Sunday, 7 April 2013

A wooly catch up

I've been busy hooking up a few little easter gifts and though I would share them here, first up is little 'Lynda the Knitting Bunny' made for my Knitting Guru friend, made from the pattern here.

I made a little crochet spring / easter bag for my friend's little girl. 
Sophie is just over 6 months old and too little for chocolate so I bought her a few books and thought a little bag might be nice to give them in. 

I made this up as I went, it is just a big rectangle of alternating double crochet and treble crochet lines finished with a simple scallop at the top and a couple of curvy handles.
The daffodil is from an Attic24 pattern.

 Whilst the hook was out I did myself a couple more 6" squares for the CannyCAL crochet-along.  Hopefully at this rate I will have another crochet blanket to show this year!

 Check me out in my favourite position, feet up with my slippers on!

I've made extra squares that are not on the CAL just to keep up the momentum as I need to have this blanket completed this year!
Back to the knitting and my shawl kits finally arrived and I have made a start, but I am struggling. 

 I don't find knitting comfortable at all I have very tight shoulders after a short while, I am persevering for now though

In the meantime I made some knitted gloves from this pattern available from the same designer on Ravelry.
  Now I really enjoyed making these and didn't find the tight shoulder thing happened at all.  
They are not perfect and they did take me a while but I am in 
love with them.

Excuse the weird photo but they are hard to model!
I am wearing them with my Colour Affection shawl which was a special handmade gift from my talented friend Lynda and I adore it! I'm very much a pink stripe girl it seems!

I still love my little place in blogland and this Tuesday is my 3 year Blogiversary. To celebrate I would like to host a little giveaway, I will be back on Tuesday to share.

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daisychain said...

I adore the little bunny! x

LaaLaa said...

Great post honey!I LOVE my little 'Lynda' bunny! She lives in my bedroom. Those humbugs are beautiful! I'm not surprised that you're in love with them. They do look great with the shawl I made for you. Great! It was my third blog anniversary a month ago too. Xxx

Plain Jane said...

Oh now that bunny is too cute - and incredibly talented - I've never seen a bunny knit before, mine can just about munch a carrot x Jane

Liz said...

Aw - the little bunny is so cute!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Nana Go-Go said...

I thought that was a 'Colour Affection' - I made mine's in shades of blue and my sister purloined it! Love,love,love all your makes Lisa, especially little bunnykins and that Kidsilk isn't easy to work with so more power to your elbow (or shoulders!)for even attempting it. Sandra over at CherryHeart has some lovely new patterns on her blog which I just know you would make a cracking job of.

VintageVicki said...

Some gorgeous makes there - am rather in love with the little bunny :)

Dinki Dots said...

Lovely makes - that bunny is gorgeous! Good luck with the shawl - don't give up!
Maria x

Samantha Roberts said...

Love, love, love those gloves :-) Sam xx

Ali said...

How fab are your makes!!! Love the bunny :-) your knitting is great - stick with it (have you started with the grey wool yet?)

Vicky said...

I am so impressed with the knitting. I have been trying for years to master it and still couldn't make anything like that.
Love the little bunny.

dosierosie said...

I've never mastered knitting although I have tried many times. Your gloves are lovely and I love the bunny.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Lots of loveliness here
Victoria xx

Jelly Jam said...

Loving those gloves and the bag. I have a bit of a thing for stripes! Ellie x

thesnailgarden said...

Gorgeous knitting and crochet! I love the bunny - you are so clever. I'm very tempted to join that crochet CAL as your squares are beautiful. Best wishes, Pj x

Sue Vaughan said...

Gosh you have been busy! Love all your makes. Sue x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oooh, I have this 'we're going on a bear hunt' too. think it a lovely way to teach my children a bit of English.
Have a loveley day Kandi, Happy Creating!

Anonymous said...

Lots of lovely yarn ee ness here :-) love love love your knitted gloves, so pretty