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So winter is here now, and the days are lovely, chilly and sunny. I do enjoy a good winter’s day around here. Although lately we have had some pretty cloudy overcast days, specially in the afternoons, and with drizzle during the night too. Winter rainfall is unusual in Johannesburg. The trees have started losing their leaves, and the lawn has a leafy blanket now.
This then means more crafting time for me now.
I have had enough daylight to stitch me little bear, Old Ned. All the parts are sewn, and ready for stuffing. Then his face and ears, which is my best loved part, as it gives character to them. Then I am ready to assemble the last bits.
And of course, winter brings shawls. And even though I have many already, and love to wear them, I guess I can never have to many. The latest one is a pretty blue-ish one. The yarn is a yarn cake, and fades into shades of blue. I found the perfect pattern, Chasing Blizzard Shawl. The pattern makes use of various colours, but since my yarn is already coloured, I just follow the pattern without changing yarns. It is an amazing easy pattern and knits very nicely.
And when the cold is a bit to nippy, I can now change to the Woodpecker blanket, which is growing steadily at a lovely pace, and now big enough to keep my legs warm. It will definitely be finished this winter still.
Happy crafting to you all. 🙂
Robin @ Imperial Crochet said:
Gorgeous work! Love the colors in the shawl!
🙂 Thank you so much. Great to hear from you.
Lovely colours for the yarn of the new shawl. It will look very pretty when done.
Creating a blanket is a good way to keep warm on those chilly days 🙂
Curious to see the little green bear done
It is about time I finish the little green bear. He had been waiting for me for some time. Now he is making good progress and should be finished soon. 🙂
I look forward to seeing little bear & love the colour of the blanket. X
🙂 Thank you. I am finally on the roll with the bear. Just needs to get him stuffed now and assembled. Then he can join the rest.
The blanket is coming along just nicely too. May just be able to use it this winter even.
Ginny @ Mytimestitching .com said:
I love all of your beautiful projects. The woodpecker blanket is looking amazing. I can’t wait to see it finished. The colors in your shawl are very pretty and I can’t wait to see more of the changing colors. I know that little bear is going to be adorable. Enjoy your cooler days crafting,
🙂 Thank you. I am knitting faster than usual on the shawl, as I can not wait to see each colour change happening. It will be finished much quicker I think.
The blanket is also coming along nicely, and will definitely be in use this winter.
It was about time I got around to stitching the bear. 😉 No just the finishing up.
Loving the cooler crafty days. 🙂 Enjoy your warmer days. Take care there.
Your little bear is intriguing – I love the look of his colourful fur. And nice yarn colour choices too – they both look beautiful! I too enjoy these long evenings when we can snuggle under our creations as we work on them 🙂
🙂 Thank you. My sister introduced me to making these little bears. The lady we get our supplies and kits from always gets the most interesting furs.
I am enjoying the blue yarn, I knit it all the time, just to see the colours change. It is going to be finished in no time if I carry on at this pace.
Indeed, loving winter, and the time we get to be creative.
Good crafting is happening! Glad you are still getting some rain even if it isn’t normal! I know it was awfully dry there.
Love that yarn for the shawl!
🙂 Indeed, good crafting and good rain.
I love the yarn of the shawl too. With the changes in colour, I find I knit all the time, just to see the next change and how it looks. It is going to be finished pretty soon at this rate.
That blanket looks so snuggly, and the shawl too. Can’t wait to meet little bear.
🙂 Thank you. Was hoping to work on the bear during the weekend, but it did not happen. Maybe this weekend. It is coming along and nearly done now.
Missy's Crafty Mess said:
Your makes in progress are very lovely. I can’t wait to see them completed!
🙂 Thank you.