I have a super cosy jumper which I love to wear in the evenings. It’s so warm and snuggly, but the sleeves are a little short. As I was crocheting the other evening my hands and wrists started to get really cold. So I decided to whip up a pair of wrist warmers to wear while I crochet. I got the idea from Lucy (see hers here) but my wool was slightly chunkier, so I used a 5mm hook and think I cast on 23 to begin each one.
The multicoloured wool wasn’t quite enough, so I added some lovely fluffy white cuffs. I’m really pleased with how they turned out and don’t have cold wrists any more – hurrah!
First let me apologise for being so quiet all week. I’ve been working a bit more this week, so spent lots of time planning lessons – fun! In between I’ve been trying to get a bit more of my cushion cover done. But I’ve obviously not been trying very hard as I think I’ve only done about 4 more rows since my last post – oh dear!
One reason for this is that I just couldn’t resist playing with some of my new wool! I started with the lovely, snuggly Norse wool, used a 5mm hook and got started on a snood. Using a big hook and thick wool is great, as it grows nice and quickly – brilliant for someone with little patience.
I was holding off showing the finished product as I haven’t found the right buttons yet. I decided to make it adjustable and will add two sets of buttons so it can be made tighter or looser as the wearer desires. But I have a very particular idea for buttons in my mind and can’t seem to find them! So rather than get some I’m not happy with I’ve decided to shop around for a bit until I find the perfect fit. In the meantime, this is what it looks like so far, in it’s very nearly finished state…
I’ve also spent a fair bit of time this week browsing through other people’s blogs and looking at many beautiful crochet patterns (isn’t google a wonderful tool?!) My favourite pattern this week has got to be the African flower tutorial, found at Craft Passion. I have to say, it was the colour combination that caught my eye, the pinks and greens looking so lovely and spring like on a gloomy winter day. I eagerly found some pretty colours of my own and whipped up a lovely purple and green flower.
I found it easier than I thought I might, so having had a little practice I got out the gorgeously fluffy Patons wool (the back row) and set to work. It’s nice to work with, but did find I ended up covered in fluff – but one has to make some sacrifices for one’s art!
Aren’t they pretty? And so super soft and sunggly – just right for (yet another) scarf!
I also discovered MemeRose this week. So beautiful and so worth looking at. Enjoy!