30 January 2016

facebook and instagram

You can now find me on both Instagram and Facebook. On Facebook I'm under Crazy Dazy Knits and I hope to post updates about patterns and what I'm working on at the moment. To find my page, click here.

You can also find me on Instagram, again under Crazy Dazy Knits. I'm having great fun there perusing everyone elses photos, its very inspirational. Thanks Helen from Midget Gem Quilts for the guided tour. I still get my "#"s mixed up with my "@"s but I am getting there....

It would be great if you came over and visited me in either or in both places.
Well better hop to the knitting, I think I spend much too much time online these days.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Ali

20 January 2016

easter pattern

Just a quick pattern update. I have rewritten my Easter bunny creme egg cover pattern and it is now for sale in my etsy shop click here and my Ravelry store, click here.....and here are the three little maids......

My cupcake knitting pattern is also included in the Love Knitting winter catalogue. It is in great company, photographed beside the Kawaii Ice Cream Cone, by the Flying Dutchman Crochet Design.

Till next time, Ali.

6 January 2016

new yarn

I was lucky to receive as a gift several balls of yarn. They were bought in Lighthouse Yarns, a shop in the Bank House, Whitehead. The balls are part of the Vintage Collection, which come in different weights and have been reloved from local woollen mills and are absolutely gorgeous...

For my first project I used the 4 ply white slub yarn and combined it with a black 4 ply yarn and a silver thread for a bit of sparkle. I used the free pattern from Purl Soho - Fisherman's Rib Scarf, available here.

I love this pattern and have used it before as it doesn't need blocking and the rib makes the scarf springy and cosy. Using 8mm needles the scarf knit up in no time.
Now thinking of other unique projects to use up rest of the vintage yarn.
Till next time, Ali