Craft and Be Happy

For months now I’ve been intrigued by many fellow bloggers making reference to the “Being Creative” project. Finally, today I took a look at Julia Crossland’s website and discovered what it’s all about – and you know what – I’m in! It might be a bit late in the year  , but what the heck it looks like fun and I might even learn something.

Do go and take a look for yourselves, it’s a beautiful site and full of inspiration. I’ve already decided on my “autumn”  project. It’s blocking at the moment, but as soon as it’s unpinned I’ll share the snuggly goodness (hint – this will make a great present – and it’s very “on trend”). it’s also a great crochet project for someone new to the craft and bound to make you look super craftsy!

Until then I’ll leave you with a peek at what’s just come off my hook – these super cute and cosy fingerless mittens –  pattern in the process of being written up and a sample is on display at Fibre and Clay in Knutsford. This is also suitable for a beginner and I promise the pattern will be available by the end of the month, just in time for Christmas gift making.

Craft and be happy.

Tracey x

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  1. Ali

     /  September 18, 2011

    Yay! Welcome to ‘Being Creative’! Look forward to what you have autumned!
    Those fingerless mittens look so snuggly Tracey!
    Keep on being creative….xx


  2. I had a look at ‘Being Creative’ …… I was tempted, but I don’t have enough hours in the day as it is!! The fingerless mitts look lovely – it’s just about cold enough to start wearing them!!


  3. Hello Tracey, I’m glad I’ve found you! Thanks so much for visiting Planet Penny and voting for me. I really LOVE those mitts, what gorgeous yarn. I know I’ve just made some, but I’m sure I need another pair, looking forward to the pattern!
    Penny x


  4. heikeknits

     /  September 19, 2011

    I love those mittens…can’t wait for the pattern. Hx


  5. Tracey Todhunter

     /  September 19, 2011

    Hello Penny and Heike. Pattern will be up this week – glad you both like them :)


  6. I’m heading over right now to check on Being Creative. I love your fingerless gloves. The yarn is a beautiful color. How does it feel? Is it soft or is it itchy? Can hardly wait to see your new creative being blocked. Have a great rest of today.


  7. Tracey Todhunter

     /  September 21, 2011

    The yarn is a mix of Alpaca and cotton and surprisingly soft and fluffy Valarie. It doesn’t “shed” as much as I thought it would either.


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