Sunday, 3 July 2022

THIS AND THAT

 

It has been another slow project week deciding what UFOs to pick up in fear of mucking them up like the others I have tried to do. I wish the planets would realign properly for me. 

A  few weeks ago I bought some wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills online because I couldn't find any 10 ply yarn locally. I needed it to crochet a couple of Boho Bobble headwarmers I saw online and purchased the pdf pattern for. It was a few weeks ago and I received emails from the mills saying there would be a delay with my order. I forgot about it until the wool arrived this week so I started to crochet the first one for my eldest daughter, mother of my grand children.




The dark blue wool is for me as I couldn't find any purple. This took me 5 attempts to get right. I tried different sized hooks and added more stitches until I finally decided to use the listed size hook (5) and add quite a few more stitches. I noted on the website that a few people had experienced difficulty like myself which helped me feel better. Then when watching her video I noted she did some stitches differently to what she stated and described how to do on the pattern. Weird! So, once again, things have gone awry. Lol. 

I also decided to get back to this UFO applique which has been waiting for years and had been picked up as a UFO once before.  I really need to persevere and not put it away again. The pic is only part of the applique.



My mum recently gave me a book she thought I would like and she was absolutely right. I loved it. It is based on a real library that was set up in the underground railway to replace the one that was bombed during WW11. At the end of the book the author has written about the actual library  and quotes people she interviewed who used the library and lived underground as children. Truly an amazing story.




Needless to say, I have given it to mum to read now. I am fortunate that mum and I love most of the same books.


I am sorry I couldn't attend the zoom sessions yesterday but look forward to another one whenever it happens.

8 comments:

  1. That looks like an interesting read. Such a horrible feeling when projects don't go right for us. Glad you got it sorted though.

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  2. Obviously not your fault that the crochet went awry but it looks like its coming along nicely now. Your bird applique is lovely and I look forward to seeing it progress. xx

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  3. That new yarn is really pretty. Love that blue especially. The book looks interesting and it's great that you and your enjoy the same types of books. Hope you have a lovely week xx

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  4. Looks like a great book Ondrea, I have reserved it at the library, along with many, many other people!! It was a shame your crochet project didn't go as planned, thank goodness you could work it out. Will be interesting to see what you do with the pumpkin block.

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  5. The yarn you have bought looks very pretty Ondrea, so I hope you can get the pattern to work. The books sounds fascinating. I love stories like that! Have a good week! Hugs Christine xx

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  6. you are very patient with your crochet... I would find it impossible if the pattern wasn't working.... Good to see your applique out - looks great so i am looking forward to seeing more done. Thanks for the heads up about that book - I have just reserved it. Am number 28 on the list so it is obviously popular!
    Hugz

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  7. might need to check that book out.........sorry we missed you on zoom........

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  8. Well done on perserving with the head band. Love the applique - looking forward to seeing the finished item.

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