Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Yarn Along and Craft On

Joining Ginny today for Yarn Along and Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Carry On!

 nola's cardi

I finished the little shrug for Nola.
She doesn't stay still long enough for me to take a good picture of it.
She is such a busy, busy girl at the moment.
I tried all the tricks!!!

 nola's cardi 3

Distraction with ladybird stickers...

 nola's cardi 2

Cloud dough.... this was a messy one...:)

 nola cardi 6

My soaking "fleece in the grease"
"Hey what's that over there. I must investigate!"

nola cardi 5

I'm really happy with how it turned out considering I was winging my way through the whole project, holding it up to her to size every few inches :)

The yarn was a beautiful gift from Amy.
 I love using natural yarns with beautiful colourways. Just watching the colours fall off the needles makes knitting a delight!

Okay here's a sad story.... Tani put the shrug in the washing machine the second night after I'd finished it.
...I'm actually wincing typing this out :(
 I "rescued" it from the dryer :S while it was still wet enough to re block.

Tani was so sorry.

The next day it started to roll up a little at the back so I  blocked again and although it is a little on the fuzzy side it's pretty much back to it's original shape.

nola cardi 7

On the positive... those crocheted borders are really meshed in now, there's no pulling them off Nola Jo however hard you try :)

I haven't had much time to read. We've been pretty busy and I'm using all my extra time to work on commissions for my shop!

Happy busy :)

Happy Wednesday!!!


  1. That's gorgeous - how long did it take you?

  2. Thank you so much :)

    An hour or so every evening for a week :)

  3. Adorable little shrug, the colors of the yarn are beautiful!

  4. Oh poor Tani, he must have felt terrible! I am glad to see that no harm came of it and it looks just adorable on Nola. I love how busy she is learning about her world, she really is beautiful!

  5. It´s lovely and also the litle girl, she is so cute!

  6. Its absolutely gorgeous, despite its adventure into the washing machine!

  7. What a lovely vest! The colors are delicious.

  8. That is adorable. I'm so glad you saved it before it shrunk down to a Barbie doll shrug!

  9. Ack, the dryer! I'm so glad you saved it, it's adorable! I just love that wool.

  10. It turned out so nice! {I knew you'd find something lovely to do with it!} xo

  11. it's so lovely suzy! as is nola. james did the same thing with the baby blanket i knit pearl... put it in the dryer the first time it was washed... a bit messed up but it has survived!

  12. it is lovely, even if a bit fuzzy. the colorway is just very nice.

  13. it looks like a cloud. very fluffy and gorgeous!

  14. It's absolutely beautiful, just like your girl! I love the busy-ness of all those photos.

  15. The shrug is GORGEOUS. I'm glad you were able to rescue it from the dryer.


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