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      A month of crochet

      27th October

      I love Instagram, its all about the visual, the photos, the insta post and response.  There is nothing (so far) that I do not love about it as a social media platform.  This month I have been fortunate enough to be part of an ever growing number of crochet addicts that have joined in with Ashley from the great blog lasydaisyjones, here is her post about the setting up the crochet a photo a day for a month post: A photo a day

      So without further ado, grab yourself a coffee as this may take a while here is my month of photos posting all about crochet.  I will add in the extra four days not shown below,  post October 31st.   Got your beverage?  Then let's begin...

      This was the post on Instagram that made me excited and want to join in...

      Day 1
      Say 'hi'

      How to introduce oneself?  In the end I opted for a large and small hook and a simple written 'hi'.  What would you have done?  It was interesting from Day 1 to see how each person interpreted the same idea in a different way.  The rest of the month was no exception.

      Day 2
      Current WIP

      I have several works in progress, some have been sitting there for months, umm, actually one for almost two years now...

      Day 3
      A colour combo

      I love this blanket combo, I'm not usually a pink person, but I love these muted colours and somewhere in there is what we call in Norway, gamle rosa, which is old fashioned pink and I do so like that, a chalky pink.

      Day 4
      A blanket

      I had several to choose from but I love reds and this was made at the beginning of the year on my first ever crochet course that I taught, this will be it's first Christmas outing and I am excited to be snuggling down under it soon.

      Day 5
      Chunky or lace

      It had to be chunky for me as I have not yet branched out into the world of lace, but one day.  Making my own t-shirt yarn was fun, this was written as a guest post for the very talented Phil at The Twisted Yarn, T-shirt yarn, guest post

      Day 6
      Preferred hook

      I have far too many crochet hooks, but I do seem to return to this very simple hook made in Norway which used to belong to my grandmother, then mother and now me.  I love it.  All that hooking(?!?!) that has been produced by this little hook...

      Day 7
      Square or circle?

      These past 12 months have seen an enormous number of mandalas being made, but I still love a granny square best.

      Day 8
      Future project

      The littlebeenz, has so many beautiful patterns and I loved making her Sunday shawl, I've bought this Monsoon stole pattern too, so sometime after Christmas this will be my go to make, can't wait.

      Day 9
      Fave stitch

      In UK terms, I love a treble stitch, it's so fast and you can hook up something so quick with it.

      Day 10

      I could not choose between these two as they were made to compliment each other.  I love these as they are only crocheted on one side and the other I used oilcloth, so they can be used outside even on damp furniture or grass and not be ruined.  We use these ALL the time outside.

      Day 11
      Fringe or border?

      I love a good fringe me, but it's borders all the way in crocheted items that I make.

      Day 12
      Fave book

      I do not actually have a favourite crochet book as I dip in and out of so many, but his has perhaps been the most useful for me.  I would not want to be without it.

      Day 13

      As with many who crochet there have been numerous scarves made along the way, this was made a couple of years ago, but I still am in love with the colour combination of this variegated yarn.

      Day 14
      Fave make

      Despite  being made three years ago now, this 5 metre long heart bunting line is still my favourite.  It's so colourful and jolly and is brought out on many happy occasions that just seeing it now brings a smile to my face.

      Day 15
      Yarn storage

      I was lucky enough some years ago to acquire old staff room pigeon holes.  Using chalk paint one sunny day I created my yarn storage, see post here... Yarn storage

      Day 16
      Where u crochet

      There is no set place where I crochet, I crochet, wherever and when ever I can...

      Day 17
      Fave yarn

      At present my favourite yarn is a toss up between cotton yarn and the chunky Rowan alpaca, it's soooo soft.

      Day 18
      Christmas make

      This was hard for me to choose as there are so many, but in the end I opted for my Christmas cork trees, just love their cuteness.

      Day 19
      Who taught you?

      Originally I was taught by mamma as a child, but soon fell out of love for crochet and became more interested in sewing, spinning and weaving.  More latterly after spending a long summer with mamma, she reminded me of crochet and with her help and you tube, I have not looked back.

      Day 20
      Vintage pattern

      I did not have anything for this, but turned to mamma's crochet and this cardigan brings back many memories.  Mamma crocheted this sitting at her mother's hospital bedside...

      Day 21
      Pastel or brights

      I love the feel of pastels but I am always drawn to brights.  

      Day 22
      This was my commissioned piece for a large UK company to help them in their environmental week.  Meet Eric the Green Champion.

      Day 23
      A crochet blog

      To choose just one?  This was so hard.  In the end I opted for the great blog of Annette, whose Nordic shawl I have made and love to wear.

      Day 24

      Most who crochet will eventually crochet flowers but what to do with them all?  I hit upon the solution of making some into rings, here is a small selection.  See post here... Crochet rings

      Day 25
      Yarn stash

      As well as having a great yarn storage, current WIP's are often stored in bags all over the house in each room, so should I have a spare minute or two, I can just pick up and squirrel away a few minutes or hours...

      Day 26
      A gift idea

      I was supposed to wait until December to reveal any gift ideas, so here is a sneak view of one completed gift.  I find men not only hard to buy for but very hard to make for too.  There are only so many hat, scarves and mittens one can wear!  So a mittened ice scraper it will be this year...

      And finally today...

      Day 27
      Stitch markers

      I tend to use whatever is to hand from safety pins, paper clips, odd pieces of yarn in a contrasting colour to that which I am working on, the odd homemade stitch marker and I have a few bought ones too.  Never next to me when I need one though!!

      We still have four days left of the month and you can see the themes in the top photo from Lazy Daisy Jones.  I shall not spoil the surprise and add them in now, but will come back to this post, post Oct 31st and add them in.

      Hope you have enjoyed my journey of my crochet life through these photographs, it sure was fun putting them together.

          What's your month been like?  


      1. I love this post, and I love Instagram. Off to search for you on there ....!

        1. Ooh what is your name on IG? Glad you liked the post Racheal x

      2. Aw! I like the looks of your mama. She looks like my friends.
        I loved all of your crochet pics!

      3. Fantastic post Selma. Lovely to see such a variety of colour and different makes. Delightful. I can only dream of creating such things. X

        1. I think you do yourself a huge dis service Jules. Just spied your gorgeous candle jumper.

      4. What a great month of crochet! I look forward to seeing the rest! xx

      5. I love this post - well done! Jeb


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