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Actually, it has been finished a couple days, but in the excitement, :-), I forgot to share! *g* So, with temps in mid 20s, (and last thing required is scarf!) here it is.

Made mostly during train journeys, the body is a simple mesh. I felt it needed something more, and found teeny tiny hearts on Attic24's blog. Many thanks to Lucy for sharing!

Hearty goodness. Having recently had crochet *click* in my head in a way my fingers could translate, I needed pictures as well as instruction, and Lucy provided both. I made a bit of a horlicks of the first couple, but 'you won't see it off a number 3', so am contente with end result.

For the curious, my scarf is composed of 1 ball of James C Brett's 'Ripple' in shade H4. (Considering this yarn is 55% wool, and wool makes me rash leik woah, I am considerably surprised skin on hands did not react during the crochet process. Curious but contente. :- )
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... hearts trimming a scarf.

Teeny Tiny Hearts by Attic24 J'adore! Thank you, Lucy, for sharing!

More creative spaces.


May. 14th, 2011 10:34 am
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Too much wordy posts the last couple days, so today, mostly photo updates.

I am more about the hooky at the moment.

Progress on the african flower/paperweight granny bag to Mia's pattern. Perle 5 coton. Wish I could show the colors accurately.

(there is thrush singing in a tree opposite. Beautiful.)

Easy project for train journeys. Simple mesh pattern from...

...this book.
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...makes my shoulders ache in the same way quilting does. 2 more I made y/day eve. I bought a smaller hook so I could try the perle 5 coton I have, and this is the result.

I do wish I had found Mia's tute on how to deal with the ends as you go before I started these--it would have made every thing so much neater and easier.

It doesn't really show in the photo, but the blues are not the same. One is a strong purply blue, with variegated yellow (DMC 798 and Anchor 1304, if you're curious) and the other is more teal blue with copper (Anchor169 and 363)

But me, and crochet! Is still surprised, and all b/c of the wonderful folk who share their skills on their blogs. I forgot to credit where I found the instruction for the african flower (although I see there is some disagreement over how old the pattern is, and who should be credited as the originator) and it was By Elizabeth Cat. I have been reading her blog this morning, and so fascinating it is, and her photos are glorious! Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth!


Apr. 22nd, 2011 11:04 am
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Yes, this is crochet. Yes, I made it. (!!!!!!!!asdfghj!!) Yes, I spent y/day figuring it out (and I do mean all of y/day) through looking at the African Flower group on Flickr and the tute I found through Google. After browsing everyone else's beautiful work, and with Rettgrayson's rainbow flower cushion in mind, I was determined to crack this.

I messed up the first attempts (which I will not show you!) Progress commenced when I recalled manman saying that some patterns used US terminology, which differs to UK terms. Once I 'translated', things went better! With a close-up picture to fill in what wasn't clear to me in the instructions, I made the flower in the photo. I used tapestry woll (b/c that was all that was available) and wore the thin disposable gloves I wear when I FM quilt to protect my hands. If that sounds strange, I can not wear wool; I rash leik woah.

I feel satisfaction to have worked it out, and I know manman will be surprised. (LOL-- all her efforts at teaching me were not in vain!) Maybe I make her something, for a surprise, no? :- ) Only thing is, I want to Skype and share with her. Really, really.

I wonder what kind of cotton is good to crochet with...? And how I deal with ends??


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