Monday, January 25, 2010

The hooky stuff........

I have fallen in love with my crochet hook. I started learning how to crochet in the first week of the year, and here we are 3 weeks later, and ....

Ta da!!!
The happy ripple, which will become a cushion cover one day.

The ripple scarf. I thought I bought the right wool and found it was the wrong shade, so I improvised, and here we are. I still need to sew buttons onto the flowers.

Many many flowers................ I may just have got a little carried away here!

Many more flowers. I have started experimenting with shapes. The buttons will be sewn on when I have the energy to go and get them from my room downstairs. Soon.

I started making stars, and they are not quite as simple as I thought. However, they are fine, and will look better when they have been pinned and starched!

And last night I finished a dolly's blanket for Missy, who will be 1 in a few weeks time, can you believe. I gave her the Fischer Price doll with stroller and car seat for Christmas, and these colours match them, so that is great.
Most of the patterns for ripples and flowers, by the way, come from Lucy at Attic 24 . Her tutorials are so easy to follow! Well, if I can make the flowers and ripples after sitting in a sea of papers printed out with step by step instructions, then anyone can. Thanks Lucy!
Mum has just been unstapled, and it all looks good. She has to do as little as possible for the next few days, to allow the skin to heal completely, and she and her puzzle book, and a cup of tea are safely ensconced on the sofa once again. It has just started snowing, as predicted, so I will now go for a walk to Marge at work and report on the visit to the doctor. And get some fresh air. Frigid air.
I lay in bed this morning, and thought of the many things I want to write about, and as soon as I levered myself to a sitting position, the brain hit "delete", and I have forgotten everything. Yes, I know, take a pencil and notebook to bed. I did. But I didn't have the glasses, you see, so was as blind as a bat. I will be prepared for noting all pearls of wisdom tomorrow morning. I will probably think of more things while out walking, when access to paper is unlikely. The story of my life. I will be back.

14 comments:

Needled Mom said...

You could say that you are a "happy hooker" with all that you are producing. You are doind such a great job on it too. I love all of the bright flowers and yarns you are using.

Missy can't be almost one!!! Oh dear. She will love a blanket for her baby.

Glad that your mum is recovering well. I am sure she is eager to get home and be back to herself again.

Enjoy your stroll.

Edith said...

Love the ripple pillow cover and the very cheerful colors. The other projects look fun as well. Can't believe Missy is already almost 1...seems like just like week you posted that she had arrived.

Glad your Mum is recovering well.

Blessings

Vee said...

Your work is brilliant and inspired and quite intimidating. I love it all...the flowers, the stars, the flowers on blankets and scarves...very impressive, my friend.

So glad that your mother is recuperating well. She'll be back to better than her old self in no time.

You made me laugh with your description of how your brain hit "delete." Just exactly what happens to me daily.

Morning Glory said...

This past summer when I started up crocheting again, I seemed to have a crochet hook permanently attached to my hand. It's so addictive and so much fun. I'm still at it.

Holly said...

Can you teach me to crochet? I can't do it! I love the ripple scarf <3

Linds said...

Of course, I will, Holly! I will ring you when I get home and we can sort a time.

Crystal said...

I love those scarves!!! I wish you lived closer so I could pop over and order one. You can sell those things, you know :)) And the dolly set is so cute - she will love it. I made M a mattress, pillow and new blanket to go with the cradle Grampa built at Christmas and they were a big hit. I can't believe you've only been at this for 3 weeks! Hope your walk was fun and refreshing too. I'm on supervision today so I'm getting fresh air too.
((( HUGS )))

Kathleen Marie said...

I find crocheting so relaxing. Would you share your patterns? I went nuts making baby beanies last year... I am not sure how many I made... It was crazyl Have a great week.

The Bookworm said...

What lovely crochet! Your house will be looking like Attic 24 soon :).

Linda said...

What lovely work Linds. It looks as though you've been crocheting for years! I am really enchanted with the little flowers. I will have to go and get the pattern.
So glad to hear your Mum is doing well. Enjoy your time there with your loved ones.

Dawn said...

You are really on a roll - beautiful things! And a birthday party coming up soon - already??

Enjoy every moment there in the mountains!

Olson Family said...

The creations are beautiful and certainly a way to keep the hands busy! It looks beautiful in Engelb. Pray your mum continues to recover well and everyone else stays healthy and safe. This winter is a killer on the knees - I'm feeling a bit wobbly myself this year and trying to find an Ortho who is taking new patients - grrrr.
Stay warm! Hello to Marge as well.

Janine said...

My dear, you are a crocheting machine! Glad that your mom is doing well.

Barbara said...

I do like that ripple effect and you have given me a great idea for the Silver Cross dolls pram I recently found in a charity shop for £4.99 for 9 month old Rebekah when she is a little older. Thanks