Sunday, 18 May 2014

Beaches and Creatures

Graham and I have just come back from Jersey (the Channel Island not the knitted version). We had an amazing week lovely place, lovely people and the beaches are to die for.
Just two examples but there are many more. Please note the lack of people, the only time we saw more than 5 people on the beach was on Saturday when the weather was even more amazing than the rest of the week.

Not much crochet this week but I said last time that I had ordered too many eyes so here I am trying to use them up:

This is real free-form crochet I just made them up as I went along -which is always good fun because the result is such a surprise. The square one looks as if he is dancing but I think I am going to have to give him a mouth. The surprised eyes make him look as if he is desperate to say something.

This one is made from sightly thicker yarn and I made the arms, legs and hair? as I crocheted the two halves together. Wouldn't he make a lovely sun if he was made in yellow or orange.

This is a commission that I started before we went on holiday. it is made from pink acrylic dk.

I am very pleased with the effect - very cute and completely unique.

I know I have promised several times to publish a motif pattern but I seem to be unable to do it in this format so all I can say is if you would like a copy please get in touch and I will e-mail it to you.

Last thing before I fall asleep at my computer is just another example of the practicality of crochet. On the beach the wind kept blowing my hair in my face, so that I couldn't see and kept tripping over things. So during the evening I made a quick hair band - problem solved. 
You didn't really think I left home for a whole week with no hooks and yarn did you?

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