Sapphire shawl

Emma Crafts Design

Happy Monday!

I hope you guys are all ready for the new week, I certainly am! I have finished my Age of Brass and Steam (or Sapphire) shawl, using the beautiful yarn I got gifted by Tracy 😍

I just absolutely love the colours, it didn’t pool at all and just turned out so pretty! I really like wearing it as a scarf, it sits nice and cosy around my neck and the yarn is really so soft 😊

It’s good that I have finished this, as I’m planning to knit a jumper next! That should keep me plenty busy over the move, when I don’t have access to all my normal material.

Have a great week ❤️

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Felted Phone Cases

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I have about run out of felted phone cases to sell at the store. I have some larger ones for those “gigantic” phones but needed some smaller ones that fit a smaller phone. I already have a bunch of kits made up for a felted phone class that I ended up not teaching so I used those. The theme for the phone class was “cosmic”. I find with beginner classes it is easier to have the students do similar designs so that people don’t get stuck on what their phone case should look like and work more on the techniques of felting. So these kits were made up to work with a dark sky and planets, moons or stars.

The kits include batts and a few embellishments with different colored wool and some dyed silk noil. Again, for a beginner class I like to keep it simple. So I was…

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Some Dutch Crochet Adventures… (Part 1)

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We’ve just returned from a week in The Netherlands. There was so much crochet inspiration and crochet related things to share that I’m going to do two blog posts about it. So here’s Part 1…

I had a BIG birthday at the end of July and I wanted to celebrate it in the country where it all began just 40 years ago and be with my family. So we packed the campervan and trailer and off we went…

20170728_113818I managed to crochet this cushion cover for the campervan just in time before we left! It was wonderful to be in a place which is dear to me surrounded by my close family and look at the cake that awaited me…

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And just look at some of the VERY special crochet related birthday gifts that I received…

P1190907This is a beautiful piece of old crochet.

20170808_164738‘The Crochet Book’ is a book…

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Another WIP bites the dust

The Yarn Blabber

Well, actually two are now finished. My roll up tool case is done and I’ve decided to keep it for myself. It’s really useful for working on projects in the living room because I don’t have to spend time searching for hooks and needles anymore. I leave this on the coffee table, open it, and there’s the thing I need to continue working on something. This system, of course, relies on me being thoughtful enough to return a tool to the case when I’m finished using it. So far so good!

I changed my mind about some things, obviously. I decided not to sew a binding to the edges of the knitting because once I got the liner and pockets done I was simply happy with how it looked without the extra decoration. When I sewed the pockets I opted for a denim look with light colored thread. I also…

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Not quite finished

The Yarn Blabber

Today I only had to teach one class in the morning so now I am free to do whatever I want. I decided this morning to work on my mosaic knitting rectangle. I think with a couple more pattern repeats this will be taking a direct flight to done city.

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I’m still not 100% certain about what I want to do with this, but I’m considering either using it as a table runner or turning it into a rolled up storage case for my most often used tools. I’m not really happy with the colors, though, so I’m leaning towards table runner a little more. On the other hand, I was thinking that in the future I could knit another roll up in better colors with a different mosaic design and switch them out. Two is better than one, I suppose. Another idea would be to just give this to…

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Springtime versatile shawl

Emma Crafts Design

Hello readers!

So I am a bit late on my usual posting schedule, but the weekend has been so hectic with the move and we still don’t have internet, probably until next week 😦 so I am posting on my phone today and for the rest of the week.

I did get time today to finish the springtime versatile shawl though, and it was lovely to finally be able to sit in our new house and get some crochet time 🙂

Anyway, here it is!

I love that I can wear it in so many different ways! This shawl definitely is named appropriately!

I hope that you guys have all had a great Anzac Day.

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Crochet Jeffy the Puppet Request

This is hilarious! Lol! Love it!

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gold crochet crown

What have I gotten myself into? The kids’ memories have deep roots! Their memories are lousy for most things but then, one of them will remember that last year I made so and so such and such and why can’t I do it this year too? I’m blabbering so let me explain.

Today, I got unexpected pleas to make crochet items. The kids are always requesting things, and this year, I’ve moved away from making crocheted items for individuals because it was hard to keep up with demand. This year, I made things at my leisure and threw them in our prize box. I got good at saying no, sorry, can’t do it. Eventually, the requests started to taper off. I thought, “Good, they’re starting to forget.” Every now and then, one of them will remember we had a year where I made them all crowns when they made it…

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