Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yummy yarn and some AFOs!

When I visited Lizzie a couple of weeks ago, she took me to a lovely little yarn shop she'd discovered.
Lurking in the bargain bin was this yummy yarn. It's not silk or cotton but it's got a beautiful feel to it (splits like mad but you can get past that bit if you try). Any guesses what it's made from?

Anyway, being the patient soul I am, I ditched all other WIPs and UFOs immediately to dive in and have a go. I have a huge dislike of sewing in ends etc so I found a join-as-you-go pattern (yay!) which I adapted to make a wide wrap. My aunty saw it half-finished and snaffled it! I made her a floppy flower brooch to hold it together, and here's my lovely little Mum modelling for me :-) Now all I have to do is make another one for little ol' me.

Here's where the AFOs come in - yes, blogland, I have some Actual Finished Objects. Oh, I'm so proud of myself, lol.

While the camera's out, my aunty asked me to make her a couple of flower brooches, so I had a play and came up with these 2.

Right, off to mess about with the 3 scarves, doilie and almost-done wrap I've made this past week while I've been off work with a horrid virus :-)
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Sarah said...

I say let the virus linger a little longer. Look what you've got done this week! Amazing, mind you it helps when a certain chatter box is away too. Hope she doesn't read this!!

That wrap looks really lovely, the yarns are such pretty colours. Is there enough for one for yourself? And I love your flowers too. I think crochet flowers are my favourite things.

Emily said...

Hi Jo,

How long is this scarf? Will the length be determined by the height of the wearer? Tks!

Lululiz said...

LUUUUUUUUUUUUUURVE THE WRAP! Astonishing what you can do when I am not around, lol.

Now all you have to do is UPDATE your flipping blog with all the other stuff you have made while I was away!!!

Croap Queen said...

Emily, I'm sorry I didn't see your comment. I have no idea how long it was, but it was long on my little Mum, and not quite so long on me lol.

LLL, you just have to go and spoil it by sneaking in a quick nag, doncha? Rotten old bag you are, but glad you liked it, lol


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