Poppy Patchwork

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019


I have 14 x 50grms of 4ply Alpaca yarn, plus another 200grms is part balls, I would like to use these, knitting I think rather than crochet, there is enough for a jumper or cardigan for me, I will have to look online for a pattern.
 I have 2+ balls of white and 3 balls of natural.
 Plus loads of Nord 4ply from my shawls.
 I have never followed a crochet pattern, so I am going to have a go at making this lion, the box has everything I require, my eldest daughter gave it to me. 
I have been sorting this morning in our spare room. 
I have always kept board games in the bottom draw, and Will's toddler books in the middle drawer, but the weight is too much for these drawers, so I have moved everything to the drawer under the spare bed. We have visitors soon, so these empty drawers will be useful.
All my fabrics from the bed drawer is now on our bed, I want to sort everything, having already pulled out the yarn above, I have far too many fabrics, I will have room to store them in my walk-in wardrobe in our room, it will be good to have it all in piles where I can see what I have.
I have a few items I want to make, but no desire to get my sewing machine out. I have plenty of time, but I am not crafting or reading much. I am watching tennis, the matches are brilliant, I don't find the doubles or mixed doubles interesting, the action is just too quick.
Yesterday I went out with daughter, to local out of town center, hubby met us for lunch in M&S, I did purchase some clothes, I needed 2 bra's and also picked up a tailored pair of shorts in M&S sale.
Soon I will start sorting the stuff from our bed, nothing else planned for today, it is market day in the village, but we have no plans to walk down.
It is very dull and overcast here, and horribly muggy, but I don't think we will have any rain, I would love some rain, my water butts are low again.
I am feeling a bit under the weather, outside suits my mood, I am hoping working to sort my fabrics will make me smile again.


  1. It feels good to have a sort out. Mick bought me the Edward's Menagerie book a few Christmas's ago and I still haven't got round to making anything from it, I've never done any amigurumi before.

    1. That's cool I bought the imaginarium one of his to try out but haven't tried to do any yet.

  2. It's surprising how much we have stashed away LOL Best, Jane x

  3. I hope this link works https://www.acknitwear.co.uk/blog/2019/7/10/fo-granito-sweater?mc_cid=8367c607e3&mc_eid=612a4bdb4d
    Granito Sweater is knitted in 4 ply and might be just the pattern you are looking for.

  4. forgot to say its a Ravelry pattern just in case the link doesn't work ... silly me

  5. I love having a good sort out, it clears the mind :-)
    I've not been in the mood for much crafting either lately, perhaps it's the time of year. I hope you feel better soon. x

  6. I haven't been crafting much lately either, as I've been reading some good books I can't get myself to put down. That means I haven't tackled the closets that I've promised I'll get sorted out this summer either. Oh, well... Hope you are feeling better and more yourself.

  7. You have quite the storage space. So much fits in so many smaller locations, around the house. It's a credit to your ogranisational skills. That lion project, looks like fun!

  8. I'm a week out of going back to uni so crafting is really not a priority at the moment. That and having been so sick it's been hard to bounce back.



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