Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jubilee Crafting

Jubilee Crafting by RooKnits
Jubilee Crafting, a photo by RooKnits on Flickr.

Getting into the spirit of things. A felt necklace, corsage and a button bracelet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Ripples by RooKnits
Ripples, a photo by RooKnits on Flickr.

WIP Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A wedding shrug for Lauren

My best friend got married this weekend and I had the honour of making something for her big day.
Back in February we started to look at patterns and shortlisted a few things. We looked at shrugs and shawls, knitted, crocheted and sewn. In the end we took this beautiful crochet shrug as our inspiration.

I started with lots of swatches,
Wedding shrug beginnings

and ended up going down to a 2mm crochet hook to get the right size squares with my Zephyr Laceweight (in ivory, the same yarn I used for my wedding shawl).

By Easter I had this

and knew I needed to crack on.

4th May and nearly there -
Lauren's Wedding Shrug

I made a u shape with 10 squares in total. I joined the squares on the last round of each square and blocked the shape flat before joining the side seams.

I added edging and finally blocked the entire piece on the Thursday before the wedding!
Lauren's Wedding Shrug

Lauren's Wedding Shrug

Luckily it fit perfectly and was worn with pride on Saturday.
Lauren's Wedding Shrug
I am sure there will be better photos, but here are a few to give you an idea of the fit (and the beautiful bride).
Lauren's Wedding Shrug
Thanks Lauren, for letting me be such a big part of your special day.
Lauren's Wedding Shrug