Thursday, 19 April 2018

Double Pointed Needle Cases

The sets of double pointed needles I have are usually rolling around somewhere they shouldn't. There is always one missing. They are too short for the needle case I made and they fall out of the cardboard pack they are sold in.
I have made individual pouches for each set and have made three so far.

They simply fold over and fasten with a fancy button.
I will now be able to find a set quickly and easily - that's the plan, anyway!

The Finished Perranporth Shawl

It was an incredible feat for me, to finish yet another project!
The pattern was easy but with enough counting to keep my brain active!
The Sheejies yarn is lovely and soft so worked nicely and didn't make my hands ache.
It was a warm day last Thursday when I took it to my daughter but she loved it, thank goodness, and wrapped herself inside it.
The shape is a triangle with one elongated end so can be worn in several different ways.
I'm looking forward to making the next one in the 'Crochet Along' but I'm enjoying the warm weather we have here this week and not really thinking of warm things. I hope you have some sunshine, too.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Knitting Needle Wrap

The drawstring sack holding my knitting needles wasn't working. Having to tip out all the needles to find a pair had exasperated me for years!
A wet Easter holiday gave me the time I needed to construct a wrap for my most used needles, 2mm to 5 mm. I had green fabric left over from a cushion I made my granddaughter and used a small red gingham for the lining. I sandwiched a piece of thin batting between them.
 I can now find a pair of needles I need quickly as I have sewn compartments in the bottom keeping the needles separated into sized groups.
Making the strap across the middle stops the needles sliding sideways when wrapping them up.
I had toyed with the idea of snap fasteners to close it but I'd made far more bias strip than I needed so made some ties which are sewn in place.
All the seldom used, larger needles remain in the sack at the back of the cupboard.
A perfect resolve!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Update on the Crochet Along

My second Praze an Beeble shawl was finished last week.
The colours remind me of the beach, one of my favourite places to be.

As the yarn had arrived from Deramores for the second shawl I moved swiftly on and started the Perranporth Shawl by Diana of The Crochet Chain
I'm using Sheepjes this time. I was immediately impressed with the softness but the brilliant tag on the start of the yarn is so simple but such a massive help to find the end, inside the ball as I like to use it this way.

 And here is my work snuggled inside the new work bag which has room for all the yarn and the pouch I made to carry hooks, scissors, markers etc.
Happy Easter and enjoy!