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Happy New Crochet Year!

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I haven’t blogged in over a month, where has the time gone! I’ve been so caught up with Christmas, work, in the process of buying a house, packing up my current house, new years eve, going back to work, and finally getting well and truly sick! Fhew, I have been crocheting, if you follow my Facebook and instagram you would have seen it 😉
I’ve made a few shawls, scarfs, started a few blankets, an even finished a few! I’ll put the details up over the next few weeks. I’ve got a lot of crochet plans for this year so hopefully it doesn’t go that fast!
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Projects

It’s been a busy few weeks! I’ve gone through my entire stash and found HEAPS of yarn and projects I had forgotten about. I am on a total yarn ban until I use at least half of my stash.  At this rate I should be ready to buy more wool in about 19 years. I’m going to undo a bunch of half finished projects as I’m just not feeling them anymore or had better ideas for the yarn.

I’m in the process of turning our study into a crochet cave so at least I can see what I have to work with.  I’ve managed to finish a call the midwife blanket that I had sitting around for months which allowed me to start a stash busting blanket. I had a bunch of half used Stylecraft Special DK sitting here taking up space so I’m turning that into a giant blanket. I’m almost done with it now and thankfully used a lot of the yarn up! Just a simple granny square blanket but in very random colours.

I started another scarf with some of my souvenir wool with is fun!

 

Yarn Review: Regia Hand-dye Effect

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Yarn Name: Regia Hand-dye Effect

Colourway: Fog
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply
Blend: 70% new wool, 25% polyamide and 5% acrylic
Ball Weight: 100g (3.5oz)
Colour: Long colour transitions with hand dyed effects 
Knots/joins: One tiny join that was easy to hide
Suitable for: Socks, scarfs, shawls, anything wearable!

Notes: I found this yarn at a tiny craft store I visit. This wool feels like it’s hand spun with some slight imperfections where the yarn got thinner. I was making a scarf so this was not an issue, but i would imagine it would cause some worry if you were working on another project. The effect of this yarn is amazing, totally looks like a one off hand spun and dyed ball of wool. I would use this again if I ever found it again!

Finished: Spiral Blanket 2

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After months and months of delaying this blanket due to heat I have finally finished! I dyed the wool using my technique which you can find here. The unique nature of each ball of wool plus the spiral pattern of the blanket creates something totally random and awesome! I added a fringe because fringes are cool haha

All up I used about 16 balls of 50g wool for the centre and 3.5 for the Continue reading Finished: Spiral Blanket 2

Yarn Bowls

 

I recently found this amazing ceramic designer who makes these yarn bowls! I’ve been searching for a ceramic bowl like this for quite some time, but all I could find was international sellers and it was too risky to post. Luckily there was a stall at the local Australia Day celebrations which featured the local pottery club (http://www.goldcoastpotters.com/)

I couldn’t decide between the blue one and the sheep one, so i got both! It’s always nice to support local businesses, especially those who hand made items. Details for the amazing lady that made the bowl are below, she is located on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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