Thursday, June 15, 2017

On Pause

I have a couple of projects on the horizon, but I haven't got stuck into anything yet. Isabel would like a butterfly on her place mat, so I've been looking at cross stitch patterns. I have material and I'm sure I can find the right colours in embroidery thread in my stash.  I've also been looking at crochet patterns for next year's competition. The brief is a beret and scarf. I found a couple that might do and showed them to my craft group who agreed that Peach Spring Beret by Wika Crochet would be the best bet. I found it on Ravelry, but it's also on Craftsy.  I'll have to make up the scarf pattern to match. Yesterday I bought some yarn for that project. The lady in the yarn shop was very helpful, pointing out that the yarn I first chose was too thick for the pattern - the pattern gives weight and yardage, thank you Wika! The shop owner also shone her torch on the seed beads ( there was a power cut in the town and the little shop is very dark) so I could choose some for future crochet rope projects.



10 comments:

  1. I love those cross stitch butterflies such a good idea 😄 and always good to be well stocked with the other items too😄

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  2. I see lovely shades of pink that have me thinking in a new direction, and I am not a pink girl. However, I do have five granddaughters and I believe they all like pink! I can hardly wait to see your beret and scarf!

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  3. I will look forward to seeing your new projects!

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  4. I look forward to seeing and hearing about your new projects, what a kind lady to shine a touch on the beads, some shops would close up in a power cut

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    1. Some places had locked their doors, including the post office.

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  5. I am sure there will be awesome things to show soon!! :)

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  6. I do like pink. I also like your butterflies. We have few here. Sounds like some great projects ahead.

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  7. How fun to shop for seed beads in the dark?!! Good thing the shopkeeper had her torch handy. You do like to keep busy with projects. <3

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  8. Always good to pause for acquisitions and restocking :-D Lovely butterflies. Looking forward to future eye candy!

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  9. Oooh - a beret! C'est bon!

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