Friday, August 21, 2020

Crafty Update

I haven't done one of these lately and now my Climbing Rose Wrap by Janie Crow is done, time to record it. I'm pleased with the colours and how it all worked out.

The colours of the Stylecraft Special Dk I used are Duck Egg for the main colour, Buttermilk, Cypress, Pistaschio, Pale Rose, Powder Pink and a bit of Cloud Blue. Janie Crow used double the colours but I decided to keep it as simple as I could.

If I ever did it again the puffy petals hexagon I would go down a size hook for the whole hexagon because the flower does puff up a bit when laying flat.

So my next project is the Eclectic Sweater from Cassie Ward, this will be the second time of making a garment the first one was frogged and at the time I vowed never again.

It will be interesting how it turns out, there was no way I was using 5mm on DK so I'm making the largest size. There was another problem the sweater is made to be quite short and with all my aches and pains I like a sweater to keep the whole of my back warm so I'm making it longer which is the easy part as long as I finish on the right rows.

Its been so hot lately I got my cross-stitch out I finished the outline on the above. What you can see is the marks that I'm going to need to get out.

And I started another but blow me I've got chocolate on it, where the hell did it find that so more stain removing to be done before I can finish. I just need to get a nice round and oval hoop to put them in and work out to finish off the back of the hoop.


Crafting Queen said...

Wow stunning pieces, love the first one.

Stamps and Paper said...

Debby your crochet is stunning and such beautiful colours...look forward to seeing your finished sweater


Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Your crochet is a glorious piece of work and your little ballerinas are so cute and beautifully stitched.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Debby what a talented lady you are, your wrap is stunning, beautifully made and your cross stitch is exquisite, Kate x x

Pat said...

That wrap is stunning Debby and the colours are gorgeous, and the jumper you have started will be great in that mixture of colours and patterns which give it the look of fairisle, and the cross stitched sweet little ladies are adorable. Hope you manage to get the aida clean, from here it doesn't look that bad. Look forward to seeing how the work continues on both the jumper and the cross stitch. x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wonderful creations, you are so multi talented Debby.The crochet is so beautiful. Jane x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh golly your crochet looks amazing!!! I love seeing it as I am useless at doing anything with wool. Ahh what sweet cross stitching. I have been busy with mine of late too. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Hazelxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful crochet wrap Debbie. Love your choice of colours. You are definitely multi talented with the cardmaking. Crochet, knitting,and cross stitch among others. x

Cheryl W said...

You do such beautiful stitch work, Debby. It's always fun to see your projects.