Thursday, February 5, 2009

Crochet and post

I have finally settled on the square for my crochet blanket the design is from the Rowan Crochet Workshop I have finally got the hang of it and don't need to constantly refer to the book and I'm loving the combinations of colours it is just what I wanted. The green bowl that they are sitting in is felted crochet using Twilleys Freedom yarn which is a loosely spun pure wool which is designed for felting. I felted it in the washing machine in a pillowcase and I love the effect being a fan of felting too!
This red one was felted at a higher temperature and resulted in a tighter finish. But it still has an interesting nubbly texture. My daughter Laura felted some by hand for some GCSE coursework and the results were equally good and much more controlled. She has to make a knitted bag
but decided to felt it to give it more strength.
If I'm allowed I will post some photos of the finished piece when it is done.

and last but so most definitely not least a parcel of loveliness from Kirsty at Paperfish
over on Folksy. In the name of New Years organising I bought a beautiful needlecase so that I can find my needles and have somewhere better to put them than 'down' and then couldn't resist some I didn't really need them but who am I to ignore them when they call to me?

The packaging is equally delightful and adds to the wonderful fun of buying handmade. Thankyou Kirsty x

My camera has been playing up for the last few days hence no blogging
and no decent snowy pictures despite the schools being closed here because of the excess snow and lack of salt. However camera is now ok and I will hopefully get some decent piccies of the white stuff tomorrow! As I write Laura is on her way home from France luckily the motorway is clear between Portsmouth and home and I hope for some snow tonight so she can enjoy it too!


Beaky said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished blanket. I have a paperfish needle book they are such a brilliant design.
Bonita x

Attic24 said...

Hello...I love the look of your little bright crochet squares...was wondering what you think of the Rowan crochet book, its one I've never heard of before, but I adore Rowan stuff in general. Would really appreciate any feedback cos me thinks I NEED a new crochet book!
Have a lovely wkend, stay warm and cosy

louise35flower said...

Thanks Lucy! I have left a comment on your blog about the book and my previous post about crochet mentions it too!