Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Yarn Love ❤️

Lots of people on Instagram had been talking about some lovely new yarn and I just had to try some as well. Any excuse!

It's from a company called Paintbox yarns and the colour palette they offer is just delicious. I think there are about sixty shades in total and I had such a hard time choosing as I loved so many of the colours! 

I tend to use mainly DK yarn when I crochet but this time I've gone for Aran weight. A change is good sometimes isn't it?

The colours I've chosen are all sort of ice cream shades (my usual preference then really!) and they are...banana cream, candy floss pink, champagne white, pale lilac, pistachio green and washed teal. I have to say that the colours are totally gorgeous.  I ❤️ them. I wonder if this will takeover from Stylecraft Special DK as my favourite blanket yarn?! 

I think I will probably end up making a pretty blanket with this yarn. And probably soon as the temptation to start using this lovely new yarn is very strong!

Have any of you tried this yarn yet? What do you think of it?


PS. This is not a sponsored post! I bought the yarn myself from ... I'll post again when I've actually crocheted with it!

PPS. Thank you so much for the lovely comments lately ❤️

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Weekend Crochet

I hope everyone has had a good weekend? Mine was busy but good and despite the busyness, I did manage to fit in some crochet here and there!

Through the week I started making a wrap which is all done in double crochet so it's really easy to pick up and do a few rows when I have a spare ten minutes. I managed a few rows this morning with my cuppa.  I've never made a shawl or a wrap before so we'll see how it turns out!

I finished my blooming flower cushion! I have to say that I absolutely ❤️ it. I'm actually a bit sad that it's finished as I enjoyed working on it so much and loved using all my favourite ice cream colours.  The pattern is by Attic24 and the link to her wonderful blog can be found in my sidebar. The yarn is all Stylecraft Special DK which I had in my stash already. This project is fantastic for using up small amounts of yarn. I'm really happy with how this looks on the sofa along with one of my other crocheted cushions. I think the blooming flower cushion would also look great in a solid colour. I'm thinking a soft pink ❤️...

I like having a simple granny blanket on the go and I'm enjoying making this pastel one. Granny blankets are so relaxing to work on aren't they? I love them. In fact I'm going to do some more of it tonight whilst G and I watch some re-runs of Friends. I think that might just be my perfect Sunday evening...