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Monday, 4 May 2009


Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend - just thought i'd do a quick post as have five minutes to myself as everyone else has gone out!!! have been doing hoovering and washing floors so am feeling quite smug!!! house actually looks not bad for a change.

My crocheting is coming along - trouble is i have seen soo many other lovely things on other blogs that i want to make it all like yesterday!

This is going to be a bag (hopefully) inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 - she does crochet with such amazing colours
the colours are not quite what i want but as its my first go i'm just using what i've got around.

Am also doing these squares for a blanket -

am using little big wool, as i got some in a sale at new year - my aim is to do one a day from now on - but, hey, that might be a bit ambitious!!! If you want to see more granny squares check this blog out - Meet me at Mikes - there are some great ones on here.

Progess is also being made on the quilted 'flag' i'm doing for a friend - she wanted it half as big again as the one in the book i have, so had to re-calculate all the bits, etc.!

there are 9 hearts to be appliqued altogether - then i have to do the wadding and backing and quilt it - easy!! (haha!). but before i go any further i want her to see it to check that its the right size.

Socks!!! i love what everyone else is doing - i seem to have a complete mental block where knitting with more than two needles is concerned - so not much progress is being made as i have frogged this countless times!

but am not giving up yet!! (I promise its not the same pic as in previous posts!!)

Am now going to have a cuppa and quick look through the blogs and then am going to do some baking - i fancy scones - with lots of jam and cream! Mmmmmm.

have a lovely may day.



Joy said...

Look at you go!!! Your crocheting is coming along fabulously Maria!! Love the yarn you're using for the socks, such a pretty colour. I've done a grand total of 2 rows on mine ... LOL!!

Blossom said...

well aren't you a busy bee?? Well done with your crocheting....I can only do squares that keep on going round and round..LOL and end up as huge rugs!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Busy girl , any scones left?

Kitty said...

You're doing really well on that crocheting! I'm still trying to perfect the crocheted jar jacket!

I have a huge fear of knitting on more than 2 needles, so I applaud your courage in even trying to knit socks. The flaggy quilt is lovely.


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I reckon you're doing really well with the crochet and the sock knitting - and scones for tea sound great - I'll be round in 5 minutes!

Lucy x

Gina said...

Keep going with the socks! Scones sound good.

Dionne said...

Your socks are comming along swimmingly. I love the crochet.

LizzieJane said...

My goodness you are really getting very good at crocheting. You are so much farther ahead than I am, great job!

Tamsyn said...

Great crocheting Maria...and having seen it in real life, I don't know if people realise how big your squares and bag are going to be! Fab work, I have been inspired by your big crochet an want to make a bag now, after the painting, bunting,brooches....etc etc are finished ;)

Michaela said...

I bow down to your crochet expertise! The sock is coming on well(ish!) too - the yarn is very pretty anyway! Love the flag.

Kerri said...

Love looking at your crochet. I have done it for a long time and thought I just might have to get it out again. Yours are looking so good.

i wouldn't mine a scone with a cuppa. Wish you live a bit closer.

Moogsmum said...

Lookee here - if I can knit socks anyone can - stick with it, you'll do it!

Your crochet is looking fab! I've just dug out four old granny squares and have blocked them. I can't get over how much better they look when they're blocked - they actually look square!!

My head is so very full of things to knit, sew, crochet right now that I fear it may burst! Looks like you're doing the same :-)