Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Fetching Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Do you like the gloves I've been knitting? I am telling you, this is t-h-e perfect knitting project. 

You only need a ball or so of yarn and they are a really fast knit so you wont find them lurking in the bottom of your knitting bag come the spring because you lost interest. I think I completed these in about a weeks worth of lunch breaks!  

In a recent interview Jane Richmond said that her advice for beginners was to 'choose a pattern that is just a little out of your reach, a pattern that will teach you something new' and I think I would totally agree with this thinking after tackling this Knitty glove pattern.

With just the knit and purl stitches under my belt and some help from YouTube I was able to complete these with not too much trouble even though Id never done cables or knitted on double point needles. I will admit I had to start over a couple of times but with only 15 stitches on each needle it wasn't too heartbreaking to rip out a few lines.

I hope you like the Fetching gloves as much as I do. If you have any other glove patterns you would like to share feel free to leave a link in the comments section. I think I'm a little bit in love with knitting gloves right now.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Are you all ready to get your craft on? Click here to see what Craft Hope are doing for the victims of the Haiti earthquake and how you can get envolved through crafting. You can even help  raise money for Doctors Without Boarders by shopping at the new Craft Hope Etsy store.

Let all go on over to Craft Hope and find out how we can do our bit!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Paper Doll Downloads from Wee Wonderfuls


Doesn't this take you back! I used to love playing with paper dolls and was so excited to find these for download over on Hillary Lang's blog Wee Wonderfuls. Wouldn't this be fun to work on if you have little peeps at home what with all these cold wintry afternoons we're having? Pop on over to Wee Wonderfuls to get your paper dolls now.

psst! Wee Wonderfuls is on Twitter, follow Hillary by clicking here :)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Ta Da! : My Make, Do and Mend Quilt

Hello all! I hope you had lots of time for crafting over the holidays and that you are feeling refreshed as we go into 2010 after a lovely break. 

I wanted to pop in an tell you all about this amazing quilting kit I got from my lil sis for Christmas, (following some major hinting on my part I should add!).

You can see the finished quilt below which took me just under a week to complete. 


I had been wanting to make a quilt for ages but came away overwhelmed with the choice of fabrics, batting and designs to choose from and ended up with a million things in my Etsy cart but no orders placed! When I came across Deb's beautiful, modern kits which have everything you need to get started, and I mean everything - fabric for your quilt top, bottom and border, batting, freezer paper, template, instructions, I literally did a happy little dance. I could stop procrastinating and get started :)

I found the kit simple to put together as the instructions were easy to follow and have now been totally bitten by the quilting bug. The best thing about completing the Make, Do and Mend Quilt kit is that its given me the confidence and know how to get quilting on my own as its really not as complicated as you'd think! As we speak I have a whole bundle of gorgeous Erin McMorris fabric winging its way to me from the Fabric Closet for my next quilting project.  

So, did you all get what you were hoping for? I'd love to know what projects you've been working on so leave a comment below and tell me all about your christmas holidays.