Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Stash sort out time

It's that time of year - the stash sort in order to justify buying more at the sales but then realising you have far too much already and then promising not to buy any more yarn for a year but then buying some anyway.

Or something like that.

Whatever it is, I have sorted some of my stash and am feeling quite smug that I have put 4 lots for sale on eBay and have regained a little order over the unruly mass.  My baskets are looking neat and tidy, some wips have been unravelled and a huge knot of 3 colours of cotton has been untangled.

Now where did I put that ball of chunky dark green?

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Star Crazy

Since discovering this fantastic pattern from Michelle on Ravelry I have become just a little star crazy.  I am seriously addicted to them.  I've made 2 Christmas garlands, some sparkly ones for gift tags and 12 in shades of blue.

There is no end to the variations.  I'm thinking of decorating my tree with a variety of these next year.

The sparkly ones on the presents were made from  Sirdar Ella using a 4mm hook.

For the blue ones I used Rowan 4ply cotton and a 3mm hook.