18 May 2014

Invicta joy....

Ah I am absolutely LOVING making this blanket :-) This yarn is a total and utter joy to work with.
I think I shall be very sad when it's finished hahaha!

To remind you.... this is Invicta Colour and Invicta Extra from Scheepjeswol.
I'm using colours 960 and 968 in the colour and a gorgeous vivid green which is 1466 in the extra.

I've found a pattern that showcases the yarn perfectly! It's a nice balance of interesting yet pretty simple to make.

Pretty isn't it? And best of it's a free pattern! Of course, as usual I will be doing a step by step tutorial once the big reveal has happened.

The green around the edges just makes it POP!!!!

I love how one ball of yarn gives you so many different variations. It's great fun seeing all the squares turn out differently.

This is going to be one zingy blanket! I love how the colour changes are so gentle :-)

Just a little word on blocking.... now I know I drone on and on about the importance of blocking your work ;-) But just check out the pic and see the difference for yourself! I know it's boring, but it really does bring the yarn to life. The drape on the blocked squares is lovely!

I try to be organised and block as I go. That way, when I've finished all the squares I'm not sat twiddling my thumbs waiting for the squares to dry!!!!

So far, I've made 68 squares! I'm just keeping going until I run out of yarn. Then let the joining commence!!!

Til next time

11 May 2014

There are times in life....

When nothing hits the spot like some new yarn to fondle, worship and adore.
This is one of those times.
I know I've been a crappy blogger again. I'm duly chastised. In my defence I've had a jammed packed few weeks. A trip to Holland (more of that delight in another post!), some radical gardening stuff....and the usual chestnut that is work.

So enough of my boring excuses. What about this new yarn????
Ooooooh!!! It's good. Like REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD!!!
And I've managed to get my hands on some....well actually quite a lot ;-)

Soooo without further ado....I give you Stone Washed by Scheepjeswol

It's 78% cotton and 22% acrylic, comes in 50g balls which will give you 130m of deliciously soft stone washed yarn. I don't believe there is anything quite like it on the market today. Rumour has it, this yarn sold out on pre orders before it even reached the warehouse! How cool is that? And quite frankly I'm not surprised!

The colours are just beautiful and I seriously can't stress how soft this yarn is.

I was smitten from my first fondle ;-)

The colour palette has been named after semi precious stones and they accurately reflect the soft gentle colours

I think this yarn will be a winner!

It's so unique. And did I mention how soft it is??? Hehehehe....well I'm not fibbing! 

So what to make with my precious stash of Stone Washed? Well, I've been experimenting and adapting and I think I may have come up with something that will do this gorgeous yarn justice!
But you're just going to have to wait and see :-)

Til next time when I have some Holland holiday pics to share!