Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Ice Cream Baby

A beautiful 'Ice Cream Baby' gets the seal of approval from Emily... another project from 'Cute & Easy Crochet' by Nikki Trench. (And will now be delivered to the other baby Emily for whom it was made!)

A bit of untangling...

Lots of concentration at the start of quite a few new projects...

And a couple of ongoing projects...

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Tutti Frutti

At last... my squaring the circle blanket is completed. I followed the pattern as for Sunset Boulevard.
It was easy to follow. Well done Heather for converting the 'American crochet terms' I made 24 squares. 6 x 4, and added a few rows of border. Thanks also to Heather for the suggested name.

Ready to start.

The first few squares.

A few more......

 Laid out. Joining commenced...

....and continued.

And finished

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Giro d'Italia meets Hookery

The Giro d'Italia is coming to Northern Ireland this weekend  One of the 3 big cycling races each year along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a EspaƱa.  Towns and villages of Northern Ireland are awash with a sea of pink streamers, bicycles, monuments lit up in (what has become locally known as) 'Giro pink' in the evening ....
article photo
Newtownabbey Borough Council's Giro Tree Cycle statue
Belfast Telegraph's pic of the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes at night
Belfast Telegraph's pic of Belfast City Hall at night

And so the Hookits decided that they would have a go at going 'Giro pink' as well ...
It all started with a pink bike
The most 'pink' attendee
Beginnings of 'squaring the circle'
Pink nails too
Strawberries and ice-cream
Pink lemonade
A riot of colour to end the night
A very special picture from our 'Artist in Residence'
Thanks to all who came dressed in pink and made the night a little bit different.