Hellooo!! Is anyone still out there?? Hmm.....it's hard to know where to start after nearly a year long absence - but no excuses.
Time passes and seems to get swallowed up not least by today's labour saving new can't-do-without devices like my iPod Touch. I love it! How did I manage my music before? And my iPad....and my iPhone. And do I really need all three? Of course not but they are lots of fun. Summed up by my three year old grandson Freddie's response when I phoned his Mum to ask her what to do with my new iPad. He took a deep breath and said quite simply "....Well, Grandma, you play with it". As simple as that! I like to think I do a fair bit more, but out of the mouths of babes.....
So. I think pictures are the way to go and thanks to instagram ..... no! I'm not getting started on my favourite apps.
I made quite a few of these circle scarves last Summer, the size of the circles varied as I tried to make a fast and simple Sophie Digard look alike. Not surprisingly I didn't succeed but I am still pleased with my efforts.
These are some of the other colour combinations I tried, all using left-over sock yarn. In fact almost the whole year has passed with almost no yarn purchases!
And although this is not really a chronological record it seems that these snowflakes are a good ending for the first catch-up.
I made them at Christmas time and some I included in our Christmas cards, some were given as little presents and some I kept for myself. They were mainly made from Caitlin Sainio's lovely book "100 snowflakes to crochet " - a joy to browse through and a joy work from.
I used crochet thread Aida 10, hook 1.25mm. I soaked them thoroughly, blocked them to shape and sprayed them with spray starch to stiffen them enough to hang in the window or on a branch. And I made about fifty!! Some went to the library to hang on the "knitted tree" the library knitting group made.