Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Easy Knit Cardi

I bought this pattern a couple of months ago, I just loved the cardi but I wanted to make it a little longer as I am a large woman and things that focus on the waist are not good lol so my cardi is a few inches longer. I only do easy knits now because I get very sore wrists & fingers, this is why I wanted to learn crochet as it's a lot easier on the joints I feel.

I really liked the red & pink but all the colours in this wool by Sirdar are wonderful and it knits up very quickly as it's a super chunky, 60% acrylic 25% cotton & 15% wool it has every thing I like, colour and ease of knit plus knit quick :) so I don't get chance to get board before it's finished.

You can see this lovely wool up close here in these photos and the wool/yarn is available here to buy. This isn't where I bought mine from, but I just put a link in so you can see for your self the colours & price of the yarn along with the patterns that use this wool/yarn. I hope you like it I love it and think I well may make another one in green shades as I also think when the Spring/Summer comes they will both be so nice to keep the chill off. Let me know if you have knitted anything lately I'd love to see. Dxx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Reversible tote

Loving this FREE course on craftsy. You can make this yummy reversible tote and a zipper pouch, how cool. I really like the video lessons they suit me down to the ground. They're easy to follow and have all the instructions step-by-step so pop over, I made my bag while watching the lessons, just pausing every now & again. Go have a good nosey round. I altered mine from that of the pattern on the course, just so I could be a little different :0)

And here is the reverse of the bag two for one cool. No idea what make this material is (sorry) I know where I bought it but I couldn't tell you what it's called, although the blue and white is from Ikea, The red & navy (fat quarters) with flowers on are from a wee shop in Frodsham, and the pink? can't remember when/where I got this.  Any way I have been making stuff like mad and loads to show you soon so keep popping back xx