I've been busy, busy, busy, so this is just a quick update to say that I received my order of beautiful fabric yarn from Chompa Handmade. Exciting stuff! I'll be turning this into a rug with my 15mm hook. Not sure if I'll want to incorporate any mandala design features. The flowery print is so pretty that I … Continue reading Flowery Fabric Rug
Apart from the odd cotton bikini or denim crop, January was almost exclusively devoted to rug-making. To say that I've developed an obsession is probably an understatement. Addiction has been thrown around by some and, although I'd love to say "I can stop anytime I want!" I really, really can't now. My fabric yarn stash … Continue reading January recap: Rugs!
Current crochet designer crush: Laura aka Susi Miu. Have you seen her Instagram account? Her designs are gorgeous, her photography is flawless, she herself is gorgeous and flawless – I have scrolled through (read: studied in alarming detail) every Insta photo, more than once. I even practised my spanish and read her blog. I came across … Continue reading Learning How to Make a Mandala Rug
My lovely, much needed Christmas break is over! It was a perfect balance of lying on my bed all day and constant, busy activity. My plans to knit and crochet the whole week long were dashed when my doctor told me I wasn't allowed to knit with acrylic until the summer was over due to sudden extreme dry skin on … Continue reading First project of 2017
Knitmas is upon us and I have a list (checked twice) of knitting and crochet projects to finish! This is the first Christmas in a few years that I’ve decided to not make gifts for anyone but to dedicate the break to getting through those unfinished projects instead. So most of the items on this … Continue reading A Holly Jolly Knitmas: WIPs
Over the last couple of weeks I've been working on a new pattern for a simple loose-knit jumper. Every time I work on a new design, it's just a given that the first go is going to be a bit crap. And yet I'm still half-hopeful I'll slip on a freshly-seamed garment and go 'Woah! Got it in … Continue reading The trials and tribulations of a new jumper design
Last week, my partner in crime and I went down to the beach before work and took some knitting photos. I love these three as a photo essay set because they show the delicate procedure of readying oneself for photo-taking. Step 1: Put on item you wish to photograph despite not being able to see … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Photo Shoot