Lace Lace & more Lace

Good morning all!

Hope you are all well! Its chilly and grey here brrrrrr and my thoughts have defiantly turned to Christmas! I normally start much earlier in the year to spread my projects out but being in Italy made it hard to get the materials i needed mainly because the post always seemed to go astray!

I tend to work on themes each yeah and this year i decided out of the blue to make shawls…. from lace… which i had never done before! Talk about a challenge! But i found some beautiful patterns and got cracking and have been really enjoying it, helped of course by having some beautiful yarns from some amazing dyers! 

Firstly i had this gorgeous custom colour way in some super fine lace from Devon Sun yarns

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Isn’t it gorgeous! this was so soft and fine, it had silk in it so was a little slippery to work with (especially when i had never tried crocheting lace before! I used a beautiful patter called Izumi and this was the result-

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Isn’t it lovely! i am so pleased with it and its so delicate i can pull it through my wedding ring! (if you look you can spot my ring in the pictures!)

Next i had a go at using some 4ply to give my hand a break from crocheting lace and used this lovely 4ply yarn from Shamu Makes

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I used the Elise pattern which is free (even better!) on Ravelry! Its super easy and very quick to work up. This was the result-

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Its lovely and squishy ❤

I have two more shawls to work up, i am over halfway through one and have my fingers tightly crossed i will get them both finished in time. At the moment i have this stunning yarn from Truly hooked on my hook and its working up beautifully! Its supersoft lace and the colours are just stunning!

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I am making up a stunning pattern called Ozwin, i had originally planned on doing a different pattern but i couldn’t get into the flow of it so found this stunning pattern. Its really easy to crochet and has a lovely flow, i am flying through it. Here is an in progress piccy-

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Aren’t the colours gorgeous? Its like summer in a bowl!

I don’t have a good piccy of my final yarn yet so will just have to share that next time but let me say its from the amazing Cuddlebums and its BEAUTIFUL!

So a quickie from me really but I’m crocheting like a mad woman to make sure i get finished in time!

Don’t forgot to pop over and say hi on my new Facebook page- My Wide Eyed World!

Ciao for now!

WEM x

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Bavarian update and a bit about me.

Well hello!

Bit of a gap between my posts sorry about that, the littlest dude is having a growth spurt and making sure we all know about it! 😉 plus my carpal tunnel is seriously playing up making even typing hard so i’ve been resting up a bit 🙂

So whats new in My Wide Eyed World? Well i have been forward planning a couple of new projects including this, isn’t it stunning? Unfortunately i can’t get the yarn requested in the pattern but after having a chat with the lovely Truly Hooked i have ordered some lovely custom died yarn to make it with! And rather than go with the crowd i have decided to go for some sea colour tones ❤ so watch this space for updates!

I have also been beavering away at the Mad Mad Me inspired Bavarian Rainbow blanket. Here is a little progress piccy for you-

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It’s getting quite enormous now and lovely and snuggly, can really picture snuggling up under it in the winter when its done!

Another reason i have been pushing to get this finished (apart from the fact that my WIP pile seems to be ever increasing!) is that i won some gorgeous Rainbow yarn from the lovely Cuddlebums! She makes some stunning yarns and i am thrilled to have one winging its way to me!

Here is the beautiful skein i won! Can’t believe this beauty is mine 🙂

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I have decided i am going to use it to edge the Bavarian blanket, i had been thinking of edging it in white but this will look much better 🙂 a proper rainbowy way to end such a huge rainbowy project lol.

I have also been working on my own patterns i actually have one written here (its also available on Ravelry for those who aren’t fans of Etsy) which i made last year 🙂

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i have been working on a sister for my elf, a little ballerina or fairy (i can’t decide yet) and also some topsy turvy dolls. A recent post on facebook made me feel so nostalgic i couldn’t resist having a go making up a pattern! so again please watch this space for updates 🙂

So i promised an Edgit review… i have to say so far its not going well 😦 i am massively disappointed with it, it didnt work at all for the project i had in mind when i brought it so at the moment it is sitting on my desk gathering dust. I am going to give it a second try and see what happens but i am really not feeling the love with it right now 😦

My big dude has started showing an interest in crochet and after turning my back on him for a few minutes i came back to find him doing this-

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He had pulled out a ball of yarn, popped it in the yarn bowl, grabbed a hook and started crocheting! “It’s a teddy for me” I was told when i asked what he was doing bless him! ❤

This week i thought i should share a picture of me… here you go-

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Hahaha i said a piccy not a photo :p this awesome drawing was done by the amazingly talented Eric from Red Ink Saga who is the brother of a lovely friend who runs Sugar-Coated Chaos. i seriously recommend you check these guys out 🙂 they are both lovely, mega talented people! Sugar-Coated Chaos has some amazing geek inspire designs. I especially love the tardis and chewbaccas! Piccy

Eric also drew this picture of my crocheting ninja alter ego-

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Isn’t it ace? 😀 Please pop over and show them some love (and say i sent you 😉 )

And on that note i will leave you for today!

Ciao for now!

WEM x