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Crochet blocks. Day 7 & 8

Hey hey it’s the weekend!

This week has contained many work related stresses so I’m glad to be off for the weekend.

Today I received an order of Stylecraft Special yarn I placed online so I have lots of yarn now, in fact I really have to organise some proper storage for it all. If I unravel it and ball it up tightly that may save space but it’s time consuming doing that. I have the children all day tomorrow while my husband goes off and does exciting film/photography stuff but I’ll get time on my own on Sunday when (hopefully) he’ll be up to taking them out for a few hours. I’ve been itching to get my living room tidied and get access to the cupboards containing my craft books  so maybe I’ll do that then … or do some craft 🙂

Day 7: Eyelet lace

This is a really bright fun square that involved tr (UK) and ch stitches. The pattern is made up of a foundation row and then 4 rows that are repeated twice.

Day 8: Anemone

This pattern is made up of 7 rounds of dc and tr. I’ve chosen a dark background colour so that the pink ‘flower’ in the middle stands out.

 

Knitting in the news

On Wednesday night I was reading a newspaper online and discovered a story about the ‘Saltburn Yarnbomber‘ – an anonymous creator of a woollen display showing various wool Olympic figures such as a rower, swimmer, gymnast and many more.

 This 50 yard scarf was stretched along the railings by the seaside in Yorkshire, England. So much work has obviously gone into making this, I wonder how long it will stay there and if anyone will ‘rescue’ it?

This whole ‘yarnbombing’ craze has got me thinking, maybe I could attempt a mini-yarnbomb with a bit of crochet.

Well whatever crafting you have planned, I hope you all a good weekend and I look forward to seeing the results on your own blogs.

 

20 thoughts on “Crochet blocks. Day 7 & 8

  1. Haven’t bought wool since October, maybe before. Promised myself I wd work through my stash making things for charity. And I have. Went to ards today and stocked up on double knitting on that little shop Cotters. Cheap and cheerful. Just my thing! It’s hiding behind the sofa that Jon is sitting on at the mo. how do I rescue it without him noticing…?

    1. Ohh, I don’t know Cotters, where is it? You’ll just have to use your womanly ways to distract him 😉

  2. Tell him it’s his turn to put the kettle on, then grab it quick while he’s out of the room, that’s what I do!

  3. Hi there, thanks for popping into my blog the other day. I have really enjoyed looking at your crochet blocks.
    I have quite a bit of that Stylecraft ‘special’ yarn and I like it a lot. It’s cheap, smooth and comes in lovely colours. You can’t ask for much more.

  4. Thanks for the link to the Saltburn Yarnbomber. My Mum told me about it but there’s nothing like a visual. It’s just down the road from me so I think a trip is in order…. My eldest son has to write a ‘non-chronological report’ on the Olympics this week so perhaps sooner rather than later.

    1. That’s ok – glad to be of help. I think it’s amazing that someone made it (or maybe it was a group of people). I hope it’s still there when you visit.

  5. Hello Jeannie,
    Thank you for dropping by my blog. All that yarn must beckon you each day. The blocks you’re crocheting are intriguing, and I love your beautiful dedication dress for your little one. The cardigan is an absolute delight. I used to love making children’s sweaters. I haven’t had the time in quite a while.

    The flowers are lovely! So full of sunshine and cheer.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

  6. Thank you for liking my blog. Its all new to me. So it may look funny from time to time.
    I enjoy looking at yours too.

  7. Thank you for liking my blog! I am going to be all over your wonderful site. Love these colors! Yarn bombing…I’ll be YB’ing my garden, then my neighbors…
    They’ll know it’s me.
    Wendy

    1. I have an image of someone creeping round their neighbours garden like the Hamburgular (McDonalds adverts from years ago). Yarnbombing seems quite cool – I may give it a go!

  8. Hi thank you for the like on Cloudy crochet. I love your crochet work ! It’s always nice to have someone take interest in what you do , especially a fellow crochet’er ! 🙂
    Kindest Regards
    Cate x

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