Friday, April 10

Next round of the Chunky Monkey Cal is posted...

After stage 4 there is just stage 5 to do and it will be complete.
 14 colours and 100 colour combinations
 A cushion and thow pattern....its an old pattern from a couple of years ago, with a 2015 update.
Hope you will all join in...

Monday, March 23

Stage 3 of the Chunky Monkey Cal posted

click link for round 3 and colour chart
Rounds 4 and 5 still to come...still time to join in
fill-ins and border to come in two ore stages

Thursday, February 19

Chunky Monkey Cal up and running

Chunky Monkey CAL up and running.
the first stage of the Pattern plus a simple version too if you dont fancy doing a three colour change....two free patterns being released in stages.
Hope you'll join the fun

Wednesday, February 18

Chunky Monkey CAL: A 14 colour Octagon throw


The Chunky Monkey Throw
The first part of the pattern will be added to the site this week and the packs of yarn can be bought from 
Loremar Yarns. Link to be added soon
Further details will be added to the YarnArt site through the week
Link to site
Chunky Monkey Cal will be Similar but different to this throw
14 colours in a 3 round octagon with fill-ins, no holes

Sunday, December 14

Selection of new cushions for Christmas, inspired from a motif in my Book Granny Squares 1

We needed some new cushion covers for the lounge I had some cream and pale grey  

 and i wanted to use them with a touch of gold to match the new sofa throws

Inspired by the motif in my first book Granny Squares

But with some changes, I used
with my favourite middle this time the finger easy and no kno and no ends to deal with...some one at one of the shows commented it looks almost like an embroidered centre.

Patons woll blend Aran weight and 6mm hook so I only needed 9squares for each side
The grey is a bit scratchy but perfect for cushions that need to take some use.
Finger wrap to start
then the flower from the book then finish with a granny shell round

The Ivory cushion is another Aran but I'm not sure of the brand
used a 5mm hook for this one so i needed 16 motifs per side

The Bobble side is a basic circle cushion with 3 and 4 rounds of bobble stitches added
 and the flower side is this
 Loving the touch of gold and the two colour striped band

Wanted 2 Ivory and 2 grey but run out of time now to do another year i will make another


Thursday, December 11

A Granny star or Snowflake

Sorry for being absent for so 2 is finished just the proof reading to do still doing design work but some free time to play before Christmas.
Been trying to make the blogs easier to use so lots of old patterns are listed on the right hand side and i will do my best to share a new pattern or two from now on.
The first is.....
US Terms as always on my blogs
It's late now to take pictures of how too so I will add them in the morning
but this is the Snowflake Mat

Granny Snowflake Mat Pattern

Chunky or two strands of DK worked as one, 6mm hook.

A loose finger wrap of 6 wraps,
Round 1: 3dc, ch1, 3dc,  ch1 repeat 4 more times, sl st to complete. ( 6x3 dc)
Round 2: 2dc ch3, 2dc in each ch sp, sl st to complete.
Round 3: 2dc, ch3, 2dc in ch3 sp, 2dc in in next sp, repeat 5 more times sl st to complete. (6 sides)
Round 4: 3dc, ch3,3dc in ch3 sp, 2dc in next 2 sps, repeat for all sides, sl st to complete.
Round 5: repeat round 4 with 3 side sps.
Round 6: repeat round 4 with 4 side sps.
Round 7: start in a corner sp, ch5, sl st into point, ch6, sl st into point, ch5, sl st into point, sc into next 6 sts, miss 2 sts, sc into next 6 sts, repeat for all sides, sls t to complete.
Makes a mat approximately 12" (30.5cm) from point to point

Update...decided no pictures needed so simple to follow

Great for decorations, coasters or joined together in a wrap or scarf

 Great buy from The Works....with teeny tiny sequine yarn £1 a ball and i'm sure it will make 6 stars 6" (15.25cms) point to point

Monday, October 6

Triangle bag is finished...

About 23" x 17" so it will hold a lot of yarn...been a fun project over the weekend as i was on my own had a little time to play.
Off to London tomorrow....going to be fun.

Saturday, October 4

Decorated a little bag i made a few months to the show with me

Decorated Bag in Stylecraft Harequin and a 6mm hook
Hoping to finish the Triangles wool bag to go with me too....Stylecraft Classique Cotton
 There's been a lot of triangle in my work this ast 18months or more....
 Special and Life from Stylecraft worked as a double strand or use the Chunky or Aran now there is a good colour rangle
Have fun...cya at the show next week if you are going.

Monday, September 29

Almost there...last 5 designs finished, the patterns almost written........Plus the last chapters to write, a few commissioned designs to do and then I can take a bit of time off.
Worked over 12 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday trying to complete the last 5 designs...and write the patterns but i didn't quite make it, another day should see the last posting.
A cushion to go with the throw I made earlier this year or was it late last year...time does fly!

Soon be time for the next London trip and the Knitting and Stitch show.
Can't wait.

Thursday, September 25

A little bag for my hooks and things...complete with a Stylecraft Flower Key ring.

Almost finished Book 2 and Book 3 has been great is that?
Everyone seems to be really pleased with the projects I have sent for the Book 2 and Jonathan (GMC Publisher) asked me if  was ready for Book 3!!
We met at the Excel Show on Monday.
I made the bag to go to the show with...a bit of fun.

Don't forget, if you are at the Knitting and stitch show from the 8th October, pop in and say hello....I'll be on the Stylecraft stand.
pictures of the Excel Stylecraft stand this last weekend...fabulous job Carol, loved the stand and great to catch up with the whole team again too.

Forgot to say, any one passing the Parade shopping centre in Shrewsbury at 10.30 Friday morning there is a coffee morning happening in 
A pottery painting shop run by Kerry...sorry Kerry forgot to say. Yes I will be there so cya later
It's in aid of the Macmillan fund