Sunday, 15 February 2015

Twas the Week Before the Baby Shower!

Stephanie has been busy knitting  amazing things for her box, again. I don't know if she does the same pattern twice but she certainly does a beautiful job of knitting baby clothes. Her great-grandchildren will be well catered for when they appear in a few years time. This little set has been made using yarn with a sparkle and the pattern contains baubles. I particularly like the hat.

I had a couple of finishes this week. I came across some James Brett yarn that I bough ages ago on a whim and decided to use it up by knitting a fisherman's rib cardigan for my box! My second finish is some bunting that I made for a friend's baby's first birthday. I hope he likes it.

Fran is a busy woman juggling work and family so it was nice to learn that Fran had made some Me time to crochet a magnificent shawl for herself using  a ripple pattern with Sirdar Click.

Lisa has been working her magic with colour pots again. This time she has created lace weight and sock weight yarn for some of our members Such a talented lady. I do love those colours!

Fiona completed a wonderfully colourful blanket for a friend whose baby appeared three months early. This is Stylecraft Merry-go-round and the colour changes and amazing.

Sharon prefers the designer patterns, This little cocoon and hat set is adorable. The set is worked in a cream yarn that shimmers and was bought from the Bargain Wool shop at the Barras. Ohhhhhh! This is so cute!

Would you believe that Fiona Orr has a box? Well she does. It is such a great idea to have some completed items in reserve for baby presents. We all get caught out, time-wise. We lead such busy lives that it makes sense to have some things ready in case work conflicts with crafting time. Fiona has used Random yarn by Teddy-Bella Bamboo which she bought in Dublin. If you can't spare the time to travel to Dublin, I have been informed that you can buy it on -line. I'm a sucker for pastels so I will keep a note of this yarn.

Roberta has treated herself to a new blanket to throw over her couch. The colours tone in with her colour scheme at home and a lady needs her comfort during the chilly evenings.

Alison is working so crafting time is treasured. This is the biggest thing she has ever made. The blanket is for her bedroom and looks great in these spring colours.

Izzy is a whizz with the sewing machine! She noticed that her friend, Patsy, needed something to help her to organize her little bits and bobs. Being Izzy, she just threw this little pouch together in no time at all.

Kathleen likes to crochet whenever she gets a quiet moment. This sweet little jacket was adapted from a pattern she got on ebay.

Anthea made this terrific Owl Coffee Cosy from a pattern that  she bought  from Ravelry. If you look closely, you will notice that Anthea has successfully crocheted cables to create the owl.

Baby Shower on 17th February. Please remember that the only photos I will take that night will be of the Baby Shower. Save any other finishes for the following week.

24th February is our last gathering at the Fort before refurbishment begins.

3rd March we meet in the coffee shop of the Library at the Bridge in Easterhouse.

Happy crafting.

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