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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Stash Busting Bunting

I'm feeling a bit below par at the moment. I woke up on Saturday (my first day off) with a streaming cold, I looked so frightful that even my own reflection scared me,  I've hardly left the house since.  Still, every cloud and all that..... it's given me the opportunity to finish my latest project.   A few weeks ago I had a fancy to crochet some bunting,  perfect for using all those odds and ends. There are oodles of patterns on the net and even a couple in my crochet books but, ooh,(sucks teeth) one of them required decreasing and I just knew that was a bad idea.  How could I become engrossed in Mr Selfridge & Indian Summers when concentrating on the complexities of decreasing double crochet?  Not. A. Chance.  Eventually I settled for a granny triangle bunting similar to this lovely one found here on Attic 24 and hooked them all together using the method found in my book.



It's far from perfect, my triangles are larger than they should be, because as crocheters go I think I'm a little on the loose side (!) and even after much blocking some of my triangles are slightly curly and more shield shaped than triangular.  I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it, but any suggestions ?

It is a great stash buster....

......and will pretty-up the garden in the summer time.



I'm not quite sure what I'll be hooking up next but I'm feeling the need for some loud colours, a reaction no doubt to all the gloomy greyness we've endured for months on end.

Since the start of the new year,  for some unknown reason I haven't really been in the mood for the chazzas, but recently I did venture out to my local salvage yard which I love to poke around in, periodically.  I spent a total of £2 and came home with this rusty wire basket.  I imagine most of you will think it was £2 wasted?


Some good news to finish with.  Prue seems to have made a full recovery from her recent illness.  Once again I am rudely awoken by meowing and a paw in the hair/face, she has also returned to her previous habit of sitting on my lap and trying to suck my crochet yarn...yucky I know, but I'm just thankful she's back to her old self.  I'm also delighted that despite being hit up the arse by a cantankerous pensioner a few days ago, my 13year old car passed it's MOT yesterday...Hallelujah!

Must dash, I've a lasagne in the oven and it smells like it's burning.


13 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, but you've certainly made the most of time at home with that bunting - it's really pretty (and can't see any stray ones!) Know what you mean about the crochet/telly thing - I tried to follow a pattern while watching the french drama Spiral…had to start again.

    Personally I like a bit of rust, so, quite keen on your wire basket. In fact I've just bought a rather rusty item at the local auction! Must take a pic to show you.
    So glad Prue is better and up to her usual tricks xx

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  2. How typical is that? the minute you have time off you get ill! BAH. I hope you feel much better soon.

    I think your bunting is lovely I know what you mean about needing some colour in life the weather has been so flat lately.

    Oh and huzzah for happy pusscats :)

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  3. I love your bunting ... and I'd make some STAT, but I haven't a clue about increasing, decreasing double crocheting ... with or without the telly on ;0)
    So glad Prue is feeling better ... hope you will be too very soon.
    xx

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  4. the bunting is cute! I always breath in when I take my for MOT, then breath out then breath out when it passes phew!
    Oh and I always kinda like Jeremy but now I see him in a whole nother light...!

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  5. Wow Fiona your bunting looks excellent, loose crocheter or not! Looks fabulous hanging outside. Hope you are feeling better.

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  6. I hope you're feeling better very soon and glad to read that Prue is up now !! Ta guirlande est vraiment superbe !!! C'est bon de vider ses restes de laine !!! Bonne journée, bises

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  7. Poor you! What does time off always coincidence with catching something nasty?
    Love that bunting, its gorgeous. That wire basket is fab, too.
    Great news on the MOT!
    I'm loving Indian Summers, too. The plot has so many twists and turns I get more confused by the week. xxx

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  8. I LOVE the bunting. No advice to offer at all on the shield shape (you should see the shape of the allegedly rectangular blanket I'm currently crocheting!). Love the wire basket, too - definitely not £2 wasted as far as I'm concerned! x

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  9. The bunting looks fab, hurray for the successful MOT and Prue feeling better, but oh no to a cold which coincides with days off - that's crap! The rusty basket looks great - I reckon Emma Kate will approve!
    Hope you feel much better evry soon. xxx

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  10. What a cheerful project for spring! The bunting is wonderful. Hope the cold is clearing up.
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. Hope you feel better soon. It's always the flippin' way. Love the bunting and that wire basket is £2 well spent I say.
    xx

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  12. The £2 wire basket gets the thumbs up from me too! The cold on the other hand gets a raspberry, not nice. Lasagne good, bunting good, being ill on holiday not good. Pussy cat on the mend, excellent! Xxxx

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  13. I missed a post! Great news about Prue and I LURVE the basket! Treasure indeed! Your bunting is lovely and looks so summery. If only the weather were too! xx

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