I hope everyone has had a good weekend. The sun has been out here, which has been lovely. Although I don't think it's set to last. At least we have been able to enjoy it though. A bit of cricket, shopping in the sun, and a lovely walk with friends this afternoon. I share the photos later.
But I thought I should catch up with my crochet makes.
A few months ago, I thought I would try and make myself a jacket / shrug. I had seen the pattern on the Drops website , and although had never made anything so complicated was keen to have a go. I bought this gorgeous yarn . To be honest I was a little nervous making something that had to "fit", but actually it was more simple than I had anticipated. I'm not sure I enjoyed making it though! Not sure why. I wasn't convinced I was going to like the finished item either. But now it's done, I actually rather like it and have worn it several times already. I can see it being worn a lot as it's a useful piece of clothing for this time of year.
I need to improve my "selfie" photography!
My other recent make has been a sunglasses case. I saw the pattern in the latest Inside Crochet magazine.
I really like it. Much better for me than anther boring solid case that I always lose. Hopefully this one will always be visible, and uniquely mine!
I was so proud of myself. Anyone who knows me, will know that I am terrified of a sewing machine. I think it goes back to my school days and a rather stern needlework teacher. I can turn my hand to most crafts, but sewing is a challenge! I have a very small, basic machine, and decided I had to line the case for it to be useable. I know the top edge isn't straight, the one on the inside which is hidden is perfect! But even so, I am quite pleased with how it turned out!
Fingers crossed for a sunny week.
A good luck to all those households with children sitting exams.