I have joined in with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.
I have been practising crochet stitches over the weekend, I have learned how to increase and decrease as well, I am so excited and inspired! I really LOVE this new skill and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to give it a try! So now I have managed to finish my first African Flower Hexagon and I am going to attempt a small lap blanket for winter:) I am so looking forward to this project, it will probably be a slow one but I am up for the challenge. This amazing tutorial can be found here on Heidi’s beautiful blog, her tutorials are so clear and each step is explained concisely with beautiful photos. Have I mentioned how inspired I am! Oh yes, I think I already did….bliss…
Jen has finished her Hand and Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, she enjoyed this project immensely. I love how they look:)
She has also taken to crochet and has been making face cloths using a crochet square pattern from The Needlecraft Book. Such a wonderful resource this book:)
Erin has just cast on these lovely fingerless gloves, she is knitting all the ribbing in mohair and the actual glove in merino yarn. There is a lovely flat glove pattern which can also be knitted in the round here on Carle’s web page.
So basically, lots of handwork happening in our home at the moment.
We are reading such amazing books at the moment, we have been making Easter crafts from Crafts through the Year, De Aulairs’ Book of Norse Myths, Erin is reading The Age of Discovery and Jen is reading Muscles and Bones by Charles Kovacs, they absolutely adore his writing, Erin is also reading Crispin at the moment and I am reading The Old Man and the Sea to the girls.