Sunday, February 26, 2017

You know how much I like to tease?

Partly because I have enjoyed the Secret Garden so much and partly because I am a sucker for punishment, I am planning another CAL - Space Odyssey.

Here are the colours I have chosen.
Saffron, Spice, Copper.
Teal, Aspen, Sage.
Cloud Blue, Aster, Royal.
Silver, Graphite, Black.
White, Lipstick.

More Butterflies

Block 4.
An important thing to be aware of is that it changes from rounds to rows and back to rounds.

You need to use a lot of numbered stitch markers on the butterfly. I suggest you use different coloured yarn and make a list giving each colour a number. The wing tips are attached through the bottom layer only. All other marked stitches are attached through both layers.

For more information go to the Secret Garden web page.

Birthdays, Butterflies and Frogs.

Yesturday was my birthday. It was also the first Yarn Yard open day of 2017.

Benjamin made me some gorgeous Butterfly earrings.

He is studying at the Goldsmiths Centre in London and used some of his work experience time to make them.
Heather made me a cake.

Those of you who crochet will understand the theme perfectly!

The open day went well. I had a few visitors who had come for my birthday rather than the yarn.
It was not as busy as I had hoped but I had some customers I hadn't seen before and gained two new students. That made it quite a successful day as far as I am concerned.

The next one is on April 8th so make sure that you put it in your Diary.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Following on........

Block 3.
The large flower is made in a sinilar way to the dranfly which is why I chose this one next.

For more information go to the Secret Garden web page.