Okay before I get on with the crochet-fest,
I would like to thank my steadfast blog friends for
sticking by me even when I don't post for a month.
Thank you all for your kind comments and best wishes,
I really do appreciate your support.
I do my best to leave comments,
but if I don't you can rest assured that I have read all your blogs!
I don't want to be one of those 'all about me bloggers'.
So on that note I'm going to show you what 'I' (er-hem)
have been up to whilst house-bound.
It's nearly a year since I learnt to crochet,
it's crazy to think that this time last year I lived a
no yarn life.
I thought I would share my crochet books.
Remember I made Raymond in the summer?
Well this is the book I got the pattern from.
It has some crazy animals to make,
but really I just wanted some inspiration,
so I've only made bears so far..
So this is Bertie a special order for my godmother.
I made him using the kool kotton I got from Texere
I think it's perfect for these toys and I love the colours too.
I think I shall definitely be ordering more.
Got any old Christmas cards?
makes a change to my usual bauble
Simply punch holes around the card and granny stitch away!
This book is my crochet bible.
I would definitely recommend it if you want to learn to crochet.
It teaches you the basics as well as ripples, grannies,
all the skills you need to make what you have seen in blogland.
Oh dear I started this with the rest of the Kotton,
now I'm not sure what to do with it?
Either a cushion or a giant blanket,
it remains like this for now with no more yarn!
Okay this is my last book,
which includes this star pattern.
It has some really nice doilies and a nice alphabet.
It also has some crazily intricate ones, which I will probably never do!
This last one is my attempt to recreate a decoration
that I saw somewhere in blogland.
Its really just a basic granny pentagon
with points like the above star...
not sure I'm cut out for making things work!
Sorry for the lack of content of late,
I really haven't been anywhere,
unless you count my adventures in blogland.
I hope I start feeling christmassy soon!!
edited to add
see hand pieced hexagon patchwork
over at red pepper quilts
its the one I am trying to emulate!
Lynne I think you will love it.
It's too wonderful for words!
Go visit you wont regret it!