Well the weather has taken a turn for the worst. After having almost 30 c weather for weeks, the snow has made its first appearance. It’s a blessing though, since most of the southeastern part of the province was engulfed in the flames of brush fires. No rain since mid August has set the conditions for spontaneous combustion. Many families were displaced for days and some not fortunate enough to have homes to return to. It’s a miracle that no lives were lost……… for this we should be thankful.
S.E. Manitoba brush fires Oct 3-2012
The day after the fire Oct.4 -2012
Celebrate! Oct 5-2012 “SNOW DAY! “
The cold has awakened the urge to crochet again. I found this cute pattern over on Colour in a Simple Life’s Blog. It amazes me how Karen comes up with such beautiful ideas!
I’ve made several attempts with different color combinations and have yet to find one that I really like. I love the white and bold colored bobbles. I need something for a little boy baby blanket and wanted to go a little more earthy. I am currently giving beige/green/rust/heather variegated and solid colors in the variegation a go for the bobbles and light sandy beige for the squares. Will use alternating bands of the solids for the border.
boy cobblestone – in process
It looks ok but I’m not getting that satisfied feeling from it. This will be attempt number 3. I guess I can always use them as cat blankies. LOL!
It’s unfortunate that Karen has fallen victim to a Pattern Pirate and no longer offers up her patterns for free. There are still some freebies on her site, all beautiful, but all of her new creations are now available on her Etsy Store and worth every penny.
I am working on a revision/corrections for the Assorted Baby Boots pattern. I have had many requests for bigger sizes and it’s difficult to explain how to enlarge a pattern to someone unless they have some experience in crocheting. I am hoping to have some videos that show step by step instructions that will make it a bit easier to understand the directions.
Hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend in your part of the world…… we all have something to be thankful for.
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