Thursday, 28 January 2016

A silver-dipped diamond and a bobble-heart hottie

Christmas seems to have gone in a flash and here we are nearly at February. Before Christmas and before I became distracted with making dinky santa socks and angel wings, I started two projects (to add to all the others) which, hooray, I've now finished.

For the silver-dipped diamond cushion I used Debbie Bliss mia (a 50/50 wool/cotton mix) in white (001) and silver (022). 

Pleased with the effect of the bobble diamond I decided to have a go at a bit of bobble tapestry on a hottie cover (little bit obsessed by bobbles at the moment). It's worked in Rowan softknit cotton in dark lime (579) and cream (570). It was easier to do than I first thought, I just used the water bottle as a pattern, increasing and decreasing where necessary to follow the shape.  

I loved both these yarns, I will definitely use the DB mia again and the Rowan softknit is just that - ideal for a cuddly water bottle. Both the cushion and hottie were worked in three pieces (the front and two back pieces), in order to make an envelope opening so they can be removed for washing.  

More bobble projects to come I think, especially the tapestry; now I've got the hang of it there's no stopping.

Hope all is well out there ...

Jane x


  1. Love the texture of these knits! Beautiful colours too X

  2. Both pieces are so beautiful!!! I adore the dipped effect of the cushion! xx

  3. Beautiful crochet, Jane...I do love the bobbles! Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  4. what a beautiful blog, let me now pass often.
    Sunny greetings

  5. Just loving the bobbles Jane! They appear to be your signature thing at the moment!
    See you soon
    Gill xx