28.2.11

February Sampler

February is over in a blink isn't it? 
Here's February's sampler. As always you can look at all my monthly samplers on the sampler page under my header picture.

I haven't had any crochet to show you for ages have I? I have some today. The crochet that should have been knitting.
 It's my dad's birthday today and I decided to knit him a scarf in the colours of his rugby team. Crochet, I thought, wouldn't be masculine enough. I can knit but I have never actually knitted a complete thing.
How hard could it be to knit a simple striped scarf in two colours? Well, it turned out to be pretty damn hard. First I made the mistake of knitting it in stocking stitch. Of course it just rolled itself together and wouldn't lie flat. Next I tried garter stitch. Several times. There was nothing wrong with my tension but the edges, oh the edges. I just couldn't get them straight. So I took up my hook with relief and  set to to make a masculine looking crocheted scarf. I think I made a fair job of it. I used half-trebles (yarn round hook, hook into chain, pull through, three loops on hook, yarn round hook and pull through all three) half trebles make a fairly dense fabric that grows quickly. Six rows of each colour.
Incidentally, the red is a lot nicer in real life, more tomatoey and less neon looking. The camera doesn't seem to like bright red.




It's Moseley Rugby by the way.

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26.2.11

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice
Wartime Housewife posted her recipe for coconut ice the other day. I love all things coconutty and hadn't made coconut ice for a...
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25.2.11

The Quince Tree in February

The Quince Tree in February
Today is Quince Tree day.  I wish it had been yesterday when the sun was shining but never mind. The Quince Tree has had a bit of a ...
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24.2.11

Frugal Pleasures

Frugal Pleasures
 Frugal careful, sparing (of), economical, esp. as regards food; sparingly used or supplied, costing little So says the Concis...
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22.2.11

Half Term

Half Term
Yesterday The band came round for band practice. They have to come here because younger son is the drummer and a drumkit is not somethin...
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18.2.11

All Kinds of Things

All Kinds of Things
Things I am enjoying this February. 1) Thing to wear My daughter's button necklace. A Christmas present that didn&#...
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14.2.11

The Food of Love

The Food of Love
Valentine's Day. It's a pile of commercial tripe isn't it? Really. That said I like to exchange cards with Charl...
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