Hangers On…


Recently, we went to HobbyCraft Chelmsford.  While there, I had a good look at the many beads on display.  Initially, my interest stemmed from the fact that I’m sorely tempted to try my hand at jewellery making!  You can blame Jewellery Maker (TV channel, Sky 655).  We were well behaved though – buying very little.  I did get a string of fuchsia glass beads, for making stitch markers with.  Jenny made the markers for me – seven each with a little Tibetan silver humming bird and one with a butterfly:

Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers

 

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Christmas Decor? Already?


Let’s Knitting magazine, Issue 47, includes a supplemental pattern booklet containing some delightful Christmas decorations.  Scanning through it, I knew immediately that I just had to make the first item: a charming angel called Ariella (designed by Tina Barrett).  She’s quite unusual, having no halo and purple, gauzy wings, and bright red dress and shoes.  The magazine comes with the yarn needed, and the little golden bells that adorn her shoes.  I’m quite pleased with the result:

Ariella

Ariella