins out there - go on, be a devil!

Jane x

PS Apologies for the poor quality of the photos:  a) I'm not a very good photographer and b) I'm not sure why, but I took them after dark!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thinking about Christmas ...

I had all sorts of good intentions this year in the way of Christmas makes:  a red cable cushion, a lovely patchwork throw, a lovely Christmassy crochet throw.  Now back to reality.  The cushion is, I would say, a definite:  it’s nearly finished.

The patchwork throw:  well, given my inexperience with patchwork, it’s unlikely, but I bought the fabric, just in case I had a sudden burst of creativity; besides, I couldn’t resist these lovely Tilda fat quarters.

The crochet throw?  Well, now I really am dreaming!  Haven’t even got any yarn to take a photo of, but I have got Panettone - this one came from John Lewis (I know this seems like a bit of a tenuous link to nowhere, but please read on and bear with …)

… to eat (along with cake, mince pies, Christmas pudding and all the other girdle-busting victuals) in the Christmas holidays while starting my patchwork throw and thinking about starting the crochet throw for next Christmas!

I seem to have gone from 'leaving it too late' to 'forward planning' - well I'm quite pleased with that!

Jane x