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Lack of time March 9, 2009

Filed under: craft,crochet,scarf — craftymim @ 12:13 pm

It seems a recurring theme. Having too many commitments and not enough time to go around.

I have not been able to work due to a back injury, but still, no time to engage in anything crafty it seems.

This afternoon the possums have requested I chauffeur them and two friends to the indoor pool, I suppose I could combine a little children-watching with a little fixing of the ends that have come loose on the flowerscarf. And mayby even coffee-drinking with my 3rd hand 😉

I was so carefull to crochet in all the ends as I went along, but somehow it must have been too loose, for I have spotted a dozen or so that are starting to dangle, and even a flower coming undone. Bugger!!

It was exactly this I was trying to avoid.


WIPs – scarf, witches cape and ninja glasses October 25, 2008

Filed under: children,craft,crochet,halloween,scarf,sewing,Uncategorized — craftymim @ 9:55 pm

I have finally finished making all the flower-embellished granny squares for the scarf. And in the mean time spring has sprung and the scarf season is over! Well, I have decided that this scarf must be worn at least once, be if with a bikini or not!!

I have made a pattern tonight, and cut my pieces for a black suede-like cape/jacket thingy for DD8 who has asked to be a witch this year for halloween. Last year was very easy – ready made she-devil costumes with a bit of eyeliner and a lot of teasing of the hair. I will put it togehter tomorrow, which leaves me 4 days next week to buy one if everything falls to pieces.

The remnants turned into simple but effective ninja-masks for the DDs and friend.


New crochet project August 1, 2008

Filed under: craft,crochet,scarf,WIP — craftymim @ 10:24 pm

I has been inspired by my travels around some danish crafty blogs, and needed something portable (kids are now training or playing basket ball 5 days a week) so granny sqares with a feminine twist seemed perfect. It is pure cotton for my overly sensitive neck and my favorite colour combination, I think the brown softens the contrast between the blue and the white. Made me want to do a ripple blanket in the white, the brown and the shade og green we have on the walls of the living room, I doubt if I can find the rigth green though, LYS had a dissapointing range of colours to choose from, I think I remember seeing 10 (!!) and can you believe it, not black – or red now that I think about it.

I am finding the flowers a little fiddly, but enjoying the monotomy of treble rows.

How many scarves does one need?? I think this will be my 9th.