Over the last couple of weeks it has been hard work to steal time to pick up my crochet hook and less still complete my W.I.Ps of which I have five on the go well actually four now as I finished one today.
I'd say this was definitely a stash buster make and I plan to pop over to Linda's blog at Linda's craftycorner to add to her stash buster collection.
I've just fulfilled a promise I made to my sister, who lives in Lincolnshire, that I would make her a another pair of fingerless gloves. Once again, as much as my inclination leans more to bright colours and pretty pretty type of mittens, I have to abide by her requirements. They have to be dark and not too fancy! Well as you can see they are dark and not too fancy,aren't they?. However I couldn't resist putting a little bit of something extra on one so I made up a little blue kitten from this pattern I found here.
For these mittens I used crochet hook Nº 3 and my memory because I couldn't find the pattern I used for the first mittens I made here. I tweaked it a bit to add the popcorn stitch as an edging. I used the leftovers of a 100gram ball of Red Heart Bella DK Anthracite and the blue from another ball of wool which was given to me.I really don't know the brand but it is super soft and I'm pretty sure its pure wool although I'd say it is 4 ply but it has worked in well for the stripes to break up the darkness of the mittens a little.
A very big thank you to Lucy at Attic24 for her generous mention on her post The Yarndale Bunting and if you haven't read this post as yet I recommend you do. All the hard work of setting up that fabulous bunting and how it came about....great read!!!
I would also like to give a couple of mentions here:
Ellie at Wellies,Crochet and Cows
still somewhat a newbie to blogging but I'd say rising quickly in the charts and in my opinion due to her delightful and refreshing posts. Every time I read one for those few moments that I'm reading I feel all shiny inside,they are a breath of fresh air.I recommend you start your day by reading one of her posts I call them the make you feel positive posts :-)
Claire at Thriftwood and Gilly at Gilly makes many of you will already be followers on Claire's and Gilly's blog but I wanted to tell you about Claire's and Gilly's comment on my post here Following Yarndale
Claire commented: I'm going to try to go next time ... let's all meet up! and Gilly said : how much fun would that be... I think we need to try and organize that for next year!
I totally agree let's........... how about a WORLD Craft BLOGMEET at Yarndale next year????????
It is a year away enough time to save ....... :-)
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Have a great weekend!!!