29 juillet 2012

Granny squares!

After a break during which I slept, it rained, so I slept some more, it rained again, so....and so on, I gathered enough energy to crochet again (which also means, to go to bed after 9.30pm....as I usually crochet in front of the evening film, after the boys have gone to bed) I started a cushion, made with 16 grannies (maybe 20, depending on the final size), with a grey basis, and colors in the centre. Eventhough I'm not following any pattern (and this is a first time!) I was greatly inspired by these ones.... I had bought some yarn... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2012

Selfish time

I don't ski. I know how, but I never liked it. I used to go when I was a child, ill-equiped I suppose, freezing from head to toes. And I'm definetly not a physical person. I love calm and activities that go with it. So, skiing was not meant for me : heavy shoes, skies to carry, sticks that get in the way... I like nothing about it eventhough now my clothes are warmer. But as an adult I can say NO. I think we are already involved in so many things without real desire in our daily life, that when it comes to leisure, I want to be under... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2012

Magic basket

Reading According to Matt yesterday morning, I realized I had a great bag as well : it is only used when I go the gym (that is to say not so often these days...Hum). So, one second later my bag was given a new but vital task : be the gardian of my projects! And as I'm going away for a few days, I REALLY need a big enough guy to hold all the stuff I can't possibly do without (ripple#2 -bad news about this one, but I'll evoke this later... - a new pair of socks to cast, my big scarf that needs to be a tiny bit... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2012

Spring baby

Finished! So, here is my first ripple. As I said, the colors were chosen according to my brother's home, but in the end, I quite like it. I didn't make the cover too babyish, but still, the result is tender enough to fit in a crib. The yarn is from Cheval Blanc, called Triade, and made from recycled fibers. Hook n°5. About 500g. 1m20/70cm. I just have to wait for this baby to come now... And according to his mummy, it should be sooner than planned!            Et voilà my première... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2012

Japonese flower scarf

Crochet is something I've wanted to do for years, but eventhough it was explained to me, I never could get it. So, I gave up the idea. Until I saw this, this and this again!!! And then, that was it! Green with envy, I decided I HAD to learn! I found a perfect tuto here (but it has been removed since, for copyright reasons), printed it (bad girl, I know!) and spent a couple of evenings STRUGGLING to get....nothing. A poor result, nothing that could be taken for a flower anyway. My mother-in-law, seeing me so sorry, tried to show me.... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2012

Ripple : second edition!

How can you explain the funny fact that every one of us has several things on the needles/crochet? Is it temptation : "Oh! a new yarn!"? (works as well with "Oh! a new pattern!") Or is it the fear to be left without anything to do (the mere thought makes me cringe!)? Or, basic weakness to yield to sheer pleasure : the more the better? Remains a mystery to me... Anyhow, here is a second ripple cover (pattern from Lucy) and no, in case you wonder, the first one isn't finished! But I have such a good excuse : my little one had bought... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2012


Happy birthday to me.... Well in a few days, anyway.... I'll turn 40! Wahou....Seems incredible : already! But, I'm not the least sad or regretful, as my years were filled with many satisfactions : two boys, a loving man, a house not so far from the sea, a job among books and children...and even cats.... What else could I ask for? Well, learn to make things was on the list, and guess what? Here is one of my crochet things : a ripple cover for my third nephew, due this spring. I chose a recycled yarn in natural, colors. Rather... [Lire la suite]
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