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Whizzing backwards and forwards across the pond on and off of planes and trains requires planning. Projects to keep my itchy fingers busy need planning too. With my ever growing collection of yarn, usually odd balls that I couldn’t resist….. at that price it would be rude not to…. I’m always on the look out for patterns for small projects that travel lightly and use up what I have. This means that I’ll often grab a pattern and a yarn I like, a hook or needles that work with the yarn and “experiment” with a different gauge, no swatches for me! (bad, bad, bad) There have been a few disasters. Occasionally something works, like the Debbie Bliss baby bootees knitted up in aran weight then felted down into “wellies”. The Joelle Hoverson tea cozy downsized nicely to a hat, this is my second recently completed.
This baby sweater pattern by Nicki Trench used up a fair bit, I still need to get round to sewing it up – (note the one ball of this and the one ball of that). Stripes are perfect for odd leftovers but now there are leftover leftovers. (…..it will look more like the picture soon)
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to have a go at some filet crochet. Having tried a 1tr, 1ch lattice heart pattern in Simply Crochet Magazine, I’ve simplified to just the lattice (for easy airport picking up and putting down), using this one ball of gorgeous King Cole bamboo cotton I couldn’t resist at Unravel. It’s so soft and just the right colour!
(and that’s my little patchwork bag I carry my projects in). I’ll just continue the lattice until the ball runs out, I may even join it up into a cowl. It should be just the thing to sit in the top of my coat and keep the breeze off my neck now we have a different sort of white stuff in Central Park.
Beautiful Cherry blossom and blue sky at last, we’re catching up!
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