Hiraeth Shawl

I’ve finally finished it!

Hiraeth 

Here it is blocking on the craft room floor. 

Although I’ve knit with this yarn before, I didnt block my last project. 😕

 I was surprised by just how much the yarn stretched when it got wet. It was quite scary as I worried I’d ruin it.

In the end it’s turned out really well and all the little errors I fretted about arent really visible when I’m wearing it. 

I’ve now gone back to my Rose Trellis project.

 I was close to finishing it but took a break  in frustration,when I came across yet another missing stitch. There’s a lot of yarn overs in the pattern and it’s easy to miss one. 

After fixing the mistake I’m on my way again. 

More pictures to follow. 

I’ve also got some gorgeous new lace weight yarn on the way which I cant wait to show off. I’d love some suggestions for shawl patterns?

🌼The Craft Room

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted. So, what have I been up to? Well, lots of gaming- Twilight Princess HD took up several weeks. I also finished Links Awakening DX. Some amazing tv shows (latest GOT anyone? ) , a few great novels and of course knitting. 

In May we went camping to the Brecon Beacons. We saw the highest waterfall in Wales 

 and climbed a mountain! 

The main big change is that I have moved house. In April we found a lovely place and we made the move at the end of May. 

As it’s a 3 bed property I now have my very own craft room. 

 It’s still a WIP. The TV isn’t permanent, I just set it up for some retro gaming. I need some more storage and a desk for the sewing machine, but my yarn finally has a home. 

 

Now that we are settled in I’ve been carrying on with Hiraeth. 

I’m on the third & final section. Drops Lace has been a dream to knit with again.  I’m  definitely hooked on shawls now! 

I’m still hoping to finish / frog all my UFOS this year. I want to make plans for existing yarn, knit up all my kits and plan a few projects for the house.  

💖Exciting times! 💖

An old favourite

The last few weeks I’ve been gaming a lot,  Yoshi’s Woolly World has consumed most of my time. It’s so much fun!

I have made a fair bit of progress on Hiraeth though.

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This striped section goes on for a while now . The yarn is so delicate that all the imperfections scream out at me, but it’s also soft and gorgeous. Plus I’m hoping when the shawl is worn those areas will seem less obvious.

I also revisited a favorite pattern recently. Mochimochiland’s Tiny Baby Bunnies. You might remember I first made them in 2012 for the Mochimochiland photo contest

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Bunny 1.0 has embroidered eyes

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Bunny 2.0 has bead eyes and a couple of extra rows which gives him a more defined muzzle.

I made them both for a work colleague to keep her company after I moved desks (taking my mini soot sprite & pink totoro with me)

It’s such a fab pattern, I love Mochimochiland!