Saturday, 16 February 2013

Crochet Butterflies by Dinaz

I just LOVE butterflies
 Dina has posted instructions for these sweet crocheted butterflies.
 They're on my To - Do List !

Saturday, 9 February 2013

For the love of Nanna

This is my girl . . .
or was about 10 years ago.
She has a beautiful heart and holds her memories close.

She is lucky enough to have a Nanna who loves to knit
and as a small child had an abundance of cardigans and jumpers.
I remember her crying, sobbing when she out grew her favourite blue bunny cardigan
. . . so Nanna made her an identical one in the next size !
 . . . and there was a similar story with her penguin jumper!
 Such a lucky girl.

All these years later it's been decided 
that since she can't bear to part with them,
we will make them into something she can keep for ever.
She's in favour of a blanket, one that can be handed down to her own children.
So that's my challange . ..
She has a couple of requests
Please can I leave them in pieces, so they look like jumpers ?
 . . . as each one has a story
and  Please can I not felt them . .. she loves the textures just the way they are
. . . they remind her of Nanna.
So I've spent a lot of time thinking . . . thinking  . ..  thinking
and I'm still thinking and collecting ideas.
 .. . at this stage a story blanket is my favourite idea  
My concerns so far
 . ..  the finished weight - will it be too heavy ?
. .. what type of backing will be best and how to secure it ?
. .. my knitting is laughable ! - I will need to fill the gaps with crochet
If there's anyone out there who may have attempted this before
I'd love to hear from you . . .
And equally if there's anyone out there who'd like to do the same
and would like a friend for the journey . . . Email Me !
The more the merrier.
This is going to be a long ride, I think !

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

A visit to Faser Traume

It's raining again today and I found myself wondering around
looking for inspiration for my next project
and found Faser Traume  .... meaning  .... Fibre Dreams.
If you love all things textured and coloured 
you have to visit !
Have a wonder around .... You will find lots of lovely treasures to inspire you !
- well I did anyway !
I'm going back to read more - the photos are so much better close up : )