Progress was made with the crochet tea cosy that was in the making last week, another finished item!
Here it is modelled by my blue teapot
and in use last Thursday evening
This was a pattern from Crochet Now magazine issue 14
As I'm getting more into knitting and crochet I'm using Ravelry more and if you want to follow me I'm on there as suewilduk. I've been to logging my projects there and following a few online groups.
I've watched quite a few You Tube vlogs (or podcasts) of several knitters and crocheters. The latest word I've come across is bi-stitchual - one who knits and crochets. I've enjoyed learning new techniques in both disciplines. These are the ones I'm currently following
Crafternoon Treats - Katherine, a crocheter from Yorkshire who also does yarn dyeing with locally spun yarn. She also has some short tutorial videos too.
Cherry Heart - Another crocheter and pattern designer Sandra also has tutorials on her blog and also is the designer for the new CAL coming up soon in Crochet Now
Sew Sweet Violet - Jools who sews, crochets and knits (mainly socks - theres a growing sock collection!)
Simply in Stitches - I've recently discovered this knitting tutorial podcast presented by Tina who has demonstrated sock knitting using short circular needles and is currently working on a top down knitted jumper.
It's so easy to get carried away with iPad in hand and using earphones to "waste" time watching You Tube!
Over on Instagram (I'm identified there as @suewilduk) some lovely crochet inspiration has come from The Patchwork Heart who has made some lovely colourful blankets and I loved the Beautiful Shells pattern that I had a go too, so this is my sample. Not sure yet if it will get bigger....
I've been typing this on the computer this evening, hence all the links, which I can't put on when composing this on the Blogger app on the iPad.
David and I are going away this for a week's holiday from this Saturday. Going to Malvern Spring Garden show and then back to Malvern the end of next week for Quilts UK.