#145 Chocolate Box
5 1/2″ sq.
As I find for some of my middles this is a bit skew-whiff (as I type this it occurs to me that it’s probably one of our very eccentric English expressions?!), but the blocking should adjust this issue.
#149 Solid Square
5 1/2″ sq.
Fast to make though I’m not keen on the mid-round joins as usual – they show in the book’s block too.
#153 Candy Stripe Bobbles
More bobbles! I think for many of us bobbles have turned out to be the star stitch of the CAL. They’re so cute and give a nice texture to the crocheted fabric.
As you might have guessed this is the last of the batch of blocks I made ahead and photographed when England still knew what the word sun meant, when we weren’t velcroed into our raincoats, clutching mugs of hot chocolate.
I’d also already made #157 Boxed Square, part of next week’s batch of three, but might redo it as the mid-round joins are so wobbly. We’ll blame my very chatty friend for the wobbliness, honestly she gives me a run for money, which is saying something. Then I’m back to crocheting the blocks as I go, week by week.
It’s been about a week and a half since I last crocheted anything. After I’d made the two striped backs for the Union Jack cushion (which needs buttons, I’ll buy some at a craft sale I’m going to tomorrow) I moved onto a bit of a sewing jag with the Puffy Dog bag as I can’t help calling it. Now I’m doing a bit of X stitch, but after seeing that Lucy off Attic 24 and the planned autumn craft event Yarndale are requesting Granny Square bunting and feeling that I should get on and make some mice for the Mile of Mice KAL/CAL I’m getting itchy fingers to take out my hook again over the bank holiday weekend.
I’ve won this Jane Mean’s ribbon from a giveaway hosted by the shop All the Fun of the Fair. Isn’t it preeetty?
I’ve gone from never winning anything, ever, to a few things in the last year. This week I won another giveaway! According to Jill of Nice Piece of Work I am a “lucky flipping fish.” Well, ok then. I hope it carries on! And, I think my latest win just landed on the doormat, along with the new Simply Crochet magazine. Ooooooooh! I’ll show you next time I pop into The Little Room.
Are you planning on crocheting, sewing or …. this weekend? Whatever you do have a relaxing one.
cor blimey, how many give-aways have you won now…?
I’m a bit concerned about this granny bunting business – sounds like a fancy type of yarn-bomb to me :-)
Yep, looking at the yarndale blog post, it definitely looks like there might be a bit of bombing going on! Steady…. It’s a slippery slope to Pompomville!! I will be hooking a bit this weekend hopefully and blogging about it too ;)
It is NOT a slippery slope to pompomville. *wince*
:D tee hee!
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