Learning and Practising Knitting and Embroidery

So it’s been a busy few weeks writing wise (both fiction and at work!), but I have been crafting more than I thought I would thanks to the Easter weekend. I only have one FO to show – the “Love” embroidery that came as a kit with one of the Mollie Makes magazine issues.

The last thing I embroidered were some “charms” for a blogpost, so getting back into it – and at last learning how to do a proper French knot – was great. I even got some embroidery floss so I can start on my Firebird embroidery pattern… which I got in 2012. So it’s about time that I start!

Find Firebird and other Roseworks patterns here (it is a South African online shop).

Other than that, I’ve worked on my sampler scarf (knitted in various stitches) and my Mandela Day scarf which is my lazy no-brainer crochet at the moment as it just uses Elizabeth stitch I found on Pinterest.

The scarf is half my own pattern and half that which is the project for the Simply Stunning Colorwork knitting course by Anne Berk you can do through Craftsy (I can highly recommend it).

And I’m making yet another shawl. Why? Because I love them. This one is the Reyna shawl by Noora Laivola.

Reyna knitted shawl on white background WIP photo 1

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.


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