Monday, 31 August 2015

The Coast and Crochet Coasters

Back from beautiful Wales. The scenery and the beaches are unequaled anywhere and the people. with one notable exception, are helpful and pleasant. Having had a fairly active holiday and with quizzes and conversation in the evening I have had a whole week without any crochet (apart from watching Vicky make part of a gecko -honestly). I really am getting withdrawal symptoms and I thought there would be nothing to share but as usual .........

 Does anyone else have a grandson that builds solar systems instead of sand castles?

 Ben is running away from one of the life size dinosaurs at the Dan yr ogoff caves- absolutely amazing and worth a visit, the caves that is.
Brave Danny making friends with a huge horse.
And Now for the crochet.

This is a set of six coasters that I started before going to Wales. Made using Rico Essentials DK.
 In order to keep them tidy, they are held in an apple shaped container. The button was a lucky find in my enormous collection.

    Inside are apple slice coasters
they have felt bases half red and half green because I didn't have enough of either colour.
Failed attempt at an arty picture
Christmas head bands - carry your                                                                                                       own mistletoe

 The flowes/stars are all made with embroidery thread.

Finally I have started to follow this person She shares albums of her own and others work. I don't speak her language but she includes pattern diagrams which are universal if you know what each symbol means. This is what I am trying from one of her pattern diagrams.

The yarn is a 4ply by Dennis Brunton that just happened to be in my stash. I will share it when it is complete but I am not sure what it will be because it is limited by the amount of yarn -could be a cowl, could be a shawl or even a head scarf.

Vicky and I were rather disappointed not to get to the Wool Museum of Wales so these are for you Victoria.


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