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!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Been busy hooking!

I was busy making the ami for the swap this week, obviously it'll appear here as soon as he's in his new home so I don't spoil the surprise. You'll just have to wait Steph! So after that I decided to carry on crocheting and make a granny square shrug, I love this pattern and have done three of these now, lol! They are just so nice to wear and look good as well as being so quick for instant gratification, it was finished in two days :-)

Love the colour, I used Sirdar Calico cotton so it's perfect for summer (if we get one!) and it's turned out great, I'm very pleased with it.
Also been stitching the flowers for my blind/curtain and got another couple done this week. The colours are really pretty to stitch with but it gets repetitive so every two or three flowers I stop and do something else so I don't get too bored! Hope to get it finished as soon as I can though as I want to get the curtain finished off, it looks at me every time I walk into the kitchen.......

Bit of a quiet week really not that that's a bad thing! I like quiet and no stress so pretty good :-)


Loopeyuk said...

The cardigan is fab Lori. Weldone. Love the Flowers for the blind too, those flowers are so striking it they will look fab in your kitchen. :o)

steph said...

Oooo!You little tease!'s ok i can tease you too..your ami is looking at me right now ^_-
Wow! That shrug is gorgeous, love the colour and it looks like it took weeks to make..well, it would take me weeks to make anyway ^_^
your curtainy blind window thingy is going to look really pretty, just don't let that kitty near it!
HUGS for you ^_^

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Ooh gorgeous shrug Lori! And I love the flowers too. Can't wait to see the ami! Hehe.

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Hi again Lori! My Mum was reading your blog (she's a big fan!) and she wanted me to ask you where you got the pattern for the shrug/cardi because she'd love to make one for herself! Thanks! Laura x

Hippywitch said...

Ooh a fan! Hello Laura's Mum *waves* :-)

The pattern is in a book called Weekend Crochet, I'll send the pattern to you. It's dead easy to make, just a rectangle of squares joined up so it's fun to make!

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Thanks so much Lori! Mum will be really pleased :)