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The bluest blue ever April 29, 2011

Filed under: Unfinished Objects — crochethook @ 7:00 pm
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I have started a project which is going to take quite some time to complete.  It’s going to be a one person blanket and the picture below constitutes a week’s work.  God knows why but I decided it needed to be done in double-crochet.  I obviously wanted to make the job that little bit more challenging.  I estimate that I am about an eighth of the way through on day 7. A post displaying the final finished item could be a while coming at this rate.

The geekier amongst you will know already what it will be from the name of the post.  Need another clue?  I am going to have to crochet a St John’s Ambulance badge to finish it off and that’s a whole other challenge in itself.

Double crochet - what was I thinking?

 

Spiked Easter Gifts April 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — crochethook @ 11:52 am

As it coming up to Easter, I was looking for something to send to my niece and nephew to accompany the traditional chocolaty gifts.  Last year I made them some Easter chicks which were very popular but nothing traditionally spring-like was inspiring me this year.  Browsing Ravelry, I found this pattern which was so cute, it was begging to be made.  So hedgehogs aren’t a usual Easter motif.  They are so sweet that I don’t think their new owners will care.

Pink wouldn't have been my first choice but the stocks of fun fur in my local wool shop were limited to these two colours.