Wednesday 30 October 2019

Another Crochet Project

I like to have some knitting and crochet on the go so that I can pick it up while watching TV - I have to admit this is so that I can hopefully stay awake to watch a whole programme!!  Trawling around the internet - as you do - I found this pattern for the oddly-named 'Virus' shawl which is triangular and there is also a square version to make a blanket. A shawl is really handy to wear around the shoulders to keep warm and nicer than a cardigan I think.  I chose a variegated yarn to make my shawl and here it is draped over my office chair.  I enjoyed  making this, mainly because there are four rows to the pattern which gives a bit more variety when working rather than repeating the same stitch and row ad infinitum.  I'm planning on making another one in a different colourway as a Christmas present so I will have to get a move on with that in between making cards and all the other things I like to do.

Sunday 27 October 2019

On a Roll

I'm on a roll with Christmas cards at the moment and this one is being taken along to the Playground for the latest Snippets challenge because I've used up some snippets and also made more snippets by cutting into a new sheet of card.  I was reminded that I have a set of dog dies when I saw the card posted by my friend Anne and I've done something similar in using my little Scottie dog to make a Christmas card.  I die cut the dog using a scrap of black card with a TINY piece of red for the bow around his neck and he is joined on his snowflake background by a small stamped and die cut tree.  I cut the main background to size from a new sheet of printed card which left me with enough to cut the oval and I also have more snippets for another card.  The red and white layers, sentiment and snowflake were all cut from oddments. 

It is well worth a visit to the Playground to see the fabulous butterfly card made by the lovely Di - what patience she must have!  As usual the prize for one lucky person will be the dies she used to produce her card.

Oval and square dies - Toni
Banner - Sizzix die from Stampin' Up
Snowflake - die from Docraft
Sentiment - Gemini die
Scottie - unbranded die set
Tree - stamp and die set from Studio Light