Friday, 7 December 2012
Happily reflecting !! part 2
Well as promised I came back and I think to be away for only 4 ish hours is not bad going!! In fact by my usual standards that is almost as fast as the speed of light .
Before I was so rudely interrupted by the clock telling me my time was up I was Happily reminiscing about my 40th Birthday and how generously people had treated me to fabulous gifts . Two of my friends who know what makes me tick got me vouchers for my favourite local wool shop , Purl and Jane . The shop is run by the very talented Knitting Designer Jane Ellison , the shop is quite bijou but she has packed it with the most delightful range of natural yarns . Jane stocks all her own patterns and Hand knit kits , books , knitting and crochet accessories as well as Hand knitted garments. If you ever come to Skipton you must give her a visit you can find the shop details here :www.purlandjane.co.uk. As you can imaging I had to have a hard think about what I might buy from Purl and Jane then it came to me .
So here goes !
Yarn :you will need any skeins of unwanted Tapestry Wool ( charity shops are always a good place to pick up and build a stash up of this ).
Hook: 4 mm
Pattern for coloured centres :
Foundation Ring : Using chosen colour work 5 ch and join with ss to form a ring .
Round1 :Chain 3 ( counts as 1 tr) , 15 tr into ring, join with ss into 3 rd of 3 ch (16 tr) . If you wish to change colour for next round break off yarn .
Round 2 : If changing colour for this round join yarn to tr of previous round where you just broke the yarn off .
Chain 3 ( counts as 1 tr) 1 tr into first tr( you now have 2 tr in your first tr), 1 tr into your next tr, you are now going to work in alternatives of two tr then 1 tr into each next tr until you have 24 tr. you should end with 1 tr into last tr. Join with ss into 3 rd of 3 ch.
treble=tr ,slip stitch =ss , chain =ch.
I hope this makes sense!!!!!
I apologise now if it doesn't .
The next part of this pattern will follow as soon as I have got my head around writing it and got my crochet friend to check it !!
So I had a fab 40th and am looking forward to the projects I am embarking on , I'm also on with the Granny Square jumpers for my next batch of hares and am looking forward to starting these!!! As well as finishing some Tree cushions .
Also the last of my Christmas stock is now in my shop on etsy .
Phew I'm ready to sit down with some crochet now !! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping by xx