Yarn Bomb ~ City Square

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City Square is right in the centre of Melbourne.

For the third summer in a row Yarn Corner, in conjunction with the City of Melbourne, have yarn bombed all the trees in City Square ~ this year in all the gorgeous colours of the rainbow. It’s by far the biggest yarn bomb I’ve seen, with the installation in itself being an amazing feat, with elevated work platforms needed to sew the “bombs” up to 6 metres high.

The trees are either knit or crochet, or a combination of both. I tried to calculate the hours of work that this would have taken in total. It would easily be over a 1,000 ~ probably more like 2,000 hours! For anyone in Melbourne who wants to take a look, I believe they will be there for the next month, as long as nobody decides to steal anything and make a blanket for themselves!

Yes, one of these trees is mine (I’ve kept that rather quiet, haven’t I)? I’ve posted it as the first picture, as there are a lot of pictures ~ I didn’t want to miss anyone. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be crocheting anything in orange for a good long while. 🙂

City Square_15sml City Square_14smlCity Square_13sml City Square_11sml City Square 9smlCity Square_22sml City Square_21sml City Square_20sml City Square_18sml City Square_16smlCity Square_23sml City Square_27sml City Square_28sml City Square_31sml City Square_33sml City Square_30smlTerri and Moo xxx

Colourful Coaster Set

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Well, the weekend is just about coming to a close, and I have very little crochet to show for it. I have this idea in my head for a granny square design… actually, I’ve drawn it so it’s now on paper. But, do you think I can work out how to turn it into crochet? No! I think I crocheted for six hours straight last night, and at exactly five minutes to midnight, I pulled it all apart and went to bed in disgust!

That’s not what we’re here for today though….

I’m so in love with the colours in my Spring Mandala by Made in K-Town, that I wanted to make something else with that colour combination. After a bit of fiddling around and note-taking and retrying, I came up with this coaster pattern.

Coasters_22smlI’ve only just discovered the crochet “top stitch” and I must say I’m a little obsessed. So easy,  such instant gratification.

Coasters_15smlThen I made my own mandala to match.

Coasters_33smlMoo approves, I think.. or maybe that’s a paw-stomp of disapproval?

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…and being a labrador, she had to check for edibility…

Coasters_27smlCoasters_24smlWe hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend, and that your crafting pursuits are going a lot more smoothly than ours are.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

PS If you’d like the pattern, I can write it out and post it here.

Granny Square Weekly

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Week One

Well, it’s a new year, and time for a new something-or-other weekly, I think. And because I don’t seem to have a lot of success finishing projects that are crocheted in rows, granny squares are the obvious choice.

I will also admit, just quietly, that one of my New Years Resolutions is to decrease my yarn stash by *cough* 100 balls. Oops! I’m not sure I actually want to see that in print. I did start this resolution a little early, in September I think, so I’m most pleased to be able to say I’m already minus 27 balls. Yes, you’re right, I’m feeling all good and wholesome!

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Details
Pattern Name: Chocolate Box
Source: 200 Crochet Blocks, by Jan Eaton
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima

Strawberries and Cream

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My mother-in-law made this Strawberries and Cream Tea Cozy for me for Christmas. Isn’t it gorgeous? Do you love receiving hand-made gifts as much as I do?

Strawberries and Cream_1smlStrawberries and Cream_3smlStrawberries and Cream_4smlThe pattern is by Patti di Cagli. It’s knitted using cotton yarn ~ aren’t the “bobbles” gorgeous? I would have no idea how to knit them.

Love Terri and Moo xxx

The finished pin-cushion..

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Well, here it is … finished.

PinCushion_25smlI love the colours, but I’m not overly in love with it. I’m a little pleased though, that this is my own pattern. I think I may have over-stuffed it, as I don’t think the shape is quite right.

PinCushion_15smlPinCushion_13smlOnce it’s looked after some pins for a while and the stuffing softens, we’ll see if it improves.

PinCushion_17smlMoo thought you might like to admire her lovely ear.

PinCushion_22smlLove Terri and Moo xxx