Happy (belated) New Year!


Happy New Year to all my creative friends 😊

This is a couple of days late as I was busy on New Year’s Day with boring housework before going back to work yesterday. 

I have also been creatively busy with the shawl I talked about last time 😊  I’m most of the way through it and I love the pattern and the yarn I’m using 💗  it’s my first time using Caron cakes and I love everything about it, it’s soft, the weight is lovely, the way the colours change is subtle and the colours themselves are gorgeous. I started with the Cherry Chip first wanting to save the Blackberry Mousse for the next one (I’m a “save the best til last” kinda girl 😁

Here’s the Cherry Chip Caron Cake as a little reminder:

Following the pattern is easy enough, it’s mostly chains and trebles (UK – doubles in US terms). It works up quickly and you can see the pineapples as they take shape, it’s really quite lovely. I am very much a visual person and where possible I love to follow a video, I feel like I’m working together with someone and I like to see other people’s techniques too. The video provided by Jonna is excellent and so easy to follow, she’s very clear and takes her time, and also she doesn’t go off topic which I have found with some videos I’ve followed previously. 

So here is my progress so far, I’m up to round 20 and hoping to finish by the end of the week 😊

I have also started the Kathryn Kerr 365Challenge which is to make a quilt  block a day for a year. I’ve never heard of this before and it was my bestie K that suggested we do it to keep us both motivated all year. As it’s only 3rd January today, and I was back in work yesterday, I’ve only managed two block and cut out the third. Hopefully tonight I will be up to date, I had planned on just cutting out through the week and piecing them on the weekend, but as the first few are simple they didn’t take long to do 😊

I would love to see what you’re all up to 😊

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 11.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font: 10.0px ‘Apple Color Emoji’; font-kerning: none}

Happy crafting 💗 xxx

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