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Daisy


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For my next trick, I decided to make a crochet daisy. This is actually a 1950s millinery pattern, but it is meant to be made in fine cotton. I had these wools at home, so just thought I’d give the pattern a go. We are having another Made Fair Market coming up at my church,

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Lucy’s rug


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So, here is Lucy’s rug, hot off the hook. I don’t feel enormously pleased with this one, as there is perhaps too much white and I am still not sold on the lightest purpley pink being in there, plus the dark purple is extremely dark, but I do like this stripe idea. I started with

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The weekend


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I have spent a lot of time on the couch at this over the weekend (with weird-looking semi-straight hair – it was a very bad hair day today, so I got out the straightener). And I wandered through the neighbourhood late in the afternoon to the local bookshop cafe, where I read some of What

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What I am now making


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Someone needs to come and talk to me next time I decide that making rugs as gifts is a good idea. They really are a wee bit too time-consuming for this stage in my life. I do enjoy my crochet, but the time that it displaces at home is most likely to otherwise be reading

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Yarnbombing reaches new heights


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I’ve shared a few pictures of yarnbombing on this blog before, but this, this, takes it all to a whole new level. The word ‘exquisite’ is suffering from overuse, but this really is, don’t you think? (It looks in places like it might be a composite of old doilies joined together, but the overall effect

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