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Cabled Mittens And A Bit About Donkeys

I have this weekend free from commitments other than the ones that I have to myself and the household I live in. I love having a couple of days like that and it means that I finally had time to do calculations on the Lazy Cable Fingerless Mittens from last week and to double check them too, before I release the pattern into the wild, which I have just done on

Cable mittens purpleLazy Cable Fingerless Mittens © Irene Lundgaard 2010

I have worked the mittens in the lovely Aran weight Alpaca from Artesano. That yarn is simply just a joy to work and the heat that the alpaca generated is second to none.

I have only made the pattern available on Ravelry so far, but I will load it on the pattern page here very soon. I just need to get that donkey out of the way first! You see, I’m also trying to tackle a crochet donkey this weekend. I don’t know what it is about donkeys, but they really are awkward creatures which they have proven to be in crochet too…

Note: This pattern is now available for sale here!

Fun Tunisian crochet

Spring-colour Tangle

Spring has definitely sprung. The daffodils are nodding prettily tête-a-tête in my garden-wilderness and the birds are courting and nesting galore.

IMG_0579smallSpring-colour Tangle

Spring even found it’s way to my Tunisian hook too. The spring-colour tangle in the picture is a Neck Wedge I had left to it’s own devises for a while and basically given up on but then I tried it on the other day when the sun was out but with a definite nip in the air. Experience tells me that it will be nippy for another while and the Neck Wedge might just keep a cold at bay. I then realized I had a remnant of the severe green Artesano Aran and thought I would make another pair of fingerless mittens. Once they were done I realized that there might be enough of the Schoppel Wolle Pur for another little neck warmer ideal for golfers, or so my golfing relations tell me, so out came the yellow Artesano Aran remnant from the yellow fingerless mittens. And here I am, almost done with a pile of Spring-colour Tangle to keep me warm, and who knows, that Neck Wedge might even find it’s way onto paper…

Note: Nic, the master of cables and lacy Miss Potter mittens came up with the Wedge name idea, for that I am grateful! Oh, I just re-realized she has me tagged for a bit of Hodge Podge… Better get going.

Yarns are available at The Yarn Room.

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Hyperbolic Skinny Scarves

I am working on a bunch of ruffled skinny scarves for the Christmas Spirit Market in Tinahely on Sunday December 13th. It’s great fun and I find the combination of Artesano Aran weight, a size 8 mm hook and the hyperbolic technique works a treat. I finish each off with mohair for added effect. IMG_7343

Hyperbolic Skinny Scarf © 2009 Irene Lundgaard

I am combining the making of the scarves whith focusing on the three workshops on the Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef that I am doing at The Science Gallery on Sunday December 6th, there are still (FREE) tickets available and they can be booked here.

You are invited to come along to Hypberbolic Day at The Yarn Room on Friday December 4th from 10 – 5.30 and make your own contribution of crochet for the Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.

The scarves are colourful for the winter and fun to make, they are nice and snug and warm and soft to wear! What’s not to like?