Saturday, 15 September 2012

I'm just a giant hooker :)

Apologies for the gap between posts.. the school summer holidays got in the way! Anyhoo, the holidays are over and peace prevails, well, for a few hours a day!

I haven't stopped hooking during the summer - oh, no indeedy! Want to have a look at what I've been up to...?

This is the Sunfire waistcoat I finished last night. I made it for my youngest daughter and she adores it already! I made it using my giant hook (approx 35mm) and three strands of DK yarn. For the edge, I replaced one of the strands with a strand of eyelash yarn. I am really pleased with it and am trying to work the pattern out so that I can share it on here. I am making one for myself, but without colour changes.

Above is a sneaky peek of the one I am making for me.  Again, I am using my giant hook, with three strands of DK yarn and one strand of sock yarn.

Actually, I've been using my giant hook a lot recently. This is partly to do with the fact that I love it, but mostly due to the fact my hands have been very achy and it's easier to hold than a smaller hook! One of the reasons for loving it, is that I can make things so quickly with it..

Take this blanket, for instance. It took me 3 days to make the bulk of it. And I love it! I can't explain how lovely it was to make.. it just seemed to 'flow', if that makes sense?

Even though it's not fully finished yet, (border needs completing and threads need sorting), I use this blanket every evening.. it's so very snuggly!

I think this is my favourite part of the blanket. I used two shades of grey, along with a strand of colour. I love the way it works and am going to make a few things using this technique.

I especially love the way the blues and purples interact with the grey. Makes them pop, in my humble opinion, that is!

I can't wait to be able to get my hands on some more yarn - I will definitely be buying a load of grey shades, as well as some popping colours!