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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Year Projects

Now Christmas and all the projects that go with it is over, I am able to choose new projects to get stuck into in the new year. I have spent the last 2 months itching to get started on these, but knew I had to finish the Christmas decorations and presents that I had planned.

I seem to have several projects on the go at once, which is something I usually like to try and avoid! First up is my attempt at a large filet crochet project. I love trying new styles and I think the effect of filet crochet looks amazing. I had only made coasters before so I decided to do a table runner. I found a great pattern in Inside Crochet magazine and chose DMC Petra in yellow as my yarn. I really enjoyed this project, sometimes it is great following a pattern and I found this one flowed quite nicely. I am pleased with the outcome, I just need to press it and then decide where in my house to put it!

Next up is a 'work in progress' still, I have decided to make myself a cardigan. I haven't made many clothes before and new year means trying new things. I plumped for DROPS Eskimo yarn, again in yellow (I love yellow!). This is a lovely thick and affordable yarn which comes in many striking colours, perfect for my cardigan.
I will keep you posted on how this comes along, I get a feeling it may take me a while!!

Lastly I made some lovely leaf coasters as Christmas presents, again the pattern was from Inside Crochet. I was really pleased with how easy they were to hook and lovely the finished project looked I have decided to make a load more as potential sale items for either my Etsy page or for a craft fair. I used Stylecraft cotton DK weight yarn for these and I have to admit cotton is my favourite yarn to crochet with at the moment, I am a little obsessed with it!
Hopefully I will continue and finish these projects, however knowing me I will probably start something else new!