One warm arm!

I’ve just finished the first crochet wrist warmer! I’m very proud of myself as it was teeny tiny delicate crochet using a 1.25mm hook! I normally favour a 3.5, so this took some patience.

It’s a Mollie Makes pattern (issue 10). It was quite a challenge as there were a few times when I had to “interpret” the pattern, as I’m sure sometimes bits were missing/unclear.

Anyway, I need to go back to the shop to buy some more green cotton before I can do the other arm. And while I’m there I’m going to look at the ribbons and buttons to see what I can get to embellish it a little.

What do you think?

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This is the original Mollie Makes version.

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Crocheting Slippers = frustration

So, while the fiancĂ© has been out I’ve taken the time to crochet some slippers using a pattern from the Jan/Feb issue of Crochet Today and some shimmery Red Heart yarn I bought today in Sainsburys. “I could make a few pairs for Christmas presents” I said optimistically to the fiancĂ©, who politely nodded. Well, it’s been a total disaster.

I got the soles made -double for extra comfort – and was feeling very proud. They looked cool. And foot shaped.

I started the sides and saw them taking shape. Wow I thought. This is easier than I expected.

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Then I realised that I had about fifteen too many stitches.

I could not work it out. I unpicked about four rows. Still wrong. Then I couldn’t work out which row I was on.

So I unpicked it all back to the soles and I realised that that is where my problems had started. 75 stitches not 72! Boo!

But it’s ok, I thought. I’ll decrease it now. So I get to my 72 stitches and then realise that of course I didn’t have the marker in place for the toes….. Arggghh!

So, I ate pie and chips instead and am ignoring the crochet.

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Maybe the crochet elves will come and fix it overnight?……. (hopeful face)

On my holibobs

I’m having such a lovely time in Cornwall at the moment that I’m too exhausted in the evening to crochet. Today we had a fab day at Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth. Highly recommend. It was absolutely beautiful and they even have a private beach at the bottom of the gardens. I had a cheeky paddle and we ate our picnic. Heavenly.
The gardens had beautiful agapanthus plants EVERYWHERE! And the Hydrangeas were stunning. Seriously considering them for the wedding.

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