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Sunday night miscellany

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  1. Our iMac hard drive died this week and we are┬áhoping that a techie can recover some of the data or we’ve lost a tonne of stuff. Yes, I know we should have backed it all up.
  2. A friend gave me a bag full of pink yarn and a partially completed blanket. It’s a pretty pattern – I may attempt to continue it, though I don’t have a written pattern and would have to figure it out, and I don’t know what size hook she was using.
  3. Another friend is moving house and passed on a big bag of oddments so I gathered the reds, oranges and browns (there was a lot of wool in there) and made a teacosy. I started it Saturday morning while a passenger in my own car and finished it tonight. It is crazy and flowery hence its Ravelry name: Crazy Flowery Teacosy. Photos include naked basic teacosy and flower-embellished finished result.
  4. I am working six out of the next seven days and am wondering whether I’ll have the time or inclination to crochet and blog. I still have my Chinese philosophy course lectures to watch and I’m a bit behind.

Have a great week!

Tea cosy success

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imageVersion 1.1 is sufficiently acceptable that I will be taking it with me on the weekend as a gift to my host. You may recall that a couple of days ago I posted about version 1.0 of this design, modelled on a blue-green teapot. This dark grey teapot is the one that I intend to give away complete with cosy. The top part which I was unhappy with on version 1.0 has been redesigned and looks way better.

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Specs: a little less than 1 skein Stylecraft Harlequin Chunky, an acrylic yarn that comes in 100g balls with 105 metres/114 yards. Colourway is Meadow/Viola.

5.5mm hook. 2 X 1″ buttons.

Crochet and life update

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Today, the fabric store at which I work was open from 12 until 5. When I arrived at 11.50, the parking lot was already full of customers itching to part with their cash! There was a sale on, and we were all cutting non-stop for five hours. No one had a coffee break. Almost all of the bolts of fabric that I handled were just stacked up by the side of my table and I didn’t have time to put them away. As tai chi man was waiting outside to drive me home, I left the mess behind; it was already 20 minutes past closing and the last customer was only just leaving too.

It was lovely to get home, eat dinner and slump on the couch in my pjs.

So here’s the latest in my crochet world…

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Mrs Brown’s cowl – 95% done, just one last super bulky strand to weave through and some joining and weaving in of ends to go,

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This teapot is my latest acquisition. I went into the mall to buy a teapot as a gift for a friend. I found this cute style in three colours so I bought a dark grey one as a gift and this one for me,

Then I had to design a teacosy to go with the gift teapot. The prototype isn’t, in my humble opinion, good enough to give away, so I’m going to keep it and make another slightly different one. The yarn is Stylecraft Harlequin Chunky in Meadow/viola.

Rather lumpy teacosy

Rather lumpy teacosy

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The pretty colours aren’t showing well in this light. I will have to get a better photo of the next one, which will, I hope, be somewhat more attractive!