Monday, October 18, 2010

Tendrillon Testing

I jumped at the chance to test another pattern by the designer of DD's favourite skirt.
Tendrillon Shrug (Ravelry Link)

This one is a shrug and I decided I'd make it for DD, this meant it had to be in an acrylic blend.
I chose Patons Zhivago in pink, mainly because it was in my stash and I knew I had enough and that I could keep accurate measurements, especially yardage.
The pattern has a cable running through it that looks very tendril like.
DD asked that it was firm around her arms but I did worry that it would be too small!
I worked hard at it so it flew along, but it ate yarn!
The good news is DD loves it. *phew*

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A plethora of squares

While we were away in Phuket for (the older of) my younger brother's wedding I managed to get a lot of crochet done.

A fair bit was done while sitting with the kids in 'Kids Club' - I know you should be able to leave your kids there and we did leave Little Miss 6, but Master 3 wanted to be there too so I had to hang around (didn't they know LM6 would look after him?).

These are all Ravelry links
Fisherman's Ring
Cat's Claw
Dream Catcher
suggestion square
Spring Breeze
Winter Dream
Velvet and Lace
Arches Square
Nordic Star
Flower Burst

Patong Flower - a pattern I wrote at the end of our trip while we were staying at Patong Beach, I am working on a 6", 10" and 12" pattern for this one. I have changed the edging but looking at this photo I might change it back.
I have enjoyed doing these squares.
I have also put a row round most the others so that they're all the same size, about 8".
Most of these squares took me a few hours to do and none of them were incredibly difficult.