Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Infinity Scarf

If you watched the latest episode of the podcast you'll know that I finished 3 projects recently. If not, then why not watch it after reading this, here's the link.

Anyway...one of the projects I finished was a crochet design that I'd put into hibernation some time ago. Initially I was halfway through making it and realised that it wasn't working up the way I wanted.

Now, with a change in yarn, hook size and the elimination of a design aspect, I have something that I am extremely proud of.



Using a larger crochet hook has made a much squishier finished piece, the yarn is also a lot softer and the colours have more of an impact.

I haven't written up the pattern yet, as I might make some changes to the construction, I also need to think of a name.

Any suggestions?

Thursday, 9 November 2017

That's So Ewe: Episode 14 - 3 FOs 1 Week

The latest episode of the podcast is up on YouTube, Show notes can be found here. There's also a link in the YouTube description box.



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Fairly Odd Socks Vol. 1



For the past 10 months I've been working on my sock collection, my first ever sock collection. This collection is made up of paired odd socks so I've named it Fairly Odd Socks.

There are our patterns in total, though technically there are eight because each individual sock is different, so you can have a myriad of combinations.

The patterns, plus the E-book, have been added to Ravelry, Love Knitting, Etsy and Craftsy. I will soon add them to the PDF Patterns tab, I will also write a separate post talking about each sock in detail.

For now, you can enjoy these pictures.



             

 

 


 




Saturday, 9 September 2017

Simple Scrummy Scones

Mrs U Makes...Simple Scrummy Scones


A (very) long time ago I posted a recipe for sugar crusted scones. Whilst these are tasty, they aren't the healthiest. So in an effort to not completely overload the U household with sugar, I've been making scones without the sugar crust and have recorded a video demonstrating how simple they are to make.

Mrs U Makes...Simple Scrummy Scones

Who wouldn't want to feast on warm buttery scones in the morning, at lunch, or whenever you fancy. Be sure to make enough to go round.

Check out the video below or click here for the written and sugar crusted version.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

That's So Ewe: Episode 11 - The Late, Late, Late Show

Episode 11 of That's So Ewe is ready and waiting to view, show notes can be fond on the Mrs U Makes Ravelry group.

Happy Watching



Fairly Odd Socks (partial release)


For the past few weeks I've been busy testing and finalising the first two patterns in the my first sock collection, 'Fairly Odd Socks'. This is a collection of socks that are odd but still a pair.

Brothers Not Twins



Over The Top, Then In & Out

       


The first two patterns have been published on Ravelry as individual patterns and in the E-Book, they will be available every where else once the collection is complete.
Though the E-Book isn't complete, you can download the partial copy at a reduced price, this will then be updated when the final two patterns are added (and the price increased), which means....you'll get all four patterns at a bargain price.

The final to patterns in the collection, Join the Crew Socks and Meandering Socks are currently being tested and should be released mid September.

Join the Crew Socks



Meandering Socks

             

Once all patterns are released I will write a post and/or record a video talking about each sock in detail.

I've been working on this project since the beginning of the year and I have enjoyed every moment, so much so that I'm already thinking up ideas for volume two.

So if you want to get in on the odd sock madness head over to the Ravelry store and get yourself a copy.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Still Here

It's been a very long time since I posted here, that's mainly because I've been knitting and focusing more on YouTube. I have been contemplating whether or not to keep the blog, and decided to keep it. Even though there a probably fewer people reading them, I think it's still a great avenue to keep in touch with people.

Though I wont be posting regular full on posts, I'll link to my YouTube channel and try and keep you updated on what I'm doing in between podcast  episodes. I have moved my podcast notes to my Ravelry Group, where you can also find a link to previous episodes on YouTube. Alternatively, You can check out the YouTube tab at the top of the page.

I hope you (if anyone is reading), enjoy reading and watching me talk about my crafty makes. Any support is always an encouragement.

Stay Blessed
Diane.