Thursday 29 November 2012

One Year Together!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my cowl in the last post!

On Tuesday it was one year since the Lumberjack and I went on our first date - how time flies!!!

Here we have a photo of the Lumberjack - making his d├ębut appearance on my blog!  I took this the other day when he was feeling a bit poorly, so had decided he needed to get cozy under my unfinished waterlily blanket.  (Just off the picture are lots of squares only sewn together on 2 sides, so it was a bit gappy and drafty!)  I couldn't resist a picture of him surrounded by my girlie and homemade goodies!  There's my round PiP Studio cushion, my handmade fabric cushion behind his head, and just peeping in on the left is my african flower cushion!  And you are all getting quite a good view there of the waterlily blanket - although the light wasn't good for the photo.  Once I finish it, there will be a proper reveal!

Now, talking of crochet blankets, my lovely Swedish friend Anna - who I've mentioned before (the one who taught me to crochet, and is so much better at it than me!) - is the queen of crochet blankets!  And... guess what... she has just started her own blog - yay!  It is called 'Number 11' - so go over for a look and give some blog love!  It's in Swedish, so use Google Translate to read it.  (Although, I might try to persuade her to write it in English hehehe!)  I am sure there will be much more loveliness to come, as she is very talented - you can see a peak of some of her blankets in the last post!  (I haven't actually told her that I'm doing this shout-out in my blog, so I hope she doesn't tell me off... eeek!!!!!!!!)

Monday 19 November 2012

The Ultimate Cowl - Ta Dah!

Well, I finished the crochet I was working on in my last post!  Such a quick and easy project - I used Sarah's Ultimate Cowl/Snood pattern at Annaboo's House, here.  Thanks Sarah!

Yesterday was a lovely sunny autumn day, so the Lumberjack and I tried to get some pictures of the cowl in use.  (Such fun for him, I'm sure!)

I look a bit evil in this next one, but it shows more of the cowl!


And these next ones are just silly ones, but we had to show off the gorgeous colours of the leaves - so bright and vibrant!  In fact, we should have left me out of the shot completely, as you can't properly see the cowl anyway!!

So, there you have it - this is my November monthly make.  Phew, made it in plenty of time this month...

Sunday 11 November 2012

New Project

I've started on a new project!  I needed something quick and easy for some instant satisfaction, alongside trying to finish off the waterlily blanket (sewing squares together, and trying to sew all those boring ends in as I go... eurgh!).

Super chunky yarn and a 15mm hook... so quick!  (Thanks Annaboo!)  It shouldn't be long before a ta-dah moment!

I did a bit of baking last weekend, and made some lemon oat streusel squares... well, this one is more of a rectangle than a square:

But the rest were squares.  Well, apart from the first one out of the bakeware... what a mess!  So, to dispel any false impressions of perfection indicated by the above picture, see below... oh dear!

It still tasted good!  :o)

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