I made this a couple of weeks ago. It is a mohair mix that used to be a jumper in the 90’s. It was unravelled by a 92 year old woman and remade as a shawl by me for her daughter (my Mother-in-law!). The pattern is the Elise shawl I found on Ravelry. It was nice and straight forward to make.
It needed blocking, which I did directly on the bedroom carpet. I don’t have any fancy blocking boards (if such things exist). I’m not sure this method is recommended but it works for me. Any way, it turned out well so that’s all that matters.
As an accompanying gift to go with the shawl I made this reversible bag. The tutorial is clear and easy to follow. A few years ago I made a knitting needle case for my Mother-in-law out of the same fabric so I thought it would make a nice matchy matchy present. If I remember correctly the fabric was from Ikea. I probably bought it about four years ago. Hmm, I obviously didn’t press this bag very well.
I also made up a very quick project from the book Hook, Yarn and Crochet by Ros Badger. I bought a ball of King Cole Cottonsoft DK especially for this one. This was beautiful stuff to use. I’d love to make a baby blanket out of it but can’t justify it at the moment. If any one I know begets a child then I might consider spending the extra to buy some.
It’s a lamp shade cover! Now I’ve remembered that I still haven’t sewn in the ends yet, as soon as I finished it, it was shoved straight on. Maybe I’ll do that job today. It left the room a little bit darker but I like it. With the left overs I made four little coasters but I haven’t taken any pictures of those.
At the beginning of the week I came with up some excuse that these new vegetables were ready to eat. In reality they were super small and probably needed a weeny bit longer suckling from their roots.
Nevermind, we ate them anyway! I fried them in butter with garlic and lots of salt and pepper. Looking in the garden yesterday, everything has replenished and there are definitely some spoils to be had. Properly grown this time I reckon.
Good, now I feel as though I’m catching up with crafting projects. I have a few things half done and some things waiting to get started but I’ve also ticked other things off the list, which makes me feel better.
7 thoughts on “Some random crafting and baby vegetables”
The shawl looks lovely and the bag is gorgeous – great fabric. Clever light shade cover.
thank you. I really like the bag pattern and I want to make more!
Beautiful projects there and yummy veg! We harvested a lettuce the other day… tastes so much better home grown
Thanks! I waiting impatiently for my lettuces. It’s all a bit late here.
We probably grabbed it out too early, but there was very little room for it to grow any more. First time growing and I think we put them a little close together to start haha.
squeeze them in closely and the weeds can’t grow!?!
We have a balcony so they’re all in a planter … not sure any weeds could grow if they tried, they definitely are squashed in haha