This is the lovely BP (who's quite a celebrity name dropper) who is totally hooked. I did blog about the start of her cushion a few weeks back. She wasn't happy with her stitching, as I had pointed out a little something to her, so she unpicked it ALL and started again.
However, can you see the Granny Square cushion on the table? She's made 2 cushions!! WOW
This pot cover is made from cotton and is by one of my Shaftesbury pupils
Via email from a student of mine GW, are these fabulous "Picnic" stones
And L has been making this summer cardigan in 4 ply. Its amazing, considering she couldn't crochet 8 weeks ago. I was so WOWED by it that I whipped off my Serena Kaftan (from the dummy that is) and placed this piece of wonder on it instead
Back to Shaftesbury, where I teach at Sparrow UK
L made me this bookmark in DMC Petra. It takes pride of place in my favourite Crochet Book by DK publishing & the pattern is by the one and only Claire Montgomerie!
Here's BP again, showing off her new hat. She combined 2 patterns from my book Crochet for Beginners who want to Improve She made the beanie hat using one pattern and then the flower from another and voila!
I have had this book for a while now and I have been meaning to make something from it from the moment I bought it. It's terribly well written & you can see that a lot of hard work has gone into the pattern writing (there are some symbols charts - hooray) and the photography.
Click here for the link
I really do need some "me" Crochet time to do all the projects that I want to do. When I do get it, the question is - which keyring or charm do I make first??
Back to school & more from Shaftesbury
Another pupil made me this lovely pin cushion. A pattern from a recent Inside Crochet magazine
And another made this lovely Elephant. The original pattern came as part of a kit with some lovely Alpaca wool. I suggested that she practiced first with anything chunky as she hadn't crocheted "amigurumi" style before & this is the result
I found this picture in my stash - my flowers for my bike basket! Cute? YAY!
Another pose by Elephant
This is the lampshade I made at a course at Sparrow in Shaftesbury. It was strange being the pupil and not the teacher!
Now here's talent by The Dorset Finca
And a Mandala by another lady in the same class
The summer cardigan again but from a different angle
My Ripples Blanket - Mmmmm why is this photo here? I'll have to come back to you on that!
Ah! Cushion 2 is on display by BP
My left foot in a flip flop with my Triangle a day blanket laid out in the front courtyard - it's now at 200!
Have YOU got the latest copy of Let's Get Crafting Knitting and CROCHET?
Amongst many other great patterns by some FAB designers like Lynne Rowe (Comforter Blanket bottom left) and Tracey Todhunter (Hippo Pillow top left) are my Baby Booties
Aren't they just adorable? What a fantastic gift they would make!
Buy your copy now!!
I took a 3 hour "Improvers" class on Thursday
It was a really great 3 hours of Crochet with so many different projects going on
This Tea Cosy from Inside Crochet Magazine is looking FAB! Leaves needed to be added for that "finishing touch"
Also from Inside Crochet....
Is Ms. Clarice
Who needed help with her ruffly tail feathers
They turned out well and she looks fab
Next is Boodles Yarn and a 12mm hook!
Ah! Ms. Clarice again with crochet action
More T Shirt yarn and a 10mm hook which squeaked when the yarn was worked - D is going to get an aluminium one.
This is S with her amazing blanket WIP
And CF with her multi stripey blanket. She's decided to crab stitch the edges & work the tail ends in at the same time
In the meantime, I have been busy working on more commissions which are currently taking up ALL of my spare time.
Back to my hook then!