Yes, my trusty, and only, pair of 7.5mm needles have reached the bitter end of their life and are no more! This means, as of the current time, I am no longer able to continue with my blue cardigan - and I'm on the sleeves already!
Of course, I could easily have moved to one of my other WIPs in order to find something to keep my fingers amused, but that wasn't going to happen - was it?!
Oh no siree bob (whoever he is), I used this opportunity to start on the crochet shawl inspired by the delightful Pixie over at The Crafte Nook I found it on pin interest and immediately wanted to make my own. She wonderfully sent me a sample and a diagram to help me on my way.
|The picture that started it all!|
I'm not the best at decoding patterns though, so pondered a while about how to make said triangle. Then I remembered, for my birthday I had this wonderful book bought for me - and inside were triangles!!!!
Last night I made this beauty
I was very proud and went to sleep dreaming of crochet shawls.
Then at 3am the 5 year old woke me up and I couldn't go back to sleep, there was something wrong with my triangle! I spent 30 minutes looking at it, and studying pin interest and then realised, I needed to make a two-sided triangle instead!
This would have to wait until the morning but I went back to sleep happier knowing that I could find a way to solve my problem!
This morning I used the fabulous You Tube to find a how-to for a half granny square (for this is what it's called) and began. This is where I got to before having to go to work today. I think it's looking mighty fine!
I also got some fantastic post today, I ordered this beautiful broach from Pixie and it arrived this morning. Gorgeous isn't it?!
|As modelled by Pixie herself|
|As modelled by me on my furry gillet|
Did you get any nice post today?