Just a little update on this. Last time I showed you ilwin's cute phone cosy - we got chatting and I wrote up a knitted version to share with those who don't crochet (yet :p). If planning on knitting you might want to grab the crochet one too as it's got the pretty pics.
This was probably my hardest knit so far - and I think the main reason for this was that the twistyness of my handspun made it very hard to see the emerging leaf pattern, unlike the other shawl I made with normal yarn.
I am very proud of this one though as it's the first big project I have spun the yarn for ^_^
Unfortunately I'm still not very good at checking how much yarn I need for a project, and it was particularly scary as I didn't notice that the edging required an even number of leaves along the centre spine - was planning to stop after 9 but had to make it 10 or rip back, so I ended up running out of yarn 5 rows short of the end and couldn't get more yarn as it was handspun :(
In my worry about yarn I also cast off too tightly and it looked curly after blocking, so I ripped out the last row and cast off again - much nicer now :)
Giveaway closed - winner announced here
Hi everyone, here is a mobius mitts giveaway ^_^
I've been working on adding thumbs to mobius mitts. This pair was worked with thinner yarn than my usual mitts then trimmed with handspun yarn from this batt. They are size large, pictured on my size small hand (so they look a bit oversize here).
It's been a bit of a tough week. We've both had colds and are having to go around attending house inspections. Here's something wonderful that cheers me up!
Nanette (blog|rav) has created this beautiful set of Firefly cuddlies. I love Firefly so these make me especially happy ^_^
Nanette must be a much faster crochet than I am, as this is an amazing amount of work in such a short time! Jump over to her blog to take a further look. Thanks so much for sharing these with me Nanette!
I think my favourite of the bunch is Kaylee with her butterfly top and the teddy bear patch on her pants ^_^
You can download the big and cuddly patterns from the patterns page