Sunday, 13 January 2013

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

Well January has been quite manic and we're not even half way through yet. The madness shows no sign of slowing down as I'll be off to Cardiff for a week at the end of January for training with work.

So I have managed to get some crafting done during the madness. I have been working on this Easy Peazy Shawl by Megan Delorme. I'm really enjoying the pattern, I have made a few mistakes in the lace parts but I'm happy with it so far. I am using a chenille yarn that I got in a charity shop. I love how rich it looks when it's knitted up and I love the colour. I have lots of this yarn so I may make matching gloves to go with it.

 I have also been working on this cowl/infinity scarf with some noro yarn striped with some grey double knit I had in my stash. I love the effect of the colour change. I plan to sell this one on my facebook page Maggie Makes Stuff or at a Craft Fair that I might be attending soon. As it's just garter stitch it is very simply so I hope to get it finished quickly.

I picked up this notebook from Paperchase recently and I have been using it to scribble down crafty ideas so I don't forget them. I had fun decorating the cover with washi tape, stencils and stamps and for some reason I really like brown paper and rounded corners. Yes I am one of those people that gets excited about stationary.

Here are doodles of some granny square stashbusting I have planned in the future. I like to scribble ideas for colour pallets for projects.

Anyway. I hope you have enjoyed this little update.



  1. I have tried to start the head and body. Can't understand how the pattern increases 5 stitches between row 10 and 17. 60 stitches on 10 and then 65 on row 17. Then row 18 is 60 stitches. Where is the increase. 5+25+30 =60 not 65. Row 20 cannot be reduced to equal only 54 stitches when you are dec 6 x all together. from row 19. Please help me to understand. I did Elmo had some difficulty but finally worked it out. I really want to make this for my grandson.Thanks so much for your help.

  2. Hii, plzz help me I have a trouble in making the Elmo head and body R16 I dont have any trouble in sc2 then ch23 then leave 23 but I have a trouble in sc28 its coming 27 not 28 plzz help me I wanna complete the elmo by this week plzzzzzzzzz.

  3. Hi Maggie, this is Manjula. Actually my query is about Elmo. I don't have fuzzy red yarn. Can I make it using normal yarn?

  4. Hi there. Sorry for my late reply. Ì don't maintain the bling anymore. Yes you can use normal red yarn. I've seen some people try this on Revelry:)