Ok....so I have gotten a little sidetracked from making my Calico rug!
But when I saw this gorgeous granny stocking pattern
designed by Michelle from the Royal Sisters Blog
I just had to make some for my children.
I still need to add some cute little pom poms,
I am waiting for a smaller pom pom maker to arrive - oh I know I can make pom poms the old fashioned way, but I much prefer using pom pom makers!
Michelle sells the pattern on Etsy here
and her Ravelry page for this project can be found here
Pattern is very well written and easy to follow,
it is written in UK/Australian terms with US terms in brackets
Lots of great step-by-step photos, well worth the small purchase price.
I used 8ply Moda Vera Marvel & Panda Magnum Acrylic
with a 4.5mm hook.
a little update on my Calico rug
thank you all for your interest in it :)
I'm almost finished my second ball of calico!
It now measures approx 90cm in diameter.
So far its turning out great!
Trudi asked me how my arms and wrists were coping with the heavy hooking..
Thanks for asking Trudi, so far ok but my left hand thumb is feeling the pressure from working with such a heavy project so I need to work a row or two, then take a break...
its not as hard to hook as the denim was in my
But I think it will be all worth it in the end ;)
Have a great weekend everyone
~ Gillian ♥