Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Coaster Love

If you think it's been a little quiet here at the crafty corner it's because I've been away on holiday for a week soaking up some well needed sun and and eating lots of yummy food.  Thank you for all your lovely comments I will be trying to catch up with you all over the next few days. 

I wasn't idle while I was away in fact it's fun to knit and crochet around the pool and on the beach, It gave me the opportunity to make these...

When I decorated my sitting room earlier in the year my coasters needed replacing because the colours didn't match my new decor, I used glass coasters for a while but many a coffee cup tipped over and spilled its contents because they weren't place squarely on the coaster. 

Up until now I haven't had the time to make any, I've made six for myself but my friends liked them so much they all want some too so I know what they will be getting for Christmas :)

There are lots of coaster patterns available but I always go back to these because they are so pretty and very easy to make, they are Ana's Bloom Coasters and you can find the pattern  here.  I made an extra round of trebles becasue I was using 4ply patons cotton and they were turning out too small, Dk weight works best.

I had the knitting needles out too while I was away and made something small and cute and will be showing you once it's blocked and I have the buttons sewn on. 

I'm trying to adjust myself to the colder weather I can't believe how much colder it is than before I went away just over a week ago, winter is rapidly approaching, how I wish I could escape the winter months and live in a place in the sun!

Hope you are all having a great week.

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  1. Your coasters are lovely and colorful, Linda!! Glad to know you had a great vacation:)
    Winters at my place are Sunny during the day, come here and enjoy:)

  2. I may just take you up on that Preeti. X

  3. They are so lovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a cosy day !

  4. Nice to hear that you had a lovely holiday. The coasters are so beautiful with the white edge.

  5. Your coasters are so pretty and yes I too love the colors. I hope you had a nice vacation. Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

  6. Glad you had a nice holiday. Your coasters are very pretty and of course useful.

  7. Love the bright coasters Linda.


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