Monday, 1 February 2016

OVER THE WEEKEND...

... I managed a bit of sewing time ... no cleaning/tidying got done I will get back to that this week WARNING .. it is getting close to the time of sorting FABRIC!! lol x

I made some more of the pouches...


I don't have elastic for the button closures BUT I do have a lot of ribbon... so used that instead. Congleton Quilt Group have an exhibition in June .. and these will go for the sales table. ALREADY managing to use up some stash in 2016 xx good result x

I have finished another of the lacy shawls...

 
 
 
 

........the pattern for this is called REYNA. The wool is a dyed gradient that goes from Teal to a silvery grey.. and although I could not get it to show up in the pictures has a beautiful silver sparkle all through it.

I was getting in a bit of a sweat as I was binding off!!..


.. talk about playing chicken!! lol

I had a couple of enquiries about how I found the patterns.. you need to go to Ravelry (www.ravelry.com)... you need to be a member.. but it is FREE and easy to sign up.

On the home page there is a list of headings at the top .. one says patterns... click on this and there is a list of tabs.. hat, cloves, sweaters ,shawls.. etc. click on the one you want and it gives a whole list of patterns. The FREE ones (my favourites ..lol) are clearly marked.. click on the one you like and it will take you to the project page .. you can check out the pattern.. other peoples projects and their reviews etc. ... its a great resource

Hope that helps ... there are knitting and crochet patterns just whatever you need x

I am off to look at patterns ... I want to try a shape other than the triangle for a shawl ......mmm wonder what I will find xx

Diane x

6 comments:

Dotty's Daughter said...

That was a very close one!!! Lovely colour again and pretty pattern.xx

JoZart Quilts said...

Another really close call! Beautiful shawl, love the colour and your knitting is so lovely.
I'm wondering if you could please share some tips for making the pouches as I find the zip bags slip all over the place. I'd like to share a super, easy make with you. Here.... http://tamarackshack.blogspot.ca/2012/11/microwaveable-fabric-bowl-tutorial.html
These little microwave fabric bowls are so great to use and really easy to make. Would be ideal for your June sale. Must be made of ALL cotton, fabric, batting and thread to withstand microwave use.
Jo x

Terry said...

Talk about down to the wire with that yarn! Love the color! --Terry

kiwikid said...

The pouches look great Diane, wonderful for the sales table. The shawl is just beautiful...boy that was very close to the end of the ball of wool..panic inducing!!!
xx

Michele said...

Your shawls are just beautiful.

Maggi said...

I do love your shawls.do you keep them, sell them, give them away etc? Ravelrybisan amazing community.