Happy Thursday my lovely peeps…how are you all? Well I hope!
As promised I want to share my Easter Table Set pattern with you today. Hopefully you have all purchased some Scheepjes Larra and Lizzy in colours to match your rooms or other Easter Deco you might want to use on your table. It really is not difficult to find something matching as they are 49 shades of Larra and 11 shades of Lizzy to choose from, simply delicious!
You also need 3.5mm knitting needles and a 3.5mm crochet hook and when you are all set, just download the pattern by clicking this link HERE!
Now all you need is a nice cup of tea or coffee, your favourite chair to sit in and you are ready to begin (maybe the odd chocolate Easter egg would be lovely too)!
Have fun and please let me know how you get on, or even better why not mail me with some photos, I would love to see which colour combos you choose.
Hello lovely friends and readers, thank you for stopping by!
Another week has passed and brought us closer to Easter time. On Saturday I am off to the French Alps with a friend for some fresh mountain air, blue skies and hopefully some snow fun.
Before I am off I want to share my latest hot off the needles/hook project with you. Yes, my Easter table set is finished and I am really pleased with how it has turned out. Hope you like it too!
The table mats are knitted diagonally in simple garter stitch and the matching coasters are crochet in the round. I used one of my favourite cotton yarns for this project, Scheepjes Larra in yellow (7309) and grey (7327) and for a little Easter sparkle I added rows of Scheepjes Lizzy on the mats and a picot edging on the coasters in matching gold (03) and silver (02).
I will be writing up the pattern for this set whilst I am away ready for you next week. Why not get prepared by ordering the yarn between now and then so you are all set to get started right away next Thursday. You will need 2 balls of cotton and one ball of sparkle per set and these and many more luscious colours are available from the Deramores website here.
The sets are really easy and quick to make, and you can easily rustle up enough for a complete Easter table setting.
Hope to see you here next week for pattern sharing!
Hello everyone, welcome to March! This month we will celebrate the official beginning of Spring with gardens and countryside coming to live again. Days are definitely getting longer and, when the sun is out, warmer and Easter is just around the corner.
Thinking ahead to Easter and decorating the table for a lovely family get together over lunch or afternoon tea, I have started working on a festive little table set with a wee bit of added sparkle.
Ever searching for the perfect mercerised cotton yarn I think I have finally found it. This is Larra by Scheepjes, 100% mercerised cotton and available in 49 shades. The yarn has a sheen that is soft and subtle and is an absolute joy to work with as it doesn’t split and is easy to handle. I am adding a little glitz by using small quantities of Lizzy which unlike so many other sparkle yarns is made up of 80% Viscose and only 20% Polyester and comes in amazing 11 colours.
Test swatching is complete, sketches have been drawn and the Maths worked out. Knitting will commence shortly and hopefully by next week I have some progress to report and show.
Come and see me again then. Have a good week, fingers crossed for some sunshine!
Hello friends and fellow knitter’s! It’s been a dull and grey week with rain, fog and today even snow. During days like these I am always glad to be working in my studio. My wall of yarn, various moodboards, watercolour paintings by ‘my man’, the artist Mark Gittins, and other colourful bits and pieces definitely keep me happy and cheerful when the world outside looks a bit gloomy.
After returning from Germany and catching up on household chores, I have spent most of my time in said colourful studio, working on various new ideas. A big chunk of time has been spent working on my Spring Shawl project and after a couple of unhappy starts and ripping back, it is now growing into something I am really happy with.
In the end I decided to let the beautiful Scheepjeswol Invicta Colour Yarn speak for itself and not distract from it by using an overly busy pattern. I am working in garter stitch throughout, just throwing in the odd row of Invicta Extra for added interest.
I am hoping to have the shawl finished by next week to be able to share the Ta-Dah moment with you.
I don’t know about you, but I like to be prepared for spring when it finally comes. Maybe it’s to do with the fact that January is my least liked month. Usually grey, cold and wet, as rarely do we have a lot of the fluffy white stuff these days, the excitement of Christmas gone and all beautiful decorations packed away for another year.
This calls for some excitement of a different kind, and what better way to brighten up our days than with some beautiful yarn in a bright and cheerful colour. Scheepjeswol Invicta Colour is just that sort of yarn. Available in 21…yes 21 beautiful colours it is sure to but a bit of spring into your knitting.
I know what you are thinking…I only just made my South Bay Shawl using this yarn. Well ok, but you know, I loved it so much that I went ahead and got myself another ball of this loveliness. This time it is shade 964, beautiful pink and purple shades with a little dark grey and black running through. It’s always a little bit of a surprise using this yarn as one never knows exactly what lies in the depth of the yarn ball. But, I like surprises of the good kind and just for good measure I am throwing in some Invicta Extra in shade 1347, a little leftover from my Yarn Kit.
My head is buzzing with ideas! I am thinking semicircular which is an easy shape to wear. Some not too difficult lace, after all this is suppose to be a relaxing cheer me up project.
The possibilities are endless and I hope you will share in my excitement by following the Spring Shawl journey.
In the meantime you can drool over and purchase the yarn here or here.