Its been a while

But I am still here and still knitting. And occasionally making jewellery but my current fave is knitting. I have been busy, I just havent taken photos but I do plan to put that right.

So the first project I want to show off is the cardi I made for my mums birthday. It is the first cabled project I have ever done and I was very surprised by how easy and non fiddly it was, non fiddly is good when you have an attention span as miniscule as mine.

The pattern is from Simply Knitting magazine issue 55, June 2009. The yarn is 2 ply baby alpaca knit on 4mm needles to give it a lovely airy feeling.

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The cables run straight up the front, 2 either side of the buttons and have a lacy bit between them

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I replaced the suggested black beads around the neckline with 4mm freshwater pearl nuggets, you can see the lace panel better on this one

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Wedding Jewellery and Tiaras

I decided I would like to have a play with sparkly things so I have started compiling a wedding section on my website.

I have several pairs of earrings on there which I am very pleased with and a few tiaras. Its great working with the really pretty stuff like swarovskis and gorgeous gorgeous pearls. I still have to make some necklaces and bracelets but things are coming along and I am loving it!

I have also decided to have a go at wedding favours, I know how much my friend agonised over them when she got married so I thought it might be nice to makeĀ  something small which people might actually use afterwards. I am still adding things and making things but if anyoe would like to leave a comment on what is there already I would love to hear from you!

www.gigglinggoblin.co.uk

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Firework Tiara

Was sat playing the other night, couldnt really think of anything to make and this just happened. I love the colours, and the fact they all stand straight up reminds me of fireworks shooting up into the air. Its a mix of freshwater pearl nuggets, glass faceted beads, czech firepolish crystals and swarovski crystals on pink wire with a silver plated alice band base.

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More knitted wire!

This time using a knitted dolly. Freshwater pearl nuggets and teeny little glass crystals trapped inside a tube of knitted wire. Two strands of delicate wire again, one purple and one a kind off dull gold clour, not bronze, not silver – not sure really! Let me know what you think!