Monday, October 28, 2013

Swatch that...

Here is a small crochet swatch of the yarn from my first attempt at spinning. 



Lumpy and bumpy though still pretty I think. 

Lisa x

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Just had to share....

I just had to share this beautiful sunrise with you (Decker Park, Brighton QLD)





Enjoy your Sunday, wherever you may be and in whatever you do. 

Lisa x



What did you guess??


It's another baby jacket, I thought as I couldn't finish the first one I started as I ran out of yarn that I'd make another. I've plenty of spare wool this time so no risk of running out at the very end :-).

Enjoy your Sat night. 

Lisa x

Sunday, October 20, 2013

You spin me right round, baby right round...

My spinning is improving from week to week. I was spinning this afternoon and this evening and I'm starting to feel relaxed while spinning. Let's how much I improve over the next few months. 

Last week


Today




Have a great week 

Lisa x

Friday, October 18, 2013

Crikey! I've learned a hard lesson

I was feeling very excited this week as I was almost finished crocheting my first baby jacket. I was soon feeling blue when I realised I would run out of yarn just before I completed it. Off to lincraft I went to buy another ball of Lincraft baby grand only to find they have packed it away for summer to make room for Xmas stock so it will be early 2014 before I can buy more. 




I'm feeling immensely frustrated that I can't finish my project and have learned the lesson to always buy more than you think you'll need, I've given myself a smack. 

On a more positive note I'm heading to the Brisbane Stitch and Craft fair today with a friend. I'm looking forward to it as I haven't been to a fair for a few years. I'm also planning my next project, a lace shawl. I am thinking of making it in white. 

Have a great weekend and happy hooking! 

Quote for the day:

"The most expensive thing in life is regret" by a friend. 

Lisa x

Monday, October 14, 2013

Woohoo, I'm in a spin!

I'm sorry for not posting for a while, I've had a busy week and a half finishing up one job and starting a new job based in the city. I'm so pleased to no longer be working away from home, it's so lovely being home all the time. 

I now get the train to work (40min ride) so I am loving the free time to sit back and crochet on the way to the office and home again each day. Working in the city also means I can go regularly to night owls meetings with the QLD Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists and practice my spinning. 

One of the ladies in my group suggested I practice getting into the rhythm by spinning my wheel without the wool to get used to it. So far it's working as tonight I put on some jazz tunes and sat back to spin some wool, it worked yay!! 



I'm very happy with my progress so far, I think if I spend 30 mins spinning every night I'll be spinning yarn like a pro in no time, well that's the dream anyway hehe. 

I've also been crocheting a cute baby jacket, here are some pics with more progress pics to come. 





Have a great week

Lisa x

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Drum roll please......Ta Da!!

Well it's official, my crochet collar in lipstick pink cotton has had a pink pearl button purchased at Lincraft added and a light press with the iron. I'm very impressed and I'm now inspired to make another.

So, what do you think? Are you inspired to make a crochet collar? I'm a beginner and I'm impressed with just how easy it was to make, though it doesn't look like the one from the pattern I used it is still just as pretty. 






If you would like to use the pattern I used head on over to ravelry and look up the party time collar by Crocknits.



Have a fantastic long weekend.

Lisa x