Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Crochet Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago I was inspired by Pammy Sue of Scotty's Place blog to make the Oveja Shawl (free on Ravelry) for my partner in the Australiacrochet Mother's Day exchange.  As usual I had to make a few modifications because of our 8ply yarn but the pattern is very easily adapted so you could use any yarn at all. I needed just over 400g of 8ply "Knitting Yarn" from the Top Dollar shop and used a 4.50mm hook. I did 64 rows of increases, 5 rows straight and 64 rows decreases.

Pop over to Pammy Sue's for the US yarn modifications and to see her lovely shawl.

For a bit of instant gratification, I made this little pouch the other day. You can attach it to your keys and pop a few spare dollars or even one of those trolley tokens in so you always have one when you go shopping. If you'd like to make one, there's a video tutorial by BobWilson123 on YouTube.  Only takes a few minutes to make.

Bendigo Woollen Mills have had their Murano 100% pure wool on special for $12.00 for a 200g ball so I just had to buy one to see what its like.  This yarn is usually only in their back-room and I don't know how long it will be on the website. I must say I love how its working up and the colours are striping nicely too.

That's just a small section of the corrugated garter stitch scarf I'm knitting - there's also green and purple there too.  Hope to have a ta-da on this soon.

Tomorrow I have to travel about 800kms north to attend to some urgent family business and I'm not sure how much crochet/knitting will get done, or even if I'll get the opportunity to write another post for a little while. Of course I'm taking my laptop with me as I don't want to miss reading my favourite blogs and keeping in touch with the world. I'll try and get a few pics to show you where I'm going - its such a pretty part of the New South Wales mid-north coast.

Thanks for visiting.