A bit of crochet

I have been in the mood for a bit of crochet lately.  It was a good break from knitting, and I enjoyed it so much.

I had this little vintage porcelain doll that I wanted to display, but it needed new clothes, and I decided a little crochet something would be just perfect.

Also on the “make-over” trend, this old but still very useful basket needed some attention, and a frilly edge and flowers did the trick.  I bought the shiny green bead / buttons, but changed my mind once the flowers were done.  Now I just need to add some pretty handles, and it is ready to carry some of my goodies or projects again.

While I was at it, my kitchen got a cloth to absorb the water on the sink and my I Pad got a sleeve as well.

New on my needles – Abyssal Shawl

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With the colder weather, I am tempted to knit more than usual, and when I “rediscovered” this pretty pure wool in my stash, I could not resist petting it a bit.

And so the need was born for a shawl.  Something cosy, soft and easy to wear.  A simple pattern that does the softness of the yarn justice.

I found Abyssal on Ravelry, and loved it immediately.

I might make the border a bit wider, since I have a bit of extra yarn.

Vintage Crochet

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I am happy to say that I finally completed this Vintage Crochet piece I have been working on.  I seemed like I was working really slow on this one, and I should not have been so slow.  It is a very easy crochet piece, and goes at an even and relaxed pace.  I just kept putting it down in order to knit or do other crafting projects.

But once I had the centre piece done, the edge did not take long at all, and now I am able to use it wish pride.

Embroidery time

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Fall is settling in beautifully around here, and I am planning to enjoy the last comfortable days before the winter arrives.

I am planning to get some crafting done before the really colder days, and this is one of the projects I am planning to work on before its to cold for the fingers to work nicely, and only want to knit or crochet. :-) Or even less, like just sitting with a cup of tea and a book or magazine.

(got the pretty kit and floss as a give-away) floss all rolled and ready to start.  Need to be able to work during the day when the light is good, as it is getting darker earlier now and needlework (for me) is limited to daylight.  :-)

Swap goodies!

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I received not one, but two swap packages in the mail this week.

Just how very lucky can a girl be.  And both included goodies for winter, which is right on time.  The weather here is slowly growing cooler each day.

The best coincidence of it all was, both packages are from Germany.

The first one was from the beautiful city Wuppertal.  I am adding this gorgeous place to my “to do” list, I must visit it some day.  :-)  The package had mittens!  To pretty to wear maybe, but I am definitely going to wear them, I just know they are going to be so very popular each time I go out.  I have received (and knitted myself) many of the fingerless type of mittens, but never as pretty and detailed as these.  They fit 100%.  And also lovely gifts, goodies and treats.  I adore the blue Regia yarn, and had some of the chocolate already, just divine.  The jelly sweeties are in my bag, just in case.  :-)

My second package is also from Germany.  It is stunning socks from Hotsock, knitted in a LOTR pattern, (Master Elrond).  The pattern designer is Claire Ellen.  Master Elrond is an Elf, and I do love Elves.  Now I can a very cosy warm little elf myself this winter, with my Master Elrond socks.  The yarn is hand dyed by Hotsock.  Beautiful colours for winter.  And look at the cute goodies, including a sweet little sock, and snail tape measure.  He is going to come traveling with me…..

Now I am so ready for our winter!

Hand made Bear again

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Creme Brulee – that is the name given to this special little lady by her designer.

And she lived up to her name.  She turned out to be the sweetest little thing ever, and just as easy and fun to make.

I had lots of good times working on this bear, it is an easy make, and I loved the “wobble joints” that she is made with.  That means her arms and legs are wobbly, and “flop” when you pick her up, just like a soft little baby.

She has a little heart charm to show how loving she is.  And a bow and bell in her hair.

Just look at that cute little face.  Just adorable.

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