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A windy cold day

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Maybe my Seaside dishcloth is trying its best to be a panacea for the bitterly cold wind we’ve had today. All week, the temperatures have been well below freezing. I think -24 was the coldest night. Life has proceeded as usual.

This is Bernat Handicrafter in a colourway called By The Sea. The pooling is rather interesting. It’s crocheted in Tunisian Simple Stitch. I do find that method very relaxing and meditative.

I have been trying to fit in all my usual favourite things this week in addition to studying my plant-based nutrition course. Netflix has had to be abandoned – I just don’t have the time for it, what with work, household stuff, piano practice, my course and my crochet. Oh, and I was a good girl this week – I went to the pool THREE times and swam a whole lotta lengths.

Work was quiet on Thursday but today was busy. I have two more shifts before Christmas Eve and I will definitely be wearing my pink Santa hat. The Christmas buttons are going on sale tomorrow and I found some today that look like mini Christmas lights. Those are just screaming to be made into earrings!

Have to run – dinner needs to be made. Have a great week!

Edited to add: I forgot to mention some fun news. A while back I won a free pattern – it’s a paid pattern published by Kathryn at Crafternoon Treats (she has a blog and a podcast and a couple of Facebook pages). She asked people to guess how many rounds we thought were in her round granny stitch blanket which she called a Blandala. I guessed exactly right and she sent me a pattern pdf. Well, fast forward to last week, and she had a big shawl pattern giveaway on her podcast, and I won again! I now have a pdf of a pretty crocheted shawl pattern called Dragonfruit. I am feeling lucky. Next, the lottery!!

 

 

 

FO: Girly Santa hat

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I am excited about my new Finished Object…

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I don’t know how much wear this hat will get over Christmas but for some reason I just had to make it.

This lovely boucle Astrakan stuff works perfectly as a brim but crocheting it was out of the question. You just can’t see the stitches. It’s too much of a gamble. So I pulled out the old straight knitting needles, cast on ten stitches, and knitted a strip that was just about long enough to go around my head. I seamed the short edges together and then I managed to single crochet around a long edge with this hot pink Red Heart with Love. A lot of double crochets and gradual decreasing, plus a messy pompom, finished off the hat in two days.

I don’t have a pattern for it, I’m afraid. It was a design-on-the-go, see-if-it-works type of thing. (The pompom is held on with a bow on the inside of the hat, so it’s removable when the hat needs washing.)

I am feeling quite virtuous today, having gone to the pool two days in a row. Yesterday I swam 20 lengths, today 30. I would like to maintain a frequent swimming schedule but I am making no promises because I know myself!

I just realised it’s almost bedtime and I haven’t practised my piano tunes today. Oops! However I have spent a few hours on my Nutrition course and have learned some very depressing facts about the state of the US food industry. Ugh!

Have a good day and talk to you again soon.