Not a reference to the weather (which is wonderfully warm for this time of year in Scotland) but to my latest crochet project – which is a lobster:
The pattern is from ‘Crochet one skein wonders’ by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman, a book which I feel sure will be the inspiration for several projects to come. I did modify the pattern slightly – by putting pipe cleaners in his claws, and making the tail rather longer than was suggested, but overall it was an easy pattern to follow and very satisfying to make. He is made in Scheepjeswol stonewashed 4 ply ‘Carnelian’ on a 3mm hook (I think!) and he is really rather lovely.
I said a while ago that I wanted to try a crossed trebles blanket in a blue colourway and here it is:
The yarns are Scheepjeswol cotton 8 (4-ply) in grey, grey-blue, light grey and jeans blue, and Rowan summerlite (4 ply) in high tide.
I had hoped to finish it in time to take a photo with the bluebells in flower. I didn’t quite manage it but I have kept the name anyway!
You might remember my first foray into multi-coloured moss stitch here, and wonder what that led to next. Well like all the best projects that one spawned another idea even before I had finished it. So today I present to you my first three coloured moss stitch:
Hugely simpler to make than the two coloured version, as it involves no sewing in of ends.
I really like the tweed effect too.
Made in Scheepjeswol XL Moonstone, Deep amethyst, and Lilac quartz on a 6mm hook.