It is often the case that summer in the Highlands requires more in the way of warm and waterproof clothing than it does sun glasses or sunscreen.
Even so I am being a little premature in starting my hot water bottle production line just now:
Made in Scheepjeswol XL in linen stitch on a 6mm hook. The colours are: Blue apatite and Amazonite, Garnet and Corundum ruby, Deep amethyst and Lilac quartz, all with Pink quartzite.
A couple of people recently have looked at my spiders and thought they were crabs. I am not quite sure why (Do you get black crabs?) but it has prompted me to have a go at making some:
It turns out that crabs have eight legs plus two pincers, so they were a bit more fiddly than the spiders, plus I had to strengthen the pincers with pipe cleaners. Made in scheepjeswol Xl in coral on a 6mm hook. I have called them ‘Nip’ and ‘Tuck’
Now will anyone mistake them for orange spiders?
I have been playing around with making some extra-large jellyfish, and this morning I had two volunteers to show them to you:
Made with Scheepjeswol XL blue apatite, amazonite and crystal quartz. Single stranded on a 6mm hook for the smaller jellyfish and double stranded on a 10mm hook for the larger one.
Apparently the spider shop has run out of spiders, so I have spent a happy week-end making some more:
And it isn’t even hallowe’en!
Unexpected snow this week, and a good excuse to make another hot water bottle cover. This time in blue.
Made in Scheepjeswol XL in blue apatite, amazonite and moonstone, on a 6mm hook.
It is still pretty wintry here, and it seemed like a good time to try a different colour-way for my tweed effect hot water bottle cover.
Made in Scheepjeswol stonewashed XL in black onyx, smokey quartz and moonstone on a 6mm hook. One cover needs 1 ball of each colour. The stitch is my ‘three colour moss stitch’ but I have seen it called ‘linen stitch’ elsewhere. Pattern available on request.