I hope I am not going to throw Sarah's schedule again by writing another short post. Tis not my fault this time, though, honest, the battery on my camera died just as I had lined up a few things to photograph.
One very important thing which I did manage to photograph though, was my eagerly awaited giveaway package from the very lovely Lissylou. I went out shopping after 4pm yesterday, got back about 5ish, and found this precious little parcel on the doorstep! I am a complete romantic at heart, love fantasy books, fairy stories and all things mythical, so her prize was tailor made for me really. Look, look, look! A fairy mug and an Autumn Flower Fairy book, wrapped in the prettiest rose paper, accompanied by a sweet Tinkerbell card and some rather nice smellysticks. I am thrilled to bits, thank you so much.
I just managed to get a couple of pictures of my Work In Progress before the camera conked out. You remember the bag full of knitted squares I got from a charity shop? You can refresh your memory here, oh yes, and the first mention of them was here . Or you could just ignore those, of course, lolol.
Anyway, I finally managed to crochet all the square together, and sew in all the ends. Millions of them, it seemed. Errmm, all of them except for the outside ones, because I still need to crochet a border round the whole lot, and I can tuck the little end bits into that as I crochet along. I just laid a few of the flowers onto the squares to see what it would look like, and I am quite pleased with the effect. I wanted something with a bit of a raised texture, hence the crochet ridge and the 3d flowers, and it seems to be working quite well. Now is definitely the time for lanky projects, it keeps me nice and snug in the evenings when I am working on it.
I won't take it to France with me to work on, I have a lanky on the go there already. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it before Christmas though.