Hello again and a belated Happy New Year!
I can’t quite believe that it is five years since my daughter and I published our knitting and crochet book “The Woolly Prawn”.
Just before shipping a copy off to America earlier this week I looked at the patterns again and was pleasantly surprised at how many of them are still very current. The features too are as relevant as ever. If you have not seen the book do check it out on Etsy.
This is my first post for a while: before Christmas I was busy working on Christmas gifts which, of course, I could not show. Now that I have a bit more time I am getting back into my International Diploma in Crochet course and working on samples to be submitted for Part II.
At the moment it’s all about hexagons and diamonds and making them interesting!
These were my first attempts at hexagons but the corners are not as sharp as I would like. I then came up with the idea of using a snowflake motif inside a hexagonal frame ….. these could be varied in wintry colours and sparkly threads to be joined into Christmassy bunting.
So, I have settled on this one to submit.
I’m still working on the diamond – so far I have come up with this one worked in the round from the centre.
It’s rather large though so I might have to change to a 4ply yarn instead of DK to get a size which could then be combined into a project and I think it needs a yarn which gives better definition such as cotton. The idea is that the sample submitted would act as the tension swatch for an actual item but since this diamond is nearly eight inches long I am not sure what that could be!
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to use up some of the huge stash of yarns that I have. Fortunately I found almost enough balls of merino wool in coordinating colours to make a poncho style top which is taking shape nicely. But more of that next time…… and hopefully some photos.
For now keep crafting and creating.