Saturday, 19 January 2013

A time for finishing

January for me is always a month where I try to finish up outstanding projects. If the run up to Christmas is a bit frantic I always end up with a few outstanding presents that are half finished…January feels like the right month for finishing…preparing for the new year…so I have not been idle. Want to see what I have been up too whilst huddling up in the warm and watching the weather fall?

A finished present for my cousins boy of crocheted veg and fruit…there are a lot more patterns out there but time and stamina have made me call it a day here – we have a strawberry and a banana, then a selection of whole and chopped carrots, peas and some cabbage/lettuce leaves. Hopefully they will cook up ok in his kitchen

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My cousin also requested a last minute scarf so I raided my stash and picked out some green variegated wool with some sparkles in. My scarfs are notorious in that I can never gauge them right…I always start them too wide or too long and then spend forever trying to even out the proportions. this one was no different and I swear the length looked right when I chained it!!!. I decided to crochet in lengthways up to combat my normal tendency to make them too wide and guess what….yes…that's right Way too long!! and I was in danger of running out of wool so it would have made a very long yet very skinny scarf!. I couldn't face the though of frogging so I worked a row of chain stitches and then folded the scarf on half looping chains through each other to give a lattice work centre, a deep fringed end and the other end hopefully looks like a designed loop….ah well so long as it keeps her warm!!!


Next up a pair of love birds destined to top a wedding cake. I am waiting on the colour and detailing requests but the bodies are made. hopefully the finished pair will be flying through to show off their feathers in April


I have started as quilt for my son in preparation for his birthday. Here’s a peak at the current progress.


To help combat this wintery weather I have been buying some flowers with the weekly shop. I have a splash of yellow in the living room as a vase of daffodils are breaking out and on the dining room table a nice bright spot of cheer with these tulips. I do like having flower and I must confess that I get really excited when the daffs start appearing.


Something else that adds a bit of cheer to this long month is watching my little monster investigate his chair.


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