Monday, 18 July 2016

A Busy Week

Phew, at last I have peace and quiet to write my post.  Its school holidays here and I have two excitable kiddies staying with me, as I don’t get to see them often I am giving them my undivided attention.  They are spending the next two days with a friend who has a farm with horses, sheep and dogs etc. (They are city kids.)  Needless to say I have managed to get a lot of crochet done mainly in the evening and it had to be mindless as I was knackered.

Cowl



It is not on the list, but I was given some lovely wool, so I crocheted this using a simple “V” stitch on a 5.5mm hook.  Its lovely and warm, just right for the bitter cold we are experiencing here.

Wash Cloths


I find that I can do a washcloth in an evening and they make good mindless crocheting in front of the TV.  These three are  from the top Thick and Bumpy Potholder, Crossroad ribbed washcloth and Simplestripes washcloth. (click on the names for pattern)



I felt in the mood for bright colours, so the top one is the simple stripes again and the other two are from the Wednesday cal from the 2016 Weekly dishcloth and cals group on Ravelry – Simple Dishcloth. 

A Mystery


For a long time I have been ogling the rustic lace square that is doing the rounds.


I finally found a chart on Instagram you have to scroll down and I believe the chart is also on Pinterest.  Here


The mystery is despite repeated calls for the designer to come forward no one has, so far it has been attributed to coming from a Spanish mag and they have not responded.  So, I am adding my two penny worth to call for the designer to come forth.  Crochet Tea Party has done a written version of it on Ravelry


The other mystery is that I don’t know what it is going to turn into yet!  A table cloth, a bed cover or a curtain?  My inspiration has come from a wonderful blog – Pigtails, she has made a table cloth, gorgeous. 

I have actually more to show but will leave it for next week as I am not sure how much crochet I will get done before the kids go home. Lol.
So see you all on my rounds


21 comments:

  1. The cowl is beautiful, Sharon. I love how bright and cheerful it is. And I love your colorful dishcloths. And Wow! to those squares. I checked out the link you provided and boy, do they make a lovely work of art when they are all sewn together!

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  2. Oh Sharon.......those squares are so beautiful. They have such a delicate look to them. Hour cowl is lovely and does look warm. Great washcloths. They do make great TV projects. Enjoy the kiddos.

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  3. Oh Sharon.......those squares are so beautiful. They have such a delicate look to them. Hour cowl is lovely and does look warm. Great washcloths. They do make great TV projects. Enjoy the kiddos.

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  4. The cowl is so pretty!!! Love all your cloths. I love crochet/knit cloths. I don't use any cloths from the store anymore. Just ones I make. Hope the designer comes forward. Have fun on the farm!!! Sounds like a great time!

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  5. What a fantastic display of colour in your crochet projects. The infinity cowl is gorgeous, I just adore those colours together.
    Six wash cloths, lol, you are having way too much fun over there.
    The rustic lace square is beautiful. So many possible colourways to make it different, and I love your chosen yarns for this.
    I know what you mean about having kids to stay for the school break, lol. One of my sons had come home for the 1st week of the hols (he's a teacher up in Auckland), and now he has gone fly fishing over your neck of the woods for the 2nd week. It's his way to 'chill-out' and refresh after a term of teaching at a High school.

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  6. What fantastic work this week!! The mystery square is gorgeous!

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  7. What fantastic work this week!! The mystery square is gorgeous!

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  8. Not bad for having the grand kids over! LOL! I wish it was cold here....high 90's and low 100's F which is REALLY hot! So thankful for air conditioning but I still have to go out and water and do yard work....usually early evening.
    Anyway, I love your cowl. I've never done a v-stitch but I need to and your colors are stunning. Yes, washcloths are a mainstay and everyone loves them too. The mystery lace squares are beautiful and I love the colors. I like your idea of curtains too! Gorgeous! Enjoy those little ones and have a great week! Wish I could send you some of our heat! LOL! I love Fall and Winter.

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  9. Love all your washcloths, they are very cheery. And the mystery pattern looks lovely - what will it decide to be?!

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  10. Love all your washcloths, they are very cheery. And the mystery pattern looks lovely - what will it decide to be?!

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  11. Love all your projects but especially that rustic lace pattern. Hope the mystery is solved soon.

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  12. Love all your projects but especially that rustic lace pattern. Hope the mystery is solved soon.

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  13. Lovely creations !!! Lovely colors and patterns !!!
    Have a great week !
    Anna

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  14. Isn't it unsual for a designer not to own up to their pattern? Whoever the designer is has created such a beauty and you have represented it well. I think it would look lovely as a table cloth. I really need to add wash cloths to my list as they would be very very useful. Love your simple colourful cowl, I am sure it will keep you toasty warm. Leah x

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  15. Isn't it unsual for a designer not to own up to their pattern? Whoever the designer is has created such a beauty and you have represented it well. I think it would look lovely as a table cloth. I really need to add wash cloths to my list as they would be very very useful. Love your simple colourful cowl, I am sure it will keep you toasty warm. Leah x

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  16. Oh my, what a lovely eyeful I've gotten with your post. Love the cowl. The colors made me smile. Your dishcloths are wonderful!

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  17. Sharon your cowl is just gorgeous, I love the colours and those squares are so pretty, I love the idea of a tablecloth with them. You can never have enough dishcloths and bright colourful ones making cleaning cheerful :)

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  18. What a wonderful cowl! Pretty colors, and v-stich is always nice. I do like all the dishcloths you made, thanks for the pattern links! I'm curious as well what the mystery cal will become... beautiful progress so far :-). Sunny greetings! Nata

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  19. I'm with you on the mindless crochet in the evenings. My mind has needed the down time. I love your bright colors for the wash clothes. A table cloth for the squares would be so pretty.

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  20. Wow, all of your washcloths and your cowl are fantastic!

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  21. Oh wow! I love all the colors of your projects! So very right and cheerful. I had to laugh and remember where you lived when you mentioned the bitter cold weather you are having as my state of Washington in the USA is the only state in the lower 48 yesterday that did not have one single place within its borders to reach 90 degrees-- (32 degrees celsius) -major heat wave going! But here in Seattle we are enjoying our cooler weather for now--supposed to get hot here too, next week.
    xoxo

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