Before I had the blocking board, I would block squares „old school“: either individually, with needles, pinned on my ironing board, or – depending on yarn and size – stitch (or crochet) them together first and block the finished blanket … Continue reading
Aquitaine was lovely. The fact that we did not have internet access (absolutely!) added to the fun. I read three books within a week, went to bed early, and spent hours staring at all shades of blue (water) and blue … Continue reading
No! More! Winter! (Please …) I am so tired of the cold, the ice, the snow. Especially, after spring was already here with sun and crocuses and gardening and all of that. Sure, (at least) with regard to knitting and crochet, winter is a wonderful season but I am longing for daylight and warm weather. Aren’t you?
Therefore, I decided to at least “crochet summer.” Here’s the outcome:
Any idea what this might be? It belongs to the gentleman with the blue bathing cap and matching speedo.
His legs are slightly big and maybe not long enough but still I am very pleased with his appearance. Especially, after I managed to do the floating tire. Trust me, I had countless attempts, but when about to give up it hit me like a bolt from the blue (see the pun with blue and blue :)) – it had to be done from the outside to the inside, just like an LP would play its music (= Long Record, for those of you not old enough to remember records) and not in rounds. So here they are, the swimmer and his floating tire:
Well, looks like there are two of us waiting for summer now …