Magpie Clue 2 and Owl Basket

I finished clue 2 of the Magpie mystery knit a long last week. It was quite intense with all the beading – this is my first knit with beads. It’s looking really pretty with the beads and I’m pleased with the colours of the yarn. I decided though that a little break was needed before I tackle the challenge of clue 3 – lots more beading to come! Here it is at the end of clue 2…

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I decided that I would start on the owl basket crochet pattern that I recently bought as I thought it would be a relaxing project. I failed to get it going twice in one evening so set it aside and worked on a swap project (can’t show pictures of that yet) instead. Last night though I sat down and decided to try again and…success! woot woot! It’s not that it’s difficult really, the problem for me was that it requires you to use 4 strands of yarn and I was all over the place with it the first two times – things were twisted and I couldn’t see the stitches (because I’d twisted it!) Anyway, no matter because I got it going last night and I’m on a roll. It’s a little tiring on the hands with that huge thickness for yarn but the actual pattern itself is easy so far. Here’s where I’m at…

 

 

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I’m using Stylecraft Special Chunky in the colour parchment and I really like the colour – the Stylecraft yarn is ok too – this is my first time of using it. I think now that I’ve got going on it that this won’t take too long to crochet even with the breaks for hand fatigue!

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4 Responses to Magpie Clue 2 and Owl Basket

  1. Carole says:

    Oh that looks splendid 🙂

  2. Toni says:

    Your knitting is certainly coming along – can’t wait to see what it looks like after you’ve dealt with clue 3. The crochet is looking good too.

    Toni xx

  3. You are quite the jack of all trades. I enjoy seeing the variety of projects you are working on. Bravo for persevering with the 4 strand crocheting. My hands are achy just thinking about it.

  4. Margaret says:

    Your knitting is very pretty in the colours you chose. I’ve never knitted with beads before – something else to try!

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