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Monday 26 March 2007

Snow from a cloudless sky

It's an absolutely gorgeous day outside. The sun is shining, there's just a light breeze. I'm going to go out later and prune the buddleia.

Here's last week's snowflake. It's no. 7 of Noel Nevins' 8 snowflake patterns made available to members of Crochet Snowflakes. Unfortunately, NN isn't responding to sign-ups at the moment. Hopefully she'll be back soon.

As for the flake - a bit too much flower, not enough flake this one. Still, I've really liked some of her others and I've got one more to try.

While digging in the garden this afternoon DH disturbed a slow worm that had been basking in the sun. Yep, a really lovely day.

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Thursday 22 March 2007

I've got a Fish Bag!

And I know how to use it.

Did I mention that green is my favourite colour?

I made the first one (pattern link here, too) with the intention of giving it away, but it was so cute I wanted one for ME. And now I've got one.

It's not big - the "bag" part is only 9" long by 8" wide so I'm using it to hold my take-a-long thread crochet projects (doilies, angels, etc). Yes, Crochets in Public. Should get some interesting looks. Maybe even some orders.

Maybe not.

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Monday 19 March 2007

Snowflakes on a snowy Monday

Last week it got up to about 16°C/61°F outside and today it's snowing (a bit).

Sorry, folks - don't know where this pattern came from. I just have a copy a friend gave me. I like it - very crystally-looking.

But this one is Sus'!! And you'll find her pattern

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Sunday 11 March 2007

Snowflake Monday

This one is much more to my taste. It's Noel Nevins' #6 of 8.

Got to keep it brief as I'm off to work today. I usually have Monday off - perfect for blogging and hooking, snowflakes that is! Ah well, next week.

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Saturday 10 March 2007

Saturday Sky

Saturday Sky
with Pussywillow

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Monday 5 March 2007

Brief Flurry

Only one SF again for Snowflake Monday this week. Hey, I've been busy. You done any better?! I'll be checking.

Noel's #5 - pattern info
(Not crazy about it. The picot points may be slightly longer but basically it just looks like it has 12 points.)

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Friday 2 March 2007


That's the Friendship Granny Exchange to you. No, not a swap of elderly female relatives but an excuse to whip up loads of crocheted granny squares and trade them with other granny square enthusiasts. In time you'll have received enough colourful squares to make yourself a unique and beautiful afghan.

This particular exchange is hosted by Crochet Partners. Details of how the exchange works can be found here (and there's a great picture of an FGX afghan).

I joined in January and so far I've sent 2 squares:

This one went off to Florida, USA. (#71 from Leisure Arts "99 Granny Squares to Crochet")

And this one went all the way to Queensland, Australia! (designed by crochetroo)

And I've received this one:

I love the little rose motif. This one came from Queensland, but not from the same person I sent mine to.

This is the sort of thing I get excited about. If the thought of little bits of yarny love jetting around the globe excites you too then join up! I'd love to send you a square.

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