Friday, August 25, 2017

Redheart Ombre

                          Been looking forward to playing with the new Redheart yarns for some time now.. having seen the emails about them for ages .. I have been checking our local stores every time I go shopping, as if I wouldn't hit the yarn isle otherwise lol.. finally one store had some labels on the shelves..   the store stocked one color only .. and only a few of them .. I got one skein of True Blue Ombre ..  took another couple of weeks before they stocked more..
love the smooth color changes from light to dark and back again in the same color hue. It is soft but not a big fan of the loose weave of it.. not bad enough to stop using or not get it again though.. I did find one knot.. however it was well placed color wise..  never missed a beat.. all in all I am happy with it..

I made my first pineapple shawl with it.. ran out before the trim ( using just one skein ) I wasn't sure if I wanted the trim to begin with.. the edging of the pineapples is so pretty as it is..
I used the pineapple peacock shawl free pattern on Ravelry ( link below ), the pattern calls for bulky yarn but worked well with worsted weight, I used the same hook size called for.. bit looser stitches also worked well .. I found it to be easy to follow

                                                   on ravelry pineapple peacock shawl

Right now I am playing with Spearmint and the virus shawl.. The weave is tighter and the yarn a bit thinner, easier to work with.. colors are great .. all in all love it

 
 
next up will be something made with the violet color way.. this skein is even tighter woven and thinner.. still loving the colors..

Monday, August 7, 2017

Where to find my patterns

Cooler weather is just around the corner .... start getting ready now..

knit and crochet items make great homemade gifts

Find my pattern at you favorite site


Ravelry

Craftsy

Etsy

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Virus shawl



I have been wanting to do a Virus shawl for some time now.. put everything on hold to give it a go .. I used Lions Brand Mandala in Phoenix, with a H/5.00mm ... love it.. so easy to remember the repeats .. will be making more of these ... the yarn is a new favorite as well







virus shawl