Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cross Stitch Progress

The continuing saga of the cross stitch projects. Oh how I wish I had a lot more time but then sometimes when I get the time I often just collapse in a heap and that is that! I am reading more at the moment which means I am not stitching or doing quite as many crafts. Uni starts back next week which surprisingly means my crochet and knitting won't suffer as they are really easy to do during lectures and often quite easy to carry around. I also find it easier to concentrate on listening to the lecturer when I have something in my hands.

But this weekend I bit the bullet and just sat and cross stitched. It was really nice. I even (SHOCKED FACES!!) actually worked on Masquerade Pale Dawn! I set myself up fairly awkwardly on the edge of the couch with my little light balancing next to me and worked on it! It was refreshing, and I managed close to one hundred stitches. If I can keep just adding a few stitches every couple of weeks I should be good to eventually finish this project.

Here was Masquerade Pale Dawn at the beginning of the session.


It really isn't a lot that I've done I'm still on the first page. Whoever said that only 15 colours makes a project easy was lying to you! 15 colours does not make the project easier when it is a HAED though I do enjoy working on this and it's not hard just slow. 


I cooked dinner Saturday night so I didn't get as much time as I really wanted just to settle down and stitch but here is where I am at. (and to be honest staring at so many greys gets a little tiring after a while and I just have to swap to something nicer) I've also completed another 10x10 block and I completed all the little parts that weren't done in the block above. Despite being a pile of grey I love stepping back from this project and seeing what it looks like. The detail is stunning when I get a chance to see. My goal is to finish the page by the end of the year and if I just keep working away at it when I get a chance I think that goal is attainable.

To help with that goal I have a stitching frame but it can't hold my big project as the clamp just won't hold! To help that along I am hoping that I can build a more solid one that will do what I want it to based on the one I already have. That one works well to hold snow white but really doesn't work for any other one. So hopefully I will have an update soon about a new frame.

But when I haven't had time to really sit and stitch for long periods, I have been working on my snow white biscornu by cloudsfactory.


I am so close to finishing the front of this design and then I have to do the back which isn't very complicated. I am hoping to get this done soon as I have a special project that the kids gifted me the pattern for that I want to start but I've promised myself not until I get this one off the hoop.

I've also been playing with sayings for accounting things because why not so I may have a few patterns coming out in the next month! I have some little owls and some accounting sayings in the works.

Happy Stitching and I hope you've been productive too!
Caitlin

Monday, 8 July 2019

Being Sick

It's been two weeks and I'm finally on the mend. I don't know what I got sick with but it hasn't been fun. I spent 4 days curled up running a fever. Then the cold hit. I have been coughing and spluttering since. It has been exhausting and I have been holding on by a thread. I haven't been working much. But I'm starting to get back to a routine.

Of course while I was sick I didn't stop doing stuff. I just took twice the time, to do anything. I've had this owl picture in the works for about a month. I really like how it turned out and I'd love to see an owl trying to do squats.


I also managed to do a tiny bit of knitting but not really much. I'm hoping to make a decent go at this shawl so it is wearable through spring when I like a shawl around my shoulders. My sister is really glad I'm using the yarn she bought me :D 


So please tell me the last couple of weeks have been more productive for you? But at least this explains why I have barely been around on any of my social medias. It requires thought to post anything even to instagram. You also have to have some progress or something interesting to post!

Happy Stitching and stay well!,
Caitlin

Friday, 28 June 2019

Friday Finds: DMC Skin Colours

Ohk we all know that feeling when you see a pattern and it's perfect except for one little thing. The colours.

When I was designing my latest pattern The Squat Girl I asked for some feedback from some of my friends and one suggestion was skin colours. But even better than that the suggestion was followed by this link. 

How did I not know this was a thing? But if you ever want to change the skin colour of any design that you have now use the link above and it gives you the main skin colour and options for highlights and shadows that go with the colour. This starts at fair and goes through to dark tones using DMC colours. He also has one for Anchor colours that can be found here.

So next time you're wondering what skin colour to use there are many options and I'm so excited to use this more in my designs because it is hard to know what colour to use with my software as it doesn't represent colours properly.


Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Friday, 21 June 2019

Collection of Freebies - Cross stitch

With the release of my new pattern I wanted to remind everyone that I have a few free simple patterns available as well. It's been a while since I last designed a lot but I've started getting back into it and I'm going to be releasing a lot more in the coming months so keep your eyes out. But onto the freebies!

Birthday Cake

To start with I designed this awesome little cake for my birthday about 4 years ago now.


You can find the free pattern for it here

If you like the little banner below the cake it's actually a set of banners I sell that can be added to all kinds of cross stitch projects.

Ghost

 Also another year for my birthday and since I had released my witch pattern just weeks before I had this little freebie of a ghost available as a companion to it. You can find the ghost pattern here and both of these patterns would look cute stitched up on pillows decorating your house for Halloween. You have plenty of time to work on them before October!



Crochet Mug Cosy 

If Cross Stitch isn't really your thing I do have this pattern for a crochet mug cosy that I designed as Christmas gifts one year. They were a big hit and really quick to stitch up. This was a while ago now but that owl mug is still going strong! I even linked this project to Ravelry so if you use that to keep track of your crochet/knitting projects and ideas you can find it there.


Knitted Beanie and Glove Set

I made this knitted beanie and glove set for my kids and I just winged my way through a pattern. So I figured since I worked out how to do this I would share the basic idea of how to do it yourself. You can find it on Ravelry here :D 


 They're really comfy to wear particularly being knitted rib and I should make more of them as they are SOOO quick to knit. Chunky needles anyone?


 Fabric Book Covers

 For those moments that you want to use your little cross stitches in something but don't know what? Well this might be the way to go.  You can find a full tutorial here on how I made these and instructions on how to make them for yourself. If you like the little kangaroo pattern it's another one of mine and you can find it here.

  













I'm realising now as I'm going through my archives that I have a lot more freebies/tutorials than I realised. I have been doing this blog for 8 years and although I haven't always been really consistent about posting I do like to share my knowledge and love of crafts with you. I am sure I have missed some as I wasn't always consistent with my labelling so it's kinda hard to find some of them. That's one thing I need to go and fix up.

Hope you enjoy all these projects whether you remember me posting them back in the day or they are entirely new to you. Do you remember these projects? Or are these all new to you?

Happy Stitching, 
Caitlin

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Squat Girl - A New Pattern

 Squat Girl Pattern - Available Here

It has been way too long since I've had the opportunity to write this! With everything going on I have been struggling to find the creative drive and also in knowing what direction I want to take my patterns. I was feeling a little stale as it seemed that all I was doing were the same tiny characters in varying forms. But I was drawing a pile of different characters and really getting into a cartoon style of drawing. So I started thinking more and more. Well why can't I turn my drawings into patterns? When I asked myself that question things started to make a LOT more sense and I started the process. Of course it was slowed by uni getting in the way but last week I with the help of my new toy (a windows surface laptop thingy) I got in and did it! So much quicker to work with a pen not a mouse.

So what does that whole diatribe mean? it means that you get the lucky privilege of a new pattern! I started with my squat girl. This started as a little character I drew while on the phone at work, then I uploaded it onto my phone and digitally altered it. It was so fun and I loved the character so much I actually am using it as my avatar for instagram now. But I knew I couldn't stop there and I pulled it into my cross stitch program and now have an awesome pattern to offer you.


It went through a lot of changes particularly when going from paper to digital. Also unlike most of my other patterns this one is very big on the back stitching. Actually it's the backstitching that really brings it together. I tried to do my usual style with a thick outline and it just looked wrong. So back to the drawing board I went and got rid of the outline and it looked so much better. Unfortunately this does mean it is no longer what I would term a 'beginner' pattern but it's only 9 colours so definitely not hard.

If you feel confident I would recommend using evenweave as the backstitching does sit in the middle of a lot of squares in order to get the detail needed. As I said it's very different from my typical design but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!


Find the new pattern here

I hope you enjoy this awesome pattern.

Happy Stitching,

Caitlin

Friday, 7 June 2019

Friday Finds: upcycled thrift store find


I'm not usually an advocate of touching someone else's work but this is fantastic! It was obviously well loved once and then got passed on and now it is getting actually used. I also love the glow in the dark element :D

Who doesn't want to see their work actually being enjoyed?

What do you think of this? Would you do this yourself? Do you like the original or the changed version?

I like both but I really like what he has done with the jacket, it's now wearable art. Also this was sitting in a thrift store so to me it's fair game.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A cute little finish :D

This is such a cute little character. This is a little design by Joan Elliott.

It's from an oriental design magazine I bought YEARS ago.


I love how this turned out and I'm trying to work out how exactly I'm going to finish this design. Maybe a Flat finish.... I haven't done one of them for a while?? 

What do you think would suit this little character? 

Happy Stitching, 
Caitlin

Monday, 13 May 2019

Book Review: War of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

If you have spent any time around me you would know that one of my big book weaknesses is fantasy. Especially epic fantasy. I enjoy a great romance, I love a great cozy mystery/crime novel but my heart just LOVES a great epic fantasy. I think it is because of the worlds. I love to disappear into these worlds and imagine the people and the way they live. My partner finds it fascinating that when I read a book that truly grips me I just disappear into it and you won't see me for days. On so many things I will flit from one item to the next without spending ages on it, but for books I will remain enthralled until I turn that last page. So why is that so important? Well I embarked on an epic novel last week. I started by listening to the audiobook which I had got with my audible credit. That was about Wednesday I think at work. I then proceeded to listen to it for about 6 hrs each day at work until my headphones ran out of battery and then I would charge them ready for the next go. I could barely put my phone down when I was in a situation that I could just listen to it by myself. This meant hiding in the bedroom with the book going.

Then on Sunday I managed to pick up the second half of the book from the Library. Oh gosh! Then it was on for young and old! To understand the size of this task, this book is 1000 pages long. 70 something chapters! It is often sold in 2 separate volumes because it is such a big book. Now I'm going through book withdrawal... I want to get onto the next book in the series but at the same time I really can't as I don't currently have a copy of it. I am scouring the Libraries at the moment and I think I can get ahold of one soon :D

Anyway I have included my spoiler free review from goodreads below. But if you haven't work it out yet I LOVED this book. If you like epic fantasy then you will like this one.

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started off by reading it on audio book and then managed to get to the Library and binge read the rest of it last night. I loved the audio book it was easy to listen to and got me over the start which apparently is hard to read for some people. This is the 7th book of his I have read and every time I read one I am drawn in by the detail he puts in his stories. There is so much that happens at the beginning of the book that you realise is really important to the end. I liked that fact that all the stories are slowly drawing themselves closer and closer and you have an inkling of where it might end up. Though if it follows the way the first mistborn trilogy went there will be so many twists and turns you won't be able to predict it!

I am really excited to see where this series goes though I'm nervous too because I really dislike waiting between books in big series.

My favourite character was Kalladin and I really look forward to seeing what else happens with him in future books.




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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

New Knitting Project

This has been in the wings since July last year when my sister came home from visiting Tasmania with 4 skeins of yarn for me. I still don't know exactly what I'm going to do with the other ones though I think the red one is slated to be a beanie/hat of some kind for my sister since she bought me this wool.

Found this screenshot of when I posted this on instagram.... oops it has been a while.  But I'm working with the second yarn at the moment.



 Here I am using the chair to wrap the skein into a ball... I didn't keep using it like this, ended up just having it over one side and then going from there. One of the reasons it has taken me so long to deal with this yarn is that I have never balled yarn from a skein before by myself so it was a bit intimidating. So hopefully the ball works..... You can't really go wrong can you?


Now I'm sure you're nodding your head going ohk so you have a ball of yarn now what?

I'm planning to make the close to you shawl by Justyna Lorkowska. It's such a simple pattern but I think it will sing in this yarn.

Here is a photo from the designer of the shawl. Photo taken from the ravelry link just above :D


I have over 400m of yarn here so it should be a decent size and the colour will just pop!

Have you got a new project you're working on?

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday Finds: Edwards Crochet Imaginarium

I 'had' to visit spotlight to pick up some needles and black thread (which they didn't have! who runs out of 310??) But black thread aside I got distracted by the books and magazines and this book caught my eye.


I was intrigued by all the different patterns on the cover and interested to see what the inside showed. I was not disappointed. This book is set up like the monster books/activities I used to do as a kid with alternating flipcards for the head arms and legs.



You pick from a variety of ear shapes, arms and legs and work out what you want your monster to look like. This one is one I want to make. You then start by making the same head/body shape then adding on all the extras. The different colour backgrounds actually indicate how difficult the pattern is though they do claim that even the hardest pattern can be done by an intermediate beginner.

But the second half of the book is where this book is really great. Instead of just giving the information for all the different patterns it goes into sizing and how to make different colour patterns and features to really make your monster unique. You can copy the ones shown in the book exactly or you can make them your own.


It tells you how to get different effects with stripes either wide or thin. Also how to add spots or gradients.


So many options and you could do so much with just this basic body form. You could stitch for years and never truly repeat a character.


I love the one with the fluffy hands and I may have to try that one as well.


This book ended up being $30 AUD from spotlight here but I definitely think it is value for money as I can see many years of use out of it as it is so versatile and changeable. You could even use this basic form to make more conventional looking creatures. It is written in UK terminology so that could be a factor for someone but because it's the same stitch repeated it is easy to follow.

I have actually started working on one of the creatures but I didn't think about just how much thread is required and I was using some cheap cross stitch thread I had lying around and ran out. So I will have to restart I think with a thread I actually have a decent amount of! But that is my mistake and I should have known that because I have made enough stuff with crochet to know how much thread I will need! The pattern so far is really easy to follow and is something I'm excited to keep going on.

So I am really happy with this book purchase and you can look forward to seeing some characters appearing at some point (time being a factor here :D )

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Crafting Update: some progress but no finishes


I am in love with working on this jumper :D I LOVE the steller yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.It just slides through your fingers beautifully when working on it.


 I'm shaping this one in so it should be a lot more fitted and flatter my waist more. It's still going to be loose but it is a little more smooth I hope!



It's working up a lot slower than the first one for two reasons. It's 8ply vs 10ply which changes the size but the main reason is that it's into crunch time at uni. I have had an assignment due each fortnight and this will be continuing until the end of April. Then the last week I've been sick as a dog! Actually I don't know how sick that is but I haven't been well, I spent most of the week on the couch barely moving so as much as I had 'time' to stitch I didn't have any energy. Unfortunately it seems to have hit my partner now and he's not well either.


 I actually started a new cross stitch when I was feeling sick though again didn't get much done. It's from my oriental cross stitch magazine. It's a little panda but you can see I've only done a tiny bit of white so far.


Once I actually have time I think I will be finished with this little panda quickly. It looks like a simple little stitch I just need the time to devote to it which isn't happening quickly.

Happy Stitching,
Caitliin







Friday, 5 April 2019

A Comprehensive Guide to Cross Stitch Designers

ETA: I have now created a page as it will be easier to update and for everyone to find the link is here

Ohk maybe a bit pretentious on the title! But I was perusing facebook, as you do, and in one of the groups there was someone making a comment about etsy patterns. A beginner who really didn't know that there was so much more out there outside etsy. THEN the fun began as more and more people commented about not knowing a lot of other designers. Some knew some, but there were so many that weren't known by many.

So this is nowhere near a comprehensive list as I don't know every designer out there and I will ask for people to PLEASE post in the comments and share ones not on this list and I'll come back and add them in when I get a chance.

I have tried to link to the designer's page/blog where possible so it may not be the best place to buy the patterns but it is the best place to find out more and see a comprehensive list of the available patterns I hope! In no particular order and no particular theme (I may come back and edit this but want to get this list out there)

IF YOU HAVE ANY DESIGNERS I HAVEN'T SHARED HERE PLEASE COMMENT AND I WILL ADD!

Designers


 Magazines

 Websites

Books

I've run out of time right now to post anything more as my lunch break is over but please if you see any glaring holes or I've forgotten your favourite designer (and there is a high chance) please post a link below and I'll get it in ASAP.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Oops my finger slipped...

Happy Yarn Face
So happy with my new yarn :D
 
So you guys would know I've been making a homebody sweater and I should have a review of the pattern and the changes I made up. But I made it in Acrylic, a fairly cheap one at that. It was tester and a lot of fun and I will wear that jumper until it dies :D... But a couple of problems with it. I used 10ply worsted weight acrylic, the USA style spot saver from spotlight and it worked up beautifully soft.  However, it is quite a heavy yarn and I used a 5.5mm hook so the resulting fabric is quite solid.

Soo my finger slipped last week and I ordered some Bendigo Woollen Mills Steller 8ply. This yarn is beautiful :D and I am looking forward to making a jumper in it. I love the wool/bamboo blend and the colour is just delicious!! I ordered 5 balls in the Amethyst colourway and as you can see here I didn't manage to take photos before starting my project with it!


This yarn is so beautifully squishy and feels just gorgeous to touch! I am so excited to be working with it!


This is me at band during rehearsal working away on the band for my sweater! I got it that day and started working with it that night... that never happens!


Have you had an oops moment recently and received so pretty happy mail?

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin







Friday, 29 March 2019

Friday Finds: Origami Dragon

Oh my when I was looking through my youtube feed looking for something to watch this caught my eye. I just knew it was awesome and I had to share it with you.




I don't think I have this level of skill but I'm willing to give it a try some time.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Monday, 25 March 2019

Homebody Sweater: Pattern Review

So I never expected to say that within 4 weeks of starting this sweater that it would be finished and able to be used. I started this expecting to MAYBE get it done by this winter. But it ended up being such a quick make. It's the Homebody Sweater pattern by Meg Made With Love.


 I used Spot Saver yarn from Spotlight in the purple and donkey. I had bought the purple last year thinking of maybe making a shawl but I wanted to start a project and this one was calling me. The spot saver is a 10 ply or worsted weight yarn like the red heart super saver (at least that is my understanding). I made a size medium with a 5.5mm hook so it made quite a heavy thick fabric. Next time I will use 8ply yarn and a larger hook to make a softer fabric.

It's a very boxy sweater designed to be worn off the shoulders. With arms that are meant to be cuffed.


I love how it looks on me. Though you were really lucky to get any photos with me modelling this as it was REALLY hot over the weekend. You wouldn't think that it is now autumn but the temperature is still over 30 degrees celcius most days.

Now being me and being a little laxy I did make some significant changes to the pattern.

I worked the main body of the sweater in the round. Instead of working the front then the back and then seaming I didn't want to have to seam it at all so I did the two bottom rib sections and then joined them in the round when I did the first row of the body.

 I did have one problem with this as you can see by the photo above my seam moved. I managed to fix that for the arms by turning every row but forgot about it for the main body.

Now the pattern calls for you to seam up to row 33 or something (check the pattern for your size if you want to make these changes.) So I worked in the round until then and then worked across the front the 72 stitches (in my case) and just worked the front up to the top. Then I came back in and joined the back on and worked it up to the top. I'm sorry I don't have any photos of this process because it was all done in the middle of lectures at uni and I felt very self conscious trying the take photos. But if you want to know more I am actually waiting for yarn to make a second one so .... photos will be coming I hope! Also send me a message and I'll try to explain it a different way if you want.

I then did a single crochet seam across the shoulder points. I did debate doing a join as you go thing but I wanted a very solid shoulder point. To add some structure.

I then joined the arms on as the pattern stated and went from there.


As you can see from the photo above I did some research in to how to stop the travelling seam (diagonal seam shown on the body above) and the best solution seemed to be to turn your work every row. This also gave the piece the ridges that the top half is showing but the bottom isn't because the work there wasn't turned (difference between rows and working in the round)

But because of the green stripe it isn't noticeable as it could be.









So my final thoughts:

Will I make this pattern again? Hell yes and I already have yarn on the way, but this is time I will do it differently.

What would I change? I would work the body in the round again but this time turning every row to create a seam up the side and also I would work it in a yarn other than acrylic. I am also tempted to try shaping the sleeves to come in more on my next one so that they're sitting tighter around my arms instead of just hanging but I may not do that if I can manage a drapier fabric overall.
 
But for now, I will leave you with this awesome photo of me attempting to do some fancy modelling and having a lot of fun :D


Have you attempted this pattern? How did it go for you?

Happy stitching,

Caitlin



Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday Finds: 3D printed chainmail

I generally watch a lot of art videos on youtube, I just enjoy the style of entertainment and there are two artist I follow a lot. One is Bailey Jae and the other is Draw with Jazza.

Jazza is an Australian based artist who does everything from traditional drawing through to some odd stuff like sculpting with hot glue. He is a talented artist so quite capable of some amazing feats with some pretty basic supplies.

But this one just came out recently and it took MONTHS! He 3D printed his own chainmail and sword and then proceeded to fight with it against a real sword.



This second video is on his brother's channel where he actually fights against real steal :D Not the best choice.
Hope you enjoy these two guys they have the right balance of silly and informative!

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday Finds: Doll Repainting!

Oh my, oh my!

I stumbled across this lady on youtube a couple of years ago but this video came through my feed in the last couple of weeks and I just had to share.

This lady makes some beautiful dolls considering the state of the doll she starts with. She is quite a stunning artist and puts a lot of time into her craft.

I'm not tempted to start doing this as it is a bit too much time and effort on another craft but I do admire her abilities and wish I did have all the time in the world!

Happy Crafting,
Caitlin

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Holding Tension in Crochet

If you have been around my blog for a number of years you may have already heard some of these stories but it's always worth sharing again. My mother started teaching me to crochet when I was 9 years old. I had some little Barbie/Kelly dolls that I loved but they needed blankets and clothes. Instead of mum just making the stuff for us (my sister and me) she handed me a crochet hook and some 8ply Acrylic yarn. Then mum taught me the basics, chain stitch, double crochet and all that. Since then I have forgotten and retaught myself a couple of times.

Amongst all that my grandma got a hold of me, meaning that she handed me some knitting needles (fairly certain it was at my request) and taught me to knit. When knitting my grandma focused a lot on the tension and making sure it is being kept even. I was also taught the English method meaning the tension is being held in the right hand not the left.

Cue me falling back into crochet again because I always go round in circles with these two crafts and I just work with what I have. I fell hard into making toys (all those cute little amigurumi!) The little characters that you have to keep VERY tight tension with. I fell into very bad habits, though I didn't realise it at the time. I would make the stitch and pull the yarn down to make it very tight. This worked with toys but I'm realising now it really really really doesn't work as I start to move into clothes and stuff.

These past couple of weeks something just clicked. I knew I had this habit of pulling down but I was watching a YouTube tutorial and watching her hold her tension and something just hit me. I watched the way she pulled the thread through and how she didn't pull the thread down and for once I could see the way she was holding the thread steady in her left hand and holding the tension the whole way. See the video just below.



I don't know how I couldn't work that out but finally it clicked. Also I just managed to do it. No fuss it just made sense. I hold my yarn differently to her, I hold it in my left hand in the exact same way my grandma taught me to hold my yarn for knitting in my right hand. But how I hold it was never the problem I just wasn't holding the tension the whole way through the stitch. DUH! It seems like such a simple thing to say but it really does make a difference and I am actually making a crochet fabric that is much looser and just sits nicer all around.


 
Isn't it funny how you can do something for years and then something just hits and you realise where you've been going wrong this whole time. Oh well... I hope you enjoy this realisation as it's been a great thing for me to realise.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin


p.s. amigurumi wants to be spell corrected to fumigator ... apparently that's not a word :)




Friday, 8 March 2019

Friday finds: Homebody Sweater

Ohk I did say back when I started this last year that this was going to become a regular thing but it just didn't work out like that. However, I have found that the more regularly I write and post the better I feel about writing and posting. The words come easier the more I write and I figure that's a good thing to keep practicing as I have two big 1000 word assignments this semester.

So onto my Friday find for this week! Not a video, I am currently obsessed with this pattern.

The Homebody Sweater

Photo courtesy of MegMadeWithLove
So obsessed actually that I have started making it for myself! Yes I am actually CROCHETING an item of clothing that isn't a shawl or beanie! I really found myself liking this style of clothing last winter and enjoying the sort of lazy jumpers that you just throw on at home and lounge around in.

Now being me of course I am not doing it in boring grey... no I'm doing it in purple. I have three skeins of Value Spot Saver yarn from Spotlight and we shall see if it is enough. Actually thinking of heading to spotlight and getting either another skein or another colour to create a contrasting stripe.


My Homebody Sweater in purple

The colour is really not accurate but it's such a deep purple that getting an accurate shot is going to take time. But here is the start of my homebody sweater. Who else is tempted by this pattern or one of the other ones on her website? They are all free as well so really easy to access.

Hope you enjoyed this Friday Finds.

Happy Stitching,
Caitlin




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