Happy Friday everyone! I am looking forward to having a hermit weekend this weekend and have joined the IHSW today.
Click on the above for more details. Staying home and curling up with a hot drink and stitching sounds like an ideal remedy for chilly blues! Actually, as I have said in my last post or previous, I love this season and this time of year. I actually like staying in and cuddling and snuggling up so this is perfect for me. Why don't you join in?? Not sure what I will be stitching yet but the next part of the istitch mystery is out and shouldn't take long to do so long as there are no hidden frogs. I might do a bit more on my HAED and also Dandy Dreams as well.
Well, this week I have been trying my hand at Wiggly crochet and have been experimenting with different hook sizes. The first one I began is the smallest one and I used a 1.5mm hook to make the netting.
It seemed to curl a bit at the back though - can you see??
So I went out and bought some different hooks - I got a 2.5 and a 3. These are the results.
2.5 mm hook:
I noticed that these too curled a little at the back so i am thinking that perhaps that is a natural occurrence of this technique. The two larger ones are a bit gappy in my opinion and show the net too much so I am thinking of continuing on with my original one - the smallest one in bright colours and making either a cushion or a seat cover.
Here they are together to show the size difference. Maybe I should try a 2mm hook bit I can't be bothered making the trip to buy the hook:
The tutorial link is in my sidebar if anyone wants to try it out. It's a lot of fun.
Here is a bit more progress on Fragile Heart. There is a fair bit of block stitching on this page but also quite a bit of confetti so it is taking ages and driving me mad right now. But here she is as promised and I so need to get another progress pic up on the HAED bb.
Next weekend, my sweet friend Tracy from Mad stitching is coming to stay over. Woot!!! I have invited another friend over to so we are going to have a girly, crafty night with drinks and nibbles - can't wait!!! Adult company at long last! I will be busy this coming week, tidying dd's bedroom into a fit enough state to be used as a guest room. Eeek. Might just take me all week too.
Okay all, have a lovely weekend and will be back next week with my IHSW update.