Tuesday, 18 August 2015

At the Regina Folk Festival craft booths I saw an item of crocheting that was very interesting. I thought, as I often do, I could make that. And usually that is the end of it, but this time I decided to give it a try. No photos just do this from memory. Well my memory is not that good, but it turns out the artisan has a website and a photo of a similar piece was online. Now I had a name for the item! Now I could google it and lo and behold it is one of the iconic accessories from a very popular and cult recent film. Naturally I am behind the times on this.
Now I can make this. "Vaguely inspired by" by way of Regina. Yarn from Goodwill in Calgary.

It may be a bit too symmetrical to be authentic, but I was actually aiming for useful. Fall bike riding?
Oh and its name? Hunter cowl.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, snow peas, beans, potatoes, basil, apples, raspberries...
Which is why I haven't been as much with the hook, throw etc.

I did get a crescent moon shawl done. Or at least mostly done
The pattern is apparently in a book which is out of print and written in Japanese. I found a chart online and worked from there. There are two versions, one with dongles and the other with shell edging. I picked b. There are still two rounds to go from where I am here, one of 3- dc clusters and one of picots, but this is big enough already and I am happy enough with the way the edge looks so I think I will stop here. This has not been blocked but it already looks fine.
That pattern took concentration, lightand reading glasses.
While watching TV I have been doing easier crochet.
Not sure yet where, but these are for donations.