Showing posts with label Granny Squares. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Granny Squares. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Evening All!

Probably a short post today, although as you may have noticed, there is always a chance I will ramble on...

Anyway, first to bring you up to date with my current WIPs (Work in Progress).
The caramel cardigan in Montana is coming along lovely, I've separated the sleeves off and have started on the body of it now, once I have done a little more I will post a pic, at the moment it doesn't photograph so well as it hasn't really taken shape!

However the main news for the week is that I have successfully taught five ladies to crochet - yeah!!! These lovely ladies were at the Granny Squares workshop.
We had a great morning exploring the different colour combinations, joining techniques and possible uses for the mighty granny square. The workshop takes place in the beautiful surrounding of Butterfly Bright www.butterflybright.com with plenty of tea, coffee and homemade cake!


Its a haven for all quilters, seamstresses, embroiders, those of you that love a wonder round a beautiful shop, and now knitters and crocheters too! I've been doing workshops on crochet flowers/motifs, granny squares and beginners crochet. Next week I am hoping to teach some novice knitters, but so far it would seem that everyone in Sherborne, Dorset can already knit!!

Here is a spoiler for my next blog post...
My new toy!


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

This morning the weather is glorious, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and all is generally well with the world. Hoping to have a rather productive day today, have some crochet hook cases and needle cases to get lined, and then they can be added to the Folksy shop (http://folksy.com/shops/carolinemakesit).

I have already done my photo-a-day challenge, today's title is 'Something beginning with F' so here is my offering...
Forget-me-nots, my favourite flower, we are lucky enough to have the blues and purples in our garden and they create a spring carpet along the borders, just lovely xx


Folklore and legend (info from Wikipedia)

Henry IV adopted the flower as his symbol during his exile in 1398, and retained the symbol upon his return to England the following year.

In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."

In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not." It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.



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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I've been busy!

Hello!!Its been a while, but don't worry I have not been idle!

Brief catch up required, me thinks...

In the past week or so I have been...


Taking part in my first ever craft fair!

It went really well, met loads of lovely people and even managed to sell quite a bit too! 





I've also been crocheting myself a new scarf...

Its a beautifully simple pattern  (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-shawl)and takes no time at all, I have already made a start on a more light weight on for summer, made with some gorgeous cotton yarn that my Grandmother bought me from Lidl. In order to make the stripes as random as possible I stumbled across the most fantastic  website http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php Its a brilliant idea, you put the colours of your choice in and it randomly generates a sequence! And if you don't like the first one, refresh the page and it gives you another! Brilliant!




And finally, I have been busy listing new items on my Folksy Shop http://folksy.com/shops/carolinemakesit        


    
I'll be adding more items tomorrow, including some new bags, mobile phone covers and hair clips xxx