June 2015

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Bagalong

5 SquaresKathryn at Crafternoon Treats is hosting a bagalong. If you pop along to her blog you will find a pattern and several posts about how make the bag and how to alter it. There is also a Facebook group, a very friendly and informative group to show off your squares and bags. The pattern is also listed on Ravelry, if you want to add it to your projects page. I was initially going to use two strands of DK, but decided to order some chunky yarn instead. You can never have too much yarn, right? I have all my squares made. I just need to finish sewing in my ends so I can join them and start work on the lining. I’ve chosen this fabric for my lining.

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V-Stitch RippleFrog it and make something else! I started making this V-Stitch Ripple last week. I loved the colours of the original and I like the effect that using a v-stitch added to the ripple. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. The pattern suggests not cutting the yarn, but carrying it up the sides. I was struggling to manage 5 balls, so decided to cut my yarn and sew in the ends. After a couple more repeats, I realised that the ends were going to be a mare to sew in; there would be hundreds of them and while a v-stitch looks lovely, it’s a horrible stitch to sew the ends into, as I already know. So, I bit the bullet and frogged it. I hate frogging things. It feels like such a failure. Read the rest of this entry »

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