Welcome to my blog!

I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Owly mitts and two more books :-)

Finished my owly mitts last night YAY! I love the way the simple patten of cables makes these adorable little owls, the beads for eyes is a fab finishing touch too, I'm thrilled with them. Think I made these at the right time too as the weather has gone a bit pear shaped again, gale force freezing winds and showery rain too, and there was me thinking spring was here, lol! 
Emptied out the big whiskey bottle of odd change at  the weekend so I had some money to spend :-) After seeing the book of knitted blankets I got a week or so ago I thought I'd get the  first one, typical of me to buy the second one first, lol! So here it is,

More gorgeousness!! I love loads of them but think my favourite in this one is the beach one, it's the one with the the bunting around it that's unfolded on the cover. The squares have beach huts, punch and judy stand, ice cream cones, it's lovely! The Magic Carpet is fab too, like a Moroccan rug with sequins and beads and tassels all around the edge. I have too many things I want to make now! Got this book too,

The Teddy Bear book influenced this one as they were such lovely designs, love the little doggy in has basket on the cover too! Another great one with lots of designs from reindeer to pixies :-)

I started knitting the cardigan last night with the purpley lilacy wool I got this week. Seems a simple pattern so I'm hoping it won't take too long to make as I want to be wearing it!


steph said...

Again, i love the owl mitts. They are gorgeous. The blankets and throws book looks brilliant and i want the toy one ^_^ lol. The little dog on the front is so cute. You are going to busy forever now you know ^_^

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Fantastic owl mitts! What a clever pattern. Lovely new books too, so tempting! :)

docherty54 said...

I love the mitts too.. well spotted! And so good of Lee to model them! I think you may need to get another bookcase.. or are these lovely books for your coffee table??

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oooh, lovely Lori. I've got the blankets book. Great isn't it. I really like the throw with the beaded flowers on it, but you're right, the beach hut one is gorgeous. Sandra Polley is a genius. I think I might have that pattern too actually. Lx