Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Crochet and Books.

It's progressing, this new summer cushion. It just feels so good too being made from the 4 ply cotton. When I rest my hand on it with fingers spread out, it almost pulses an energy. So of course at night in between squares, I spend a lot of time doing this.
I have had a few good books out form the library and was a very lucky person being given a few crocheting books as well. Here are three of the ones I have been studying intently with every cup of tea that passes my way.
The first one is a library find, 'Tasty Crochet' and is utterly wonderful. With all sorts of chapters ranging from breakfast to dessert, you come away not only inspired but hungry as well. The instructions are very straight forward and even the more difficult projects are very logical - I like playing with the odd bit of logic occasionally.
The photos above and below are from 'Lacy Crochet' which is a beautiful book with lots of lovely projects however, the instructions are not quite so easy with lots of those diagram thingies instead. I have to delve a lot deeper before I give my final verdict - however, in terms of aesthetics, it is a feast.
I am thinking beach today, the sun is shining, the wind is down and the house needs to have some time to recover from all of the squeals (happy and sad) that have been reverberating through its poor self.
Archie and Hugo are born adventurers and so as a family, we are much happier when they have cliffs to climb and crabs to categorise. Fortunately for two book wormy parents, this goes hand in hand with sitting at the beach with a good novel (and wonderful, attentive supervision). The boys are still going through their stage of wearing their life jackets so it is always easy to spot their fluro yellow beach bodies running around on the sand and mudflats.
Two boys in stereo are begging to go. xxooxxooxx.


  1. I can't believe how much you have done!! How big are your squares? Once again your colours are gorgeous. I need a project, am in between so today might be the day of discovery and enlightenment. The beach sounds wonderful especially after our 43 day yesterday and 40 forecast for today. Roll on tomorrow, 24!!! Lovely!! Love Mum

  2. Oh my word! What a lovely blog you have here; so much colour, interest and life. It's great. Glad I've come across you here. I'll be popping back to see your latest projects and get some good ideas. Ros

  3. Your cushion is so fun! I have Lacy Crochet and it is a beautiful book. I have yet to attempt any projects aside from a lone flower, however.

  4. Love your colourful cushions, it's coming along beautifully! I also fancy those pears in your library book, don't they look fab? xo

  5. I have the creepy cute crochet book - it was a winner for Christmas gifts, especially for boys!
    I like the look of Tasty Crochet too - there something about a pear that I find very appealing!
    Your cushion is fab too!

  6. lovely creations!!! congratulations!!!!

  7. Hmmmm, you're going to have to teach me to crochet better. Yes, I do think so.

  8. Hi. Wow what a blog. Love it. I am from Sydney and like you love Bendigo wool. esp. Love Briar rose shade (alpaca).

    Could you most generously and kidly share the finished pic of the above cushion. I want to make one exactly the same for my couch.

    BTW I love to crochet (am a newbie though:)




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