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I've been busy swatching recently and playing about with graph paper, colouring pencils, various stitch patterns and this colourful yarn palette.  I'm working on a couple of things - firstly, a pair of fingerless gloves / mittens made with Patons FAB DK yarn.....

yarn

.....and secondly, a baby aran jumper made with rico baby classic DK.  This moss stitch swatch is for the back.

aran

I've also got a design forming in my mind using one of my tartans - the MacLeod hunting tartan.  I just need to find yarns in the same shades as the colours shown below to start swatching.

tartan

I bought some shade cards from Jamieson & Smith to go with the shade cards from Jamieson's of Shetland I already had.  I love the colours of yarn from both companies.

J & S

J & S 1

J of S

J of S 1

J of S 3

J of S 4

J of S 8

J of S 9

J of S 10

I couldn't not include this picture of my gorgeous little boy snuggling into his mammie.

Cuilean

 

 

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  1. Kelly

    Hi Penny! I know - I sometimes wonder what I'm thinking about! Thanks for the compliment on my wee boy - he's a little sweetheart!

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  2. Penny Veitch

    That sounds like a very ambitious project! I look forward to seeing the results. Gorgeous wee dog!

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  3. Kelly

    Hi Jen! Welcome to my new home! I think Patons are ok. I've never really used them properly to make anything before now. Stylecraft is another brand that is quite inexpensive and they're good. I've used them a good few times mainly for samples for my course. Isn't Cuilean just delicious! X

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  4. Jen

    Hi Kelly ! I am checking out your brand new blogging space... just look at all those shades ! I wondered about Patons... is that one of the leading inexpensive yarns in UK? Cuilean is soooo cute. xxoxo

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