Friday, 10 January 2014

Yarn Tales

I love crafting in my spare time and 
this week I've enjoyed crocheting and knitting using some lovely yarn.
I used cotton ones for this crochet project

and these super chunky wool (with super big knitting needles)
to make myself a snood (or is it a cowl?)

I've enjoyed working with these yarns and it's been fun getting
my knitting needles out again. It's actually been ages since
I've done any knitting and my knitting skills are the same
as my crochet ones--still at beginner's level, still learning.
Even with the simple stocking stitch I still made mistakes and
had to unravel a row or two every now and again.
I do envy those who can easily knit up a garment in an evening.

 I got there eventually and I'm very happy with my snood.
It's nice and soft, much warmer than I've expected.
I'll hopefully stay toasty wearing this when the colder weather
comes next week.

Just before the new year I treated myself to a copy of Simply Crochet
and a couple of old magazines. They're all full of beautiful and inspiring
projects and I have enjoyed looking through them with many
cups of tea and some treats.

There are clothes and home accessories in these copies
of stitchcraft that won't look out of date if worn or used today.
I've found this particularly interesting, how trends and styles
keep coming back.

There's a particular project in one of these magazines that
I'm very keen to make. I have all the needed yarn and I'm really
looking forward to getting started. Hope to be back soon
 with more happy yarny tales and makes.

Thanks for reading!

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Love your snood/cowl! It looks really soft and cosy, you have done a great job with it. I like the colours of your new yarn, I have used that yarn before and it really lovely to both knit and crochet with.
    Marianne x

  2. I really like your snood/cowl. I always thought it was a snood if it was worn over the head, and a cowl if worn around the neck. I've no idea if that's right though! But I think your knitting is very good, don't be too hard on yourself. x

  3. Hi Marion,

    I love the cowl that you made. You're so good in knitting/crocheting and I don't think you're at beginner's level at all. I think I see some cherry brooches on the first photo ; )

    Have a great day!

  4. I love your snood! it looks so cosy too.
    Can't wait to see what you'll be using those lovely yarns for!
    love jooles xxx