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Fri 24-Mar-17
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At least you tried. You may find it easier with a larger easy grip hook!

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Tue 28-Mar-17
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I saw this pattern, and thought it would be a simple little gift bag for those mini Easter eggs, and they are so quick - I've made five already. Fun idea! ok

Aly, these would be good for your little grandchildren (not too many eggs) as they are quite small.

Previously, I've made a larger one with knitted eggs as an ornament.

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Tue 28-Mar-17
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The little Easter baskets are so cute, Val.  I may give them a try, despite the pain in my thumb joint.  I brought a table top Easter tree back from the States many years ago when my grandchildren were young.  It came complete with mini wooden Easter egg baubles, Easter bunnies and wooden daffodils.  The children loved it. I threw the tree out last year as it had seen better days.  These little baskets would be good to hang on a painted small branch from the garden as a replacement decoration for my kitchen table.  Thanks for the inspiration.  

Tue 28-Mar-17
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You're very welcome, Iris. The baskets are so simple, and small!!

I like your idea of the painted branch - we will be in Cornwall for Easter Sunday (Portreath), so it'll be useful not to have to transport big Easter Eggs!! ok

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Hope the weather is kind to you when you are in Portreath!   I've made two baskets already.  As a result of my lack of crocheting skill they are not the same size laughlaughlaugh but I'll keep at it!  Practice makes perfect I believe.

Wed 29-Mar-17
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irist said
Hope the weather is kind to you when you are in Portreath!   I've made two baskets already.  As a result of my lack of crocheting skill they are not the same size laughlaughlaugh but I'll keep at it!  Practice makes perfect I believe.  

 

Hope so, too, Iris!

Well done on the baskets - if you use different colour yarns, no-one will notice they're different sizes! whistle

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Wed 29-Mar-17
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My little box of crochet arrived today....a rather pretty scarf this month!

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Good luck with that, Aly. Yarn and fabric - my kinda thing!! Can't resist! whistle

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

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Saw this today - amazing - I wouldn't know where to start!! eeek

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It's beautiful and I love the translation!

Wed 5-Apr-17
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irist said
It's beautiful and I love the translation!  

Yes, that's true - not totally sure just what they're trying to say!! big_laugh

Saw this today - I'd love to make it !! Not at the moment though, as I have a lot of quilt embellishing to do!

Also saw this - I have made a mandala before (Lucy, Attic 24 design), but not as big as this. I also made, years ago, what I called then a spider's web 'vest', so very similar, though I think it needs a bit of dedication to the pattern.... whistle  laugh

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Ooh, howzabout this for an easy poncho - two rectangles joined together, crocheted in Aran-type yarn I think. However, if only DK available, just use a bigger hook, and it will be slightly more open work.

Each rectangle 16" x 32".

In this pattern they have crocheted one rectangle vertical, and one horizontal - personally, I would do them both horizontal, it would still look good! ok

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Here's a clever way of joining yarns - whether knitting or crocheting. ok

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 11-Apr-17
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Iris, those little baskets, how are you getting on with them?

This morning I had my annual review, and I know the nurse quite well. I really don't like sitting in waiting rooms and being idle, so I'll either take a book or some crocheting. I thought I'd try another little basket, and I was just sewing in the ends when the nurse called me, so I told her I was too busy, it caused a chuckle in the waiting room... but it was just 15 mins, so no time at all. Now my niece has asked for 3 more for her grandchildren. Better get started! ok

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 11-Apr-17
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I have to confess, Val, that I have only completed two.  I did make about four in total but unpicked the others as my crochet was not up to scratch. I've been so busy doing other things in the daytime and I find my eyes are too tired to do close work in the evenings . My daughter and her family are away until late Easter Sunday so I haven't brought a branch in and painted it.  It will just be the two of us here with daughter's dog over the holiday period so I'm not bothering with Easter decorations this year. I have bookmarked the pattern so maybe next year.

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