Fun-ish Fair Isle

Hello again dear lovely reader! Back again for more news of my crafty adventures I see. Well, I bring tidings of great crochet joy, for I have indeed completed my Valentine hearts bunting, so here it is: ta dah!

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Turned out quite lush, did it not? It measures over three metres in length and shall be strung across my lounge, bringing a warm, toasty, loved-up glow to the room. Yes, feel the love people!
What’s that I hear dear reader? Are you wondering what’s on my hook/needles now that my little heart-felt project has been completed? Well wonder no longer, for I am currently knitting a fab Fair Isle pair of fingerless gloves in grey, black and cream. Ooh, I do love a bit of Fair Isle, mainly because it’s a pattern and you know I have a thing for patterns don’t you! Here’s a little mid-glove pic, just to give you a ‘taste’ for them…

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Unfortunately, as Fair Isle patterns need oodles of concentration and I knit whilst watching the telly, I can’t always work on said gloves when there’s a programme/film involving a lot of ‘visual’ plot references (subtitled programmes/films are a knitting/crochet dilemma/ nightmare for me). Therefore, I have another, easier project on the go too, this being a snood ( don’t you just love saying that word?) for my daughter. It’s knitted in American moss stitch over an even number of stitches and has a four row pattern:
Row1: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, to end of row.
Row 2: as row 1.
Row 3: as row 1.
Row 4: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, to end of row.

Don’t you just love learning a new stitch? Plus it’s from another country too, so it’s a bit like having a little cultural adventure! (No, you’re right, I don’t get out much.) So here’s a little pre-snood shot of my latest work-in-progress, or should I say snood-in-process?

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Oooh, I forgot to mention that the snood (still love saying that word) yarn has little metallic threads of gold in it! I just love watching it sparkle under the lights in the evening; sparkly things always make me smile!
I also bought the latest issue of Simply Crochet magazine at the weekend and can’t wait to start on the fab flamingo! My hook is poised for flouncy flamingo frippery!

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Plus the free gift with this issue was a HUGE button which made me feel a bit like one of the Borrowers. Now, what crafty loveliness can I rustle up that I could adorn with  a HUGE button…

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