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Dover, Oxford & Royal Leamington Spa

Hi Everyone!

This week I won’t be sharing any new patterns since I am away on holiday in the UK! I am still working on some projects though so stay tuned! So far I have been to Dover, Oxford and Royal Leamington Spa.

This trip started off with a 9 hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean that had a few spots of turbulence. I landed in the morning so we had plenty of time to get to our first stop in Dover. Once we arrived we explored the harbour outside our hotel and watched the ships move across the English Channel. The next day we took a hike on the White Cliffs of Dover and saw some ponies, and different types of birds.

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My first stop was in Dover and we visited the White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle. The cliffs were definitely amazing since it like standing right above the English Channel. There used to be stairs that would allow you to climb down the cliffs, but that area has since crumbled so it was too dangerous to walk down to the bottom. We were still able to see where the water meets land and it was quite high.

Here are some pictures of the White Cliffs of Dover from different locations along the cliffs:

 

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Our second stop in Dover was to Dover Castle. This castle was built in the 11th century and is one of the many castles that are all around England. This castle played key roles in the history of England and has been preserved really well. Since it was used in the medieval times and during the World Wars there are many different buildings on the castle grounds.

Here are the pictures of Dover Castle:

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The second place we went to was Oxford. Unfortunately, we did not take any pictures there, but the many different historical buildings that we saw were quite impressive.

The third place we went to was Royal Leamington Spa, which had a beautiful park in the middle of the town centre called Jephson Gardens. There are many different plants species there  and they even have a glasshouse that had different types of tropical plants in it. There is also a Roman Bath Pump there that the was built in the 18th century to be used as a spa bath.

Here are the pictures of Leamington Spa:

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That is my trip so far! Here is a knitted infinity scarf that I am currently working on during the trip. I will have the pattern up soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

-Jessica

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Crafts · Crochet · free · giftideas · jesscrafting · pattern · quick

Crochet Newborn Baby Mittens Pattern

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This week’s blog post will feature a crochet pattern for baby mittens that I made using Loops and Thread’s Charisma Baby yarn in Coral. They had the yarn for sale at Michael’s so I decided to get some in different shades of pink and variegated  yarn. I am also working on a baby diaper cover that I will post about in a later post. Since the yarn is thick and the mittens are only for a newborn, this project worked up really quick! Let’s get started!

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Materials
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) (4 – Medium) Yarn
5.5 mm (I) Hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker (Optional)

Pattern
Starting with the ribbing.
CH 3.
Row 1: SC into 2nd CH from Hook and till end. Turn. (2)
Row 2 – 13: CH 1. SC into BKLO till end. Turn. (2)
Row 14: CH 1. SC into BKLO till end. SLST into CH ST to for the ribbing band of the mitten. Do not finish off. (2)

Mitten
Round 1: CH 1. SC into same ST. SC around. (14)
Round 2 – 7: SC around (14)
Round 8: SCTOG. SC into next 5 STs. SCTOG. SC into next 5 STs. (12)
Round 9: SC around (12)
Round 10: SCTOG around. (6)
FO. Leave a tail to close up the top of the mitten. Flip the mitten around to sew weave in ends.

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That’s it! The bright colour of the yarn is perfect for baby mittens and I really like how soft the yarn is so it was easy to work with. Unfortunately, I think this particular yarn has been discontinued, but there are many different baby soft yarns that are available to make these mittens with!

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-Jessica

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amigurumi · Crafts · Crochet · Etsy · jesscrafting · Knitting · pattern · Scarf

Fibi the Fox Lalylala Amigurumi Pattern

Hi Everyone!

This week I want to share with you an amigurumi that I am very happy to have completed! It is the Fibi Fox Amigurumi that I made using Lalylala’s pattern.  I have wanted to make one of these dolls for a really long time and am very glad I finally did! The pattern was pretty straight forward to follow and the final product turned out so cute! Even the little knitted scarf was enjoyable to make. I don’t usually make amigurumi and I always forget that they work up fairly quickly. The only problem I have in making them is crocheting with a smaller hook, but you get used to it.

Here are my results:

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Isn’t she adorable? I had a lot of fun making this project and definitely recommend following one of the Lalylala patterns. I don’t usually purchase patterns, but this project definitely made it worth it! I used Kroy’s Sock Yarn for the scarf and Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice, Loops and Thread’s Impeccable, and Red Heart Super Saver for the body.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy making your own Lalylala doll!

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-Jessica

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