Tuesday 30 November 2021

The Sky Blanket - November


I can't believe it's the end of November already and that I only have one month of sky blanket to go!


The blanket is huge now but only needs one more row before it's finished.  It means the squares stop on 26th December, but I want to add an edge to the blanket which will take me to the end of the year no doubt.


What a crazy project!  I'll be glad to finish and be able to devote my time fully to whatever other project I'm working on, I have a few on my list.

Monday 15 November 2021

Another Hat


In July I posted a hat I'd knitted for running in.  I was pretty happy with that hat, so decided to try out some other colours, but then I started working on another project and it sat on the table for ages half finished.

Then when I went back to it I ran out of grey wool, so instead of a grey hat with some purple and blue detailing I ended up with a hat with purple and blue stripes.  Nothing wrong with that, but not quite what I was aiming for.


Not to worry.  I still think its quite a nice hat, so instead of upsetting 'im outdoors and undoing it, I'll add it to the pile of hats due to be sent to Hats for the Homeless in the next week or so. I hope someone will find it useful.

Sunday 7 November 2021

Freshwater Silver Pearl Necklace


A couple of weeks ago I went to The Big Bead Show at Sandown Racecourse.  I've had it on my wish list for ages, but of course everything got cancelled for the last 18 months.  It was my first inside event, but it was good.  Lots of space, not too many people and lots of lovely beads.


I was particually looking for beads and findings for my kumihimo projects, but then I found these freshwater pearls and fell in love.  They reminded me of a necklace one of my old colleagues wore and wondered if I'd be able to create something similar for myself.


There were so many things to look at and I bought many more things than just the pearls.  I must say thank you to Sarah Downton who had beautful handmade glass beads on display.  She answered my question on how she made her necklaces and what materials she used.

I was then able to use her advice to create my own pearl necklace. I'm so pleased with it.  It's lovely and light weight, so very easy to wear, but I also adore the colours of the pearls, sometime silver, sometimes blue, sometimes pink.

When we finally start going back into the office, I think this will be a lovely addition to some of my outfits.