Yesterday I reached over the 2000 hits milestone for my blog!
Thank you all for calling by, commenting and following my blog. Even though I’ve only been doing this blog for the past 7 weeks I’ve been so encouraged and inspired by you all and your own blogs. May the craftiness continue x
So my latest update on the March Project – The crochet blocks. I thought I’d go back to doing a couple of colourful squares after I did several plain ones.
Day 19: Briar Rose
This square has to be in my top 3 favorite ones so far, the colours are so beautiful together and it has a kind of vintage feel to it.
Day 20: Catherine Wheel
Day 21: Star Flower
The star at the center of this square was so easy to make and yet very effective, I could imagine a scarf made up with loads of them joined together.
The star is made the following way (UK terms):
Make a foundation ring of 4 chains and joined with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Star round: *make 6 chains, do 1 double crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook and in the next chain, do 1 half treble crochet into each of the next 2 chains then slip stitch into the next double crochet (this has formed 1 arm of the star). Repeat from * 7 times then join with a slip stitch into the 1st of 6 chains. This gives 8 arms. Break off the yarn and a star is born!
The other day my lovely husband bought me the latest issue of the Simply Knitting magazine as he though I’d like the gift that came free with it. I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the magazine as I’d never bought it before. It had a contemporary feel to it as it seemed to be aimed at the young(ish) knitter.
The round bag on the cover is so cute and I would really like to make it…I just need to make the other things on my ‘to-do-list’ first.
Aghhhh this ‘to-do-list’ I really must take a leaf out of Cute as a Button‘s own book and actually put down on paper what I need/want to do. I have a cross stitch I need to finish, a couple I’d like to start, quilting I’d like to do, books to read, tidy the flowerbeds in my garden, bake cakes, make dresses and toys for my daughters and so much more. I suppose that’s what’s good about this blog, by saying I’ll do something I kind of have to do it and not put it off for months/years. What about you all, what sort of things are on your to-do-lists?