Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarn along....



Hello, today I am joining in with Ginny and her Yarn Along.
This week I have been trying to finish my Christmas decorations for the swap.  All the crochet bits are done, it just some sewing and adding a few embellishments left to do.  This is the fun bit, choosing extra trimmings and trying different things out till I find a combo that I am happy with. 
 They look a bit weird all unfinished, but I think they will be cute once I get them together. 
(Hoping anyway!)  
I think it is ok to go a bit over the top at Christmas time, I'll show you the finished things later in the week (hope you will be able to tell what they are supposed to be, Gary couldn't!!)

I have also been looking at a new crochet book that I got this week, Little Crochet by Linda Permann.
There are some cute things for babies and toddlers in here and a very nice granny square blanket that I might have a go at some day.



But these little Cutie Patootie Pants are the reason I wanted this book. I saw the lovely ones that 
 Shara from One Grey Elephant made, and just had to make a pair for a few up and coming babies (not my own!)

I am thinking of making them in cotton, as I have just received some new cotton from Bendigo. 
These 5 colours are from their new seasons colours, and I really like them, especially the kiwi green and the sky blue.



 These are the new colours mixed with some older colours that I already had, I think I can make some good colour combos with this lot.




I have 5 hours as a passenger in the car tomorrow, so might make a start on a little pair of pants.


Happy yarning on!

19 comments:

  1. Lots of fun colours there to make the gorgeous pants.
    Enjoy the journey.

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  2. What a lovely yarn and what a lovely colors! The pants are cute:)

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  3. Your Christmas decorations look like they are going to be amazing, can't wait to see the end product!
    Angie x

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  4. Lovely yarn Jules! I know what the decorations are!!! Lots of fun and decorating is endless....have fun.
    The pants look so cosy for a little one. What color are you choosing?
    Safe travels, xoRobin❤

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  5. Love all the cotton colors!!! Cotton is my all time favorite yarn to use. I live in Louisiana and have not seen this brand of yarn...Please may I ask, where did you get it for I may want to order...Shari

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  6. Christmas crochet looks lovely and very interesting. I'm thinking trees!

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  7. I'm thinking your Christmas decoration is going to be a hit with everyone. It's different, and looking very pretty so far. :)

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  8. what great happy colors!! can't wait to see the fo!!!

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  9. Can't wait to see the finished Christmas decorations. They already looks lovely...

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  10. are they christmas trees? i think they look great and i am all over going over the top for christmas! lol all of your new yarns look wonderful, such rich colors.

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  11. how charming that first photo is! all your handmades are so colorful and pretty! i love being inspired by a new book and yarn, have a wonderful safe road trip and happy hooking!

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  12. Just beautiful pants. I really like your cotton yarn tool

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  13. What a gorgeous pile of yarn!

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  14. Xmas Trees?!They look fab anyhoo. Loving those Cutie Patooties and all the colours you have in your stash.

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  15. Great cotton yarn and your Xmas projects look very exciting----trees or pin cushions?

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  16. Loving the look of your decorations! I'm thinking beautiful yarny trees.

    Those pants look like they will hook up quickly too, which is always a bonus. Did I mention I have cotton envy?! :)

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  17. Oh good luck with the pants! They are so simple to make, I can whip up a pair without the pattern now. I love the cottons, I just go Bendigo's new cotton colourcard in the post and I want them all!!

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  18. What fun projects! Happy car knitting. Those pants will be adorable in green.

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  19. Hello there. Your swap ornaments look STUNNING! Wow! You can send one to Virginia if you want... ;0

    I also was excited to see you are enjoying "Little Crochet". I have blogged about that book and a number of the things I've made from it. I love LOVE that book and Permann's patterns! I haven't tried those little pants, so can't wait to see yours. xoxo

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