Furry Welly Toppers

Furry Welly Toppers

My love affair with Erika Knight's Fur Wool continues. This is how I used my final skein... 

I combined a skein of Fur Wool with a skein of Maxi Wool (also by Erika Knight) and used this free pattern to create a pair of Furry Welly Boot Toppers.  The colourway for both yarns is "storm" and they are a great match - the ribbed part in the photo above looks greener than the furry bit but that's just my photo. Both yarns are a lovely shade of grey.

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iMake Book Club: February 2015 Book Choice

iMake Book Club: February 2015 Book Choice

After a short break over Christmas, I am delighted to launch the first iMake Book Club choice for 2015. This will be February's book. It is "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.

Incidentally, the next 6 books I read will be part of the 6 Book Challenge - I am entering as part of the iMake Book Club and also as part of the library team at my local College. Feel free to join me. 

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PebbleCAL - January Update

PebbleCAL - January Update

It's time for a Pebble Crochet-along update. Here's a glimpse of my progress (see above). These pebbles are nice and easy to make and very forgiving. For example, I have found myself running out of yarn on a few occasions so I just miss out a few of the middle rounds. I have the pattern pretty much memorised now so the are quick to make. I think I am quite a "loose" crocheter so I have tweaked the decrease section a bit to ensure I have no gaps. Instead of skipping a stitch I use the decrease method in the video below. 

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My Favourite Things Knitalong: Finished Cowl

My Favourite Things Knitalong: Finished Cowl

To say I am pleased with this project is an understatement! It was so much fun to do that I am tempted to do another...

The project was for the iMake "My Favourite Things Knitalong" which launched in August last year (full details here). If you are participating in the KAL, don't panic! I'll keep it open as long as people want it. If you are looking at this pattern for the first time and feel tempted to join the KAL then please feel free.  

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Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday

Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday

I need to confess something. I am obsessed with Moleskine notebooks (sketchbooks in particular). But, and this is the confession bit, I have never fully used one up. That's right; I have never finished one. I have lots of Moleskines with just a few pages used in them. Moleskines are ridiculously expensive so I deserve thoroughly slapped wrists for this! However, this year, I am doing something about it.

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