Saturday, 20 February 2010

Popped in at home to use pc but sooooo cold!
















Okay, so here are afew piccies

the first two of which are trees Ive worked on whilst imprisoned in the hotel room Im inhabiting whilst they repair my home of previous workmens crap workmanship..... nuff said....

The trees are unfinished and Ive had to lighten the pics abit, so you can make out the yarns used. They are from Yarn Paradise on Ebay, you can get 8 balls of most yarns at inexpensive prices, and the postage isnt that bad at all, even though I think they post from Turkey.

The one on the left is simple crochet with loops here, there and everywhere, worked freeform and then stitched to the branches. I know the colour is wrong but it reminds me of trailing Weeping Willows, so am not on the hunt for a lighter version of this yarn.

The other yarn doesnt work so well in crochet, you lose the delicate nature of the yarn itself, though a man on a galloping horse might have thought this tree an apple blossom maybe?

I used trebles to form small cupped shapes but will try a simple lopped version and se ehow that shapes up too.

Why I felt I needed to buy more novelty yarn I dont know, its not as if I havent got 2 enormous see through A1 sized plastic bags of the blessed stuff...........but I hadnt got these yarns, in these colours of course...........Shelagh will gift you a ball of each of these to play with, so watch for them next week. I reckon they will embellish nicely but my machine is tucked away rto escape the dust in the house at the moment.


The fox is 'Dog' who resides somewhere out back of the school fields, and my workroom at work, overlooks those fields and since it snowed I have been feeding him and his Vixie, who had a damaged front leg.

They are out in daylight most days now, having seen them in the snow foraging, I took to leaving eggs, liver, chicken, dried and canned dog food etc.... so they now come look near to my office before they forage for insects etc lol

Well Vixie hasnt been see since Xmas so I fear for her since she wouldnt have been able to lunge for prey and of course the cold may have got her in the end.

But theres another fox on the scene now, and Im fairly certain its not Vixie, so have called this one Plushy cos shes got a plush brush..........lol

Anyway they both like their grub, collect and carry the eggs away, to who knows where, and the above pic was captured by the graphics lad in our room and he added the words for me since I was daft enough to be giving them tops ups of food.


Now the weathers better Im going to reduce the food but will still treat them to eggs, free range naturally...!


The head hugger is what I also made whilst in captivity and have knitted a scarf with the same circles at each end to go with it, but think I may need more circles on the ends yet, am still considering that.


The fight goes on with the builders who having opened up the fllooring found sleeper walls that had been built solid, with no ventilation holes in them, the old holes stopped up and pipework that had not been lagged, so my popes were heating the underfloor areas lol Andy Capp could have done better..........if anyone remembers him lol
Oh and the piccy of the bricks shows what they uncovered behind the plaster in the rear porch. A shame I couldnt have reinstated this old window but it would make the porch less secure and I live in a neighbourhood that needs a culling of the criminally inclined let us say....
Okay will post this and then add some pics of the piece I am currently making by following instructions from Shelagh Folgate on her current Challenge 2010. Wont let on how its done but I know you will be able to purchase insts. from her if you fancy a challenge too! Its a learn as you go experience and good fun!


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