Thursday, 23 September 2010

On the Hook

I am happy to announce a period of manic crocheting. This always happens, a time of so many ideas, so many starts, some finishes. I made these for a dear friends birthday. She is a hardworking childminder and I thought fingerless gloves would be infinitely practical for her. That being the case I HAD to make them super pretty. They aught to cheer up a pokey old winters day. I have made myself some too, They are similar to Lucy at attic 24. Just make a square, seam it and leave a thumb hole.

rainbow mits

I then went on to thinking about my favourite time of year *whisper* (Christmas) I know a lot of people cant bear the thought of it but I figure if I can be positive about the C time then we can all give it a go (2 house moves and pre eclampsia, not the same year!!) Actually I much prefer the preparations and I am known county wide (and hated) for being a champion, whipper upper of children's excited frenzy. Christmas lists are allowed to start just after Christmas!!! Anyhoo I wanted a blankie that was just for the season (y’now tree day to New Year) So I started this, bsed on  square I made for SIBOL. They are made on 5.5 hook so they are quick and big. I think I will make 24, we’ll see. The pattern is free and Here.

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I also have plans for a little something to make for Tree decorations which I plan to share with you on my bloggiversary in a few weeks, more on that later.

Its been  busy day, pooly child, dog rolled in something awful, wsahed, ironed mopped, showered me, showered the dog, showered the dog again. So I guess I will sleep well. Have a great rest of week,

Lou

13 comments:

  1. Ha! You mentioned the C word too! Conkers ward off spiders eh? But I like spiders.....
    Love those handwarmers thingies ;o)

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  2. Love rainbow mittens and red & white schemes are always a fave with me too

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  3. Nothin' better than a period of manic crocheting. :-) Enjoy.
    Caz :)

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  4. Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, I love it and after last year I plan to enjoy every minute of it!!

    CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

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  5. Love the fingerless gloves, such pretty colours.
    A little tingle of excitement when I think of christmas and all the things to make. x

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  6. Thank you SO much for the offer to ship me some of your lovely chutney! I'm sure it would cost a fortune. I would love a good recipe if you should have one, I'm not sure what is good and what is not. I have to tell you the one thing I miss (food wise) about home is Sausage Rolls!!! Crazy eh???
    Love your wrist warmers. I must make some of these for myself for driving in the winter. Big thanks to the pattern link too. It's really lovely. I'll try not to be tempted to start ANOTHER project before I at least finish the scarf - it's almost done!
    Have a great weekend,
    Louise

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  7. Ooh I am so with you on the christmas thing!!
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I go totally crazy and finally found someone in my family who loves christmas and giving presents as much as me! (My cousins new-ish wife!)
    I start my christmas shopping just after christmas and my partner disses me for it... but lucky I did last year as I ended up doing her parents shopping too because she hates it and is NAUGHTY!
    bring on christmas Louise!!!
    XXXXX

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  8. So glad that Christmas is not going to be a taboo. Chutney recipe to come

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  9. Love the fingerless gloves and as for the Christmas squares..... they are FANTASTIC! I am already looking forward to Christmas!!!!
    Lucy xx

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  10. Nothin' better than a period of manic crocheting. :-) Enjoy.
    Caz :)

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  11. Ha! You mentioned the C word too! Conkers ward off spiders eh? But I like spiders.....
    Love those handwarmers thingies ;o)

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  12. I love your pattern of the red and white snowflakes in squares. When I went to check out the free link, I got this: http://ww41.lindaslists.net/snowflakeph.htm
    It seems that your link has been diverted and something totally different in its place...Check it out! No crochet in sight!

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