Have a friend who loves Frida Khalo and made a going away present for her (sniff 😢). You can find this lovely design by Jane Crowfoot on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fridas-flowers-blanket. I used my current favourite yarn Patons 8 ply cotton blend and size 4 hook. Also turned my hand at tassel making (coz Linda LOVES tassels!).
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
I found a gorgeous free pattern called Passion for Purple by Hobby Lobby at Passion for Purple bag pattern. Even though it calls for a vibrant colour I wanted to make it in silver and used my all time favourite cotton yarn Patons Regal 4 ply.
Continuing on in the baby theme...I recently finished a jacket and hat for my boss' new baby daughter. This pattern was another free one from Patons called Daisy Chain Cardigan and hat available at http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/daisy-chain-cardigan-hat.html.
The wool I used is slightly thinner than the pattern called for and I used a size 3.75mm hook to get the right gauge with Patons Dreamtime Merino 4 ply. The colour ways were 0333 (pink) and 2959 (silver).
I found the pattern quite difficult to follow around the neckline and wondered if it had an errata but I couldn't find any on Ravelry. Must have been just me with the issues! I ended up having to adapt the pattern around the neck and sleeves so it would sit right. A few frogs along the way with this one but I was happy in the end and the yarn is lovely and soft for wool.
When my favourite administration officer went on maternity leave I wanted to make her something special. I had wanted to make a blanket by Felted Button for some time and settled on http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-into-summer-blanket which is available as a free pattern.
I used 3 skeins of the yarn called for in the pattern which is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in the gorgeous colour way Candied. It is a very fluffy acrylic which is hard to unravel when you frog it.
I found this gorgeous pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/daisy-cottage-designs. The colours are not quite the same but I am happy with it and it is perfect for a boy.
I used a yarn I found at Spotlight called Passioknit Vintage Breeze Kiki which is quite bulky but easy to work with. It is 100% cotton (my favourite fibre!) and the colours were called Wasabi, Almond Milk and I can't quite remember the name of the sky blue colour. Crocheted with a 5.5m hook mainly when watching the Shanara Chronicles (I'm a fantasy freak).