Sunday, 30 July 2017

A crafty week...















...hello...

have you had a good week? 

I'm enjoying a lovely, quiet afternoon here and so it seems the perfect time
for a little update of my making over the last few days

1. Knitting tiny bear and doll dresses (and cardigans) with more favourite sock yarns
(I love knitting these little dresses 'top down' with no sewing)

2. Indexing all my colourful new yarns (oh yes...I'm very strict with myself these days)...

3. Crocheting a new cushion using all those yarn oddments 
Rooster yarn is definitely too good to waste and it feels like I'm getting something lovely for free?..
(although I'll inevitably give it away once complete!)
Above is the front and the back will be a single Sunburst in a large granny square.
(currently half complete)

4. Also, I've been making a few more pastel granny squares for my blanket 
...which after a little break I'm now feeling inspired to finish...
(progress pic next time ;-) )

..and in between...doing my best to tidy my workroom 
(now that's the difficult one because there will always be something else I'd rather do..
....I think it will always remain a work in progress :D  )

...off to pick up my needles...

Wishing you happy crafty week


Back soon 

xx


P.S This week I'm also going to try to make friends with my super high tech and slightly scary new laptop... 
can't help feeling out of my comfort zone....but onwards and forwards and hopefully all will be well....xx




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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday morning....









(enjoying a morning with my yarn, needles and books x)


x Happy Sunday x

...wishing you a new week full of all good things...






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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Happy woolly things....









Hello everyone...
First, I have to say a huge thank you for the feedback on the latest knitting pattern
It's been really lovely to receive your kind messages, photos of little jackets made in so many different yarns and colours 
and also to read that everyone seems to have found the pattern easy to follow and fun to do.
As you can see from the pics above and below, my love of playing with sock yarn continues and I'm planning to 
make some frilly edged bear/doll dresses, frock coats and cardigans in lots of different yarns 
(hopefully becoming a pattern in the future which will be perfect for more sock yarn busting ;-) )
....meaning more clothes rails will be needed very soon x.... 
...and the 2 yarns on the left of the photo just above are for the beginnings of a shawl
...plus one extra skein in a mixed minty shade which I've since purchased...
(and all the left overs will be well used for mini clothes...of course! )  





...hope you're enjoying your Sunday wherever you may be...

it's thankfully cool and damp here after our mini heatwave
(although I did manage to keep knitting through the heat...hurrah!)

...wishing you a happy...creative...new week...

...back soon...
 ♥ 
P.S...I may be asked...
my new favourite sheep mug was purchased at Hogben Pottery



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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sock Yarn Bear Jackets...



...Hello..
a very quick post today to let everyone who has asked about 
the Little Bear Jackets know that the pattern is now available on Etsy and Ravelry 
(and for those who like to download from the Tearoom Shop it will be available tomorrow)

** Enter coupon code BEARJ20 for 20% discount on all MJT Knitting Patterns 
from 27th - 29th May 2017 **


The little jackets can be worked 'Bottom Up' ...


...or 'Top Down'...both with very little sewing required...


...and with options to knit the sleeves 'flat and seamed'...


...or 'in the round' ...(which then requires completely no sewing)...


...there are 14 examples of little self-patterning sock yarn jackets in the pattern
and so many more lovely yarns online to choose from.....
(or maybe you could use up all those sock yarn oddments you may have stashed away?)


...the jackets are suitable for Tearoom Bears here and here
or for Little Yarn Dolls here and here ...
(of course you may know someone else who would like to wear one too? )


For anyone who purchases the pattern I hope you have as much fun as I've had
designing and making them....I'm sure I'll be knitting many more in the future...
(I have realised that self-patterning sock yarns are really quite spooky and magical
...they never cease to surprise me... ;-) )


(you will only have to work in stocking stitch and the pattern will just evolve....
nothing complicated)


...and this little jacket...
I can see see blue sky, birds, green rolling hills, lakes, horses, sheep and green meadows
(or maybe I've just been knitting too many jackets? ;-) ) 


...each and every little jacket will be unique...


x All further details in the listings x

Happy Weekend All

Happy Knitting

Back soon

x X X x

(P.S  Update....'Sock Yarn Bear Jackets' knitting pattern is now also listed
 here in the Tearoom Shop)



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