Hello Blog Peeps, how are you all? Did you wonder where I was? Rather disappointingly I wasn’t anywhere interesting, it was just a struggle to get time at the computer to write my posts. But I now have three lined up as I have been saving topics and photos for you. That’s a good feeling.
It was Big Little Bro’s girlfriend’s birthday recently. I was wondering what to give her for a present. I had one idea then Mr P thought of another. While she was visiting recently she put the kettle on to make tea and got all excited about my mug cosy, which lives on the top of the mug tree, and had to use it. Mr P suggested I make one for her and so I did. I had a surf for inspiration and found this. It’s a different shape to the mug cosies I have made before and you know about my button obsession, so it had to be done!
I did spend a very pleasurable morning with all the button tins/boxes/jars trying to decide which to use. I searched and collected and sorted, tried different colourways, different shapes and combinations. I decided that red was best as it stands out so nicely on the pale cream background. Some of these buttons are vintage ones too from Cousin H’s button tin which I wrote about here. I like the cosy without the contrasting coloured border but thought it might make it stand out better on a pale coloured mug with the green around the edge. I had to take photos before I wrapped it up to give to her on Wednesday evening, hence the poor quality lighting.
I am going to join up with Woolhogs November Made It Challenge (yes, I know Maryanne… that will be pink snow outside!!). Hop over there to see some truely amazing creations. The standard seems to get higher every month.
In other crochet news I am over halfway with edging all the CAL blocks again in the pale green. I’m enjoying it. Its simple and I can do it mindlessly while watching tv and recovering from a busy day. I’m also getting a good feeling about it. I think I have made the right decision with my joins and its getting closer to what I imagined the finished blanket to look like. I do need to order more yarn again though to complete the joining and for the border…. hmmmm… what colour for that, I wonder????