Thursday 12 August 2010

A few of my favourite things ...

WOW I was pleasantly surprised to see some new comments and followers of my blog , this is such fun, Thank you to all of you for visiting, it feels like another win win situation whereby you get to see what I am up to and then I get to go into your creative worlds. The internet never ceases to amaze me, can anyone remember life without it? 

Thinking about it now I am kind of glad I grew up without technology in the beauty of South Africa and where imagination was as high tech as it got in my little world. Alice loves stories from my childhood, climbing trees, reading Enid Blyton, sticking, painting and glueing allsorts and of course getting up to mischief!

Anyway, I digress today is about a few of my favourite things in amongst :

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favourite things".

Let's start with some of my bunting which I made out of old tea towels and took camping a week ago, it looked pretty flapping away in the breeze, especially when the sun went behind the clouds and we needed something to cheer us up!

Now, progress with my large granny cotton blankie which is eventually getting a border to complete her. First a row of dc and tr (UK) or sc followed by dc (USA) , I did a half treble in the chain space of the corners. I have ended the blankie with one of my favourite colour combinations pink and green. I plan to do some sort of bobble / shell after this tr/dc row for the finale. I love the feel of the organic cottons ...yummmm

I have just noticed from this pic that I started off bright then went mute almost dull ? I blame it on the weather we are having in august :(

Here is a pretty doillie that I attempted to crochet some time ago and have decided to include in one of my pillowslip projects and thought I would share with you. As you can see the pink and green theme continues!

I have also put some of my charity shop button finds to good use and started making a necklace for a friend who likes nautical themed goodies, can you spot the little purply red flowers I crocheted and popped a red button in the middle ? My plan is to knit the rest of the necklace and make it into a choker type of necklace. I'll pop a pic on when it's completed.


And then there were more bunting triangles...thank you to the lovely Alice for inspiration

Then a temptation to teach myself to knit cables came my way from this website Lionbrand which is an american website and patterns are free when you join xox This is the left hand of fingerless gloves which I am knitting with 25% wool and 75% acrylic...EEEKKKKK is usually what I say when I touch, hear, or see acrylic but I have to eat humble pie and say this very cheap ball (£1.25) from my LYS did the owner proud and I have become less of a snob about man-made yarn.

Last but not least here a couple of pretty authentic british pics from last sunday on my cycle ride that have made me smile this summer :o)

Happy hooky heart skippy moments to you all xox


  1. waht a lovely post! I am in the process of making bunting for my camping trip (im dreading the weather) and simply to cheer us up! I love love love your blanket and am pondering which yarn to buy for my next project and the organic cotton has "grabbed" me if thats how it finishes up! I have just finished a granny stripe blanket and want to do another. Loving your blog
    Deb x

  2. wow you have been busy! the bunting, the necklace, the blanket, the cables!
    I love the colours of the blanket, they're lovely!