It’s half-term here in MK and it’s a beautiful sunny day, if a little cold. I was up early with Si today as he’s still at work [he has Friday off] so I thought I’d keep him company and get the kettle on the hob for that much needed first cuppa. Once he’d left I got some time to just sit and reflect on the day ahead which is always a blessing.
I’ve nearly finished my second Spice of Life throw. This one is for my bedroom, yayyyy!! It’s not often I keep what I make but just occasionally I make something that is just for me. I’ve got a few rows to go and then I’m onto the border. I’ve yet to decide which border to use but it will come from the, ‘Around the Corner Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman. This is a book I’ve used so many times because it’s excellent, it’s worth remembering though that it uses US crochet terms. I haven’t used the suggested border from the pattern purely because it’s quite narrow and as it’s not a huge throw, a wider border just gives a bit more uummppff to the finished size. [Links to everything mentioned will be at the bottom of the post.]
I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Silver, Graphite, Cream, Camel, Clematis, Plum, Storm Blue and Petrol. I bought one ball of everything except the Graphite and Silver which I bought two of as I’m using these colours for the border. I also used a 4mm hook. Clover Amour are my hooks of choice because I have a rather weird way of holding the hook and the metal ones give me cramp in my fingers. They’re very smooth to use and lovely to hold. I can crochet for hours without any pain or discomfort, they were rather a revelation when I first used them.
Here are some photo’s. Click on them to see caption and enlarged image.
Okay, as promised here are the links to everything mentioned and, as always, I am not being sponsored by any of the products or companies: ~
Wool Warehouse ~ I buy the majority of my yarn [including all my Stylecraft] and hooks from here because they’re quite simply amazing.
Free pattern for Spice of Life throw ~ Courtesy of the designer, Sandra Paul @ Cherry Heart
Happy Hooking All