Archives for the month of: December, 2013

I have noticed that everyone in blogland does a review of the year, in photos and words, of what they achieved.  So I thought perhaps I should at least record something of my year of designs.  Here are some of them:

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37 designs, of which 33 were crochet and 4 were knitting.  And I made 2 ebooks!   For an accidental designer I don’t think I did that badly……

But I have made a resolution – I must do more knitting.   Now this resolution will be very difficult for me as Santa brought me a spinning wheel for Christmas. So I know what I will be doing in 2014!  Hey, ho ……

Wishing all my readers a very prosperous and happy 2014.

xxx

I am sure everyone has been very busy preparing for the Christmas time holiday. But if any of you are still keen to squeeze in one last make before it’s too late here are a few ideas.

If you fancy one last minute decoration make hop over to Kerry’s blog to get the pattern for this:

Snowflake 2013

Snowflake 2013


On Kerry’s blog here:
http://oddmentsblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/crochet-tutorial-christmas-snowflakestar/

Make a curvy star for decoration or as a coaster

Curvy Star

Curvy Star


On the blog here:
https://agrarianartisan.com/2013/07/02/42/

Make a few small lavender sachets

Simple crochet scahet

Simple crochet scahet


Pattern on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-crochet-sachet

And some very quick knitted fingerless mitts

Easy Peasy fingerless mitts

Easy Peasy fingerless mitts


Pattern on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-peasy-fingerless-mitts-3

But don’t forget to find some time to put your feet up and just relax!

Seasons greetings and Happy New Year to all my readers xxxxx

It started on 2nd May 2013 with this:

Bohemian Rhapsody - the kit

Bohemian Rhapsody – the kit

Bohemian Rhapsody; a kit with 144 squares to make. I bought it because of the colours – 75 different colours. For me it was an experiment in colour.

I find squares boring (I’m a hexagon girl) so I decided to do a little every so often rather than bore myself with 144 squares. So I set a deadline – 8 squares every 2 weeks. Last week I decided to speed up – I had only 16 squares to go, the end was in sight – so I just raced away, worked fast so the squares didn’t bore me.

And this is the result:

Definitely Bohemian!

Definitely Bohemian!

Do I like it? Yes, I love it – the colours are quite spectacular.
Did I learn from it? Yes, I will be more daring with colour in future!
Did I enjoy it? Yes and no, like I say – I’m a hexagon girl! But now I do feel a little bohemian….

Happy knitting and crocheting xx

crobbles

Smile :-)

Postcard from Gibraltar

Ex-pat family life with crochet, arts & crafts thrown in.

ayarnyrobin

my crochet life and more

Of Blithe Spirit

The Pursuit Of Joy

Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts

Wholesome family living, simple recipes and crafts

The Crafty Coup

Finally, you're here! Let's make something!

Loz's Little Crochets

A little place for all My things Crochet

Colouring With Yarn

... relaxing with hooks and yarn ...

LucyAnn &Luna craft

crafting,dachshunds including other bits & bobs

craftfulness

Feeling good!

Baking and Making

Living a slow life in a fast world

yarnandpointysticks

knitting and other things

All Night Knits

Sleep All Day. Knit All Night.

Oddments

Crochet & Knitting Oddments

Happy Clappy Crochet

Celebrating Crochet with a Positive Spin

Knit and Purl Garden

Adventures in knitting, crochet and creativity