March 2019

My month has been bookend by work on 2 pompom rugs for my daughter, but I have managed to squeeze in a couple of other projects as well as a few classes.

I overestimated and initially overfilled my first attempt, so used the excess pompoms to make a second.

In-between pompom making I made a couple of scarves.

The first in Aran-weight Caron Cake Zucchini Loaf was originally planned as a loopy circular piece, but I found the pattern too slow to work. After 2 nights I had only got as far as the first picture. I then pulled it down and swapped to a favourite pattern of mine.

The second was from an impulse buy at The Wool Haven.There was a new delivery of 4-ply Schoppel Zauberball and I couldn’t resist it. The final piece was smaller than I expected, but worked up to a make a lightweight headscarf or small scarf. This is a similar pattern to the one above but there are slight differences (which I will write up at some point)

I’ve been doing a lot with Tunisian Crochet in preparation for my first class on it for the Wool Haven, adding 5 new posts to the site. A bonus was I finally made a hat that fitted my husband.

Had a mix of crochet classes, completing the February “Beginners’ Crochet Class,” then a one day “Introduction to Amigurumi” and finally the “Introduction to Tunisian Crochet.”

There was a slight twist to this month’s amigurumi class as I was asked to write up a pattern for cotton baskets. The process is very similar, using magic loops and double crochet but obviously no stuffing!

My other classes in the residential homes, was decorating plant pots for Spring planting. This was more successful than I expected as those that chose to take part showed greater levels of concentration than normal/

A bonus this month; I had a great morning round at a friend’s who introduced me to working with polymer clay. It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to doing it again. I had to leave before we got to the sanding stage so these have been finished by the expert but I’m really proud of my contribution