Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Monday

Another busy week is only a few hours away. However, I can't get to sleep. I'll put the blame on the whole pot of tea and later on the big cup of coffee. I've never been able count sheep so far. My sheep tend to run away rather than jumping over the fence.

If I cannot count sheep, why not calculate the total number of granny squares I'll need for the new blanket I started crocheting today, if I can be patient enough to finish it of course. During calculation, I might add two more squares to the last row. OK. I'm off to bed now. With my n basket and crochet hook for sure!

Have a happy Monday and a fantastic week y'all!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the Mood for Crocheting

I've gotta do lots of things: a huge pile of ironing, marking papers, de-cluttering the study, cooking... and other stuff that has to be done at home. However, I've been infected by the "crochet virus". It sure is contagious. Since the moment I saw Yvonne's blanket, I've wanted to make mine. As I know myself very well, I wouldn't be able to finish a big project like a blanket. So I decided to crochet a pillow instead. I normally prefer modifying the patterns I find on the net, but Yvonne's was sooooo beautiful that I used similar colors and made my last rounds with ecru. First I thought a 5x5 granny square pillow would be enough for a pillow, but I've decided to add another row to make it a 6x6-granny-square one. I'm sure it will look much better after blocking it.

The reason why I am not able to do big projects is that I want to go on and on with crocheting. But I don't want to do the same pattern all the time. Let me clarify this with a good example: There was one other pillow that I've come across in a few blogs, click here and here to see my top 2 favorites please. I believe you're starting to guess what's coming next, so I'll confess: Mea Culpa! I've been making the other pillow all day. And I haven't finished the previous one, yet!

Before you accuse me of being whimsical, please take a look at the pictures and tell me if you could resist making these plain but at the same time charming flowery granny squares?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pinkalicious Valentine's

For the upcoming Valentine's Day I decided to crochet a heart garland for one of the dressers in the living room. After some quick search on the net, I found a pattern very similar to what I had in mind. I knew that I didn't want to have a red garland, so I used two shades of pink instead.

One of the reasons why I preferred pink was that my dresser is dark brown, and my Valentine's Day decoration would look better with a little touch of candy-floss pink.

However, there was one thing I had underestimated: The fun of making crochet hearts! I couldn't make the garland longer because my curious kittens might try to pull it down when I wasn't around. Hmmm! What could I do then? Of course crochet another garland for the other dresser, which was originally a bookcase. Ta daaa!

You can find the basic heart pattern at Suzie's Stuff or Skip to my Lou. I worked the first 2 rounds for the darker pink hearts. For the small hearts I only crocheted the first round. For the final touch, I used a mocha brown yarn for the chain. I'm really happy with the result. The pink hearts are cheering me up every time I look at them.

Happy Valentine's Day all!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Cookies here, cookies there

Cookies, cookies


A few of these cuties are heading to their new home, where hopefully they will be loved a lot.

It's always hard to see my cookies off because I cut and sew each piece with great care and love. But of course, knowing that they will be a part of someone's colorful childhood memory one day, makes it easier to send them to their new owners.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Home is where the cat is

In our case, home is where the cats are...

Cat #1 A 8,5-year-old male cat. Loves sitting on my lap and chewing yarns until they break if I knit long enough for him to feel he's neglected. He never gets bored of his ears being scratched.

Cat #2 She's 7 years old. She doesn't like cuddles, but interestingly lets me kiss her as much as I want.

Cat #3 She's about the same age as #1. Sorry about the quality of the picture. She is so shy that she always hides somewhere whenever I take the camera.

By the way, have I told you before that my favorite period of classical music is Baroque? I just love the soothing effect of the notes and instruments of this period. Especially the string orchestras.

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