Wednesday 28 March 2012

Good things come in three's.

It just so happens that there are three projects and three books this week for Ginny's yarn along.  So let me introduce you...

This rippling star is going to (hopefully) turn into this, a jacket.  I had seen the pattern ages ago on ravelry and then asked for the cotton for Christmas from my Mum.  It has been picked up and put down as things with shorter deadlines have come and gone, as is the way with doing something for yourself, it never seems to be high on the priority list.  But this week has seen me pick it back up, and I want to get it finished in time for a wedding in September.   Without a deadline, despite it being a gorgeous pattern, I don't think it will ever get finished, as is the way with how I work!

Another two projects I have been working on.  A present for Ethan for his birthday next week.  It WILL be a minecraft creeper, like this.  But for now it looks more like a mallet!  I have used three strands of different coloured green DK yarn to try and get a pixel effect, like in the game.  It seems to be working out ok.  And the little pokeball keyring is a little something I put together from this pattern, as a gift for Luke to give at a party he is going to at the weekend. 

 As for reading, I am still picking up Car Sick, and Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales.  But my book of choice has to be Radical Homemakers.  I had seen Jacqui reading it a while ago, and checked out the library, but to no avail.  But then was able to pick up a second hand copy the other day online, and I am loving it. 


  1. WOW! The crocheted jacket pattern looks amazing and I LOVE the yarns you are using for yours.
    I am intrigued by the Radical Homemakers book - what is it about?

  2. Your jacket is coming along beautifully, we have the Easter holidays upon us, surely that means more crafting time, in my head I am really hoping it does. :) x

  3. That star looks amazing!
    I have toyed with buying that book too as Jaqui loved it!!
    The car sick book sounds realy interesting, too!

  4. Reading and yarny things, what a lovely combination!

  5. Love the star, it looks amazing!!! A few people I know have been reading Radical Homemakers, it has had mixed reviews, will be interested to see what you think of it.

    Happy Yarn Along!

  6. I look forward to seeing your FOs! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Looks like your hook is getting a workout there. Love the ripple star pattern and your colours are gorgeous.
    Interesting reading - will need to look out for the knitting one.
    Enjoy your progress.

  8. The star jacket is a very cool idea, I can't wait to see how it turns out!


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