Happy New Year!!!
I hope you all had a lovely ending to 2010 and beginning to 2011 no matter what you were doing! As I write this post, it is 11.11am on the 1.1.11 so I’m quite thrilled and chose this time to post so it would always be marked on my blog… 11 is my favourite number so I’m quite excited by today’s numerology!
As it is New Years, I have to mention my New Years craft resolutions. They are:
1. Knit my first garment on circular needles. (A vest)
2. Knit my first cable. (A teacher must be employed for this!)
3. I’ll tell you about that in my next post as it is quite an involved craft resolution!
I’m starting as I mean to go on this year (In most respects… I don’t mean to eat ginger crunch for breakfast like I did today for the rest of the year!) and in today’s post I am featuring lush crochet…Crochet that makes me feel a bit weak at the knees I love it that much….
As part of my decluttering and renewing of my home’s energy, I began a bedroom makeover. When you’re renting, there’s not so much you can do in terms of painting walls and putting new curtains up, two things that I’d love to do in the room, but I decided to change the colour scheme in there and it’s lovely. I did this quite by accident, as I moved my favourite cushion (this one!- gosh, I can’t believe that was all the way back in September!) into the bedroom as I was getting a bit “anal” about the way it was getting out of shape. If it lives on the bed it’s not going to be pulled around and sat on (I am SOOOOOOOO crazy sometimes but who cares- not me) and will stay beautiful for longer! As it is purple and red, it didn’t match the cushions already living there, which were all yellow and orange, so I moved them and NATURALLY, had to make one to match my favourite cushion! If only KB knew the of the sacrifices I make to ensure we have a beautiful home….
I used the grandala square pattern for this cushion… (tutorial found here!)
I went to my friend’s house the other day, for an afternoon of knitting and crochet, and had a lovely time! I took the half completed cushion out there to finish, but somehow, I discovered, I only had 8 centre circles instead of 9! I hunted everywhere for that circle, determined that I hadn’t miscounted… I even wondered if one of her many mischevious Chiuhuahua’s had run away with it for fun! (Do four Chiuhuahua’s become a flock?) Eventually I had to admit defeat… I had only made 8 and as I had only taken the purple to edge the circles with, and not the three centre colours, I just could not finish the cushion at the meeting. Do you understand my frustration???
Fortunately my lovely friend who was hosting the stitch’n'bitch had about three baby sized raglan jersies to sew up (startitis hmmm???? he he) so I was not empty-handed for long!
(Isn’t her wool gorgeous???!!!)
Once I got home, I made my last centre *yay* and hooked the squares together…. I love these colours so much, I never seem to tire of them…. they thrill me!
And the bed make-over is complete.
I love the way these two look together, and I am now officially on a cushion “jag.” Stephanie Pearl-McPhee over at Yarn Harlot describes jags as the state where you are so enchanted by the thing you are making, you cannot stop making them and end up with many of the same object. I get on jags a lot.
I got a beautiful shot of my bed, at my favourite time of the day, when the sun is shining in through the window and making everything look all magical….
Good enough to sleep in, and the incentive I so desperately need to make the bed every day!
OK then lovelies, thank you for popping in today! I hope you enjoyed your visit…. We wish you a beautiful day and that many wonderful things happen to you at the beginning of the new year!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
p.s Ooohhh… Please excuse the spelling errors in this post! It published itself without offering spellcheck!