Crafty in the Med

I am here to enjoy meeting other bloggers and to share my love of craft ,mostly crochet, my thoughts and my daily happenings here in Alicante,Spain, my adopted country. I belong to a local choir because singing and music makes me happy. Flea markets and book shops are two of my favourite places to be. I read lots......sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I walk and walk and walk for about 10 months per year during the hot months I swim.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

promises kept

 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  ....... :-)

 Hello to my new followers and thank you so much for joining me here. You are more than welcome to pop in and comment , when you have time.

Have a great weekend!!!

Amanda :-)


  1. I have always wanted to try to make a pair of fingerless gloves i'm just not an accomplished enough crocheter. they are beautiful. She will love them I love color but find i wear neutral colors

  2. I too always wanted to make a pair of fingerless gloves and now after seeing yours, I just might have to try! Very nice and I am sure your sister will love them!
    Hugs, Shari

  3. Fingerless gloves are the best and yours are beautiful!

  4. I just mentioned Ellis on my blog, she is darling, love your mitts, super dark and not too fancy.

  5. Love the mitts, you are such a clever crocheter

  6. Very pretty gloves. I'm sure your sister will love them. Especially the bit if prettiness you added. I've been following Lucy's Yarndale adventures and would love to go next year. Not very practical of me, but a girl can wish can't she?

  7. Love them Amanda! She will need them too the weather has turned much cooler.

  8. Deffo mitt weather here now! Love the kitten decoration :)

  9. Yea! Another pretty project completed, and just what your sister asked for :) I was pleased that Lucy quoted you, Amanda, and was amazed when I read Lucy's list of all the nations from which the bunting came. It would be very encouraging and exciting to have a gathering of crafters from around the world at the next Yarndale!!!
    Gracie xx

  10. Lovely mitts Amanda they look lovely and warm and I'm sure your sister will be thrilled with them. Thanks for linking :)

  11. Sweetheart, very wise words indeed! Great mittens I've been using my a lot it's gone so cold in the UK and we are avoiding putting on the heating as much as possible! :) x

  12. Love your fingerless gloves (especially with the little kitty added too), and thanks for the wee mention. I definitely think we can arrange a fabulous bloggy flashmob at Yarndale next year! Woo hoo...
    Happy new week,

  13. Πολύ όμορφα φτιαγμένα ! Να τα χαρείτε !

  14. Love the mittens Amanda. Your sister is so lucky:)

  15. Your mittens are really lovely, Amanda! Your sister will love wearing them, I'm sure! Thank you for your lovely comment on my latest made me smile! Thanks too for the links to new blogs to enjoy :)
    Wishing you a happy week....hope you get some more of those WIP's ticked off your list!
    Helen x

  16. Those are lovely. I love the popcorn edge. xox

  17. I love fingerless gloves and these are beautiful. How creative you are to just "figure" out these. XOXO

  18. Love your fingerless gloves!! Just not today, it's 30 degrees in my part of the world : -)

    1. Hello Trudy
      Thanks for visiting. Ha! Ha! I can well imagine any sort of gloves in that temperature would be most uncomfortable.

      A x

  19. Hi Amanda thank you so much for your comment. Yes I will be at Mum's tea party again next Sunday. Helping make the panto rehearsal teas today to warm up the pot !
    The crochet bunting is beautiful & I do like the fingerless gloves you made x

  20. THose are awesome mitts!!!! I LOVE them.

  21. Your gloves are beautiful're definitely going to have one very happy sister!
    Hope you're having a great week,
    Susan x

  22. Thanks for stopping by Amanda, still with crochet hook in your hand *smile*. I haven't tried the "shot" method for sometime, but maybe it is time to break out the Tequila Rose again, as this is what I used to give a go at when I worked afternoon shift. I don't care for those prescriptions either myself.

    Have yourself a wonderful week. x

  23. Love the fingerless gloves, very cute. I want a pair.


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