Saturday, 28 April 2012

Strawberry Quick Cardigan

I finished knitting a pure wool sweater right in time for the heat of summer!

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Soft Spun, Colour 2838
Needle: 5mm
Pattern: Free from DROPS found here.

More details can be found on my Ravelry page here.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Twig Spring Sign

I found this idea on a blog link party and loved everything about it.

As you can see, I had a bit of a problem keeping the twigs curved for the S, so I ended up enforcing the bottom twig together with curved wire, then wrapping with jute.

To bend your twigs, first choose new green growth, very gently bend them and submerse them, coiled, in the bottom of a glass of water or a jar for about a day.  Take them out and then wrap them around a paper towel or toilet paper roll and tape them into place. Let them dry for at least two days.

Assemble the twigs using jute or twine, gluing the loose end with hot glue.