Delighted to share with you that I will taking part in a collaborative blog with fellow stitchers Andrea Bonnell, Jennifer Babey and Afua Boadu. We will be sharing images and updates about our work to inspire and encourage each other and our readers. Visit here: http://toile-together.blogspot.co.uk/
I've been working on a design for a bag using crochet granny squares with odd balls of yarn - alot of chunky wool that I find too difficult to knit with. Just completed the first half, hope to share the results when it's done.
Harris had a go at a few stitches (slightly larger, but very neat, as you can see), he did very well for his first go. Maybe I'll get him to crochet the other half!
I've been quite frustrated carrying around plastic carrier bags of unfinished knitting projects, (not only because they are unfinished) but the bags themselves look shabby and unappealing, so I thought I should make myself (and others) a proper knitting bag. Whilst working on some designs, I came across a couple of old blankets made from lovely welsh wool that belonged to my Gran, and thought they'd be perfect.
Both bags are adapted patterns and have handles made from secondhand belts. The smaller bag (in front) has a pearl button fastening and binding around the top to match the lining. The larger bag has a zip fastening and pretty floral cotton lining, ideal for carrying all my yarns. I'll be working on a few more ideas before I make a batch of these, so stay tuned.