Today, we’ve been busy drawing a picture of our dream house and garden.
The second attempt turned out better but it wasn’t as neat as I wanted it to be, but it is much flatter.
Again I used jute twine. I started with 5 chain and one slip stitch to connect it into a ring. 3 chain stitches and 10 treble stitch around the chain. Connect the last treble stitch with the chain with a slip stitch. 3 chain and one treble stitch on the first treble stitch below and two treble stitch on the next one and continue to alternate until the last treble stitch, connect with a slip stitch and another 3 chain stitches for the next line. Then two treble stitch on the first stitch, treble stitch, treble stitch, and alternate all the way around.
I know, this doesn’t make sense to even the advanced crocheter but it makes sense in my head and I just need a reminder to myself when I attempt my next place mat
This is my first effort at making a place mat… since Little Bee was complaining about all the place mats we have at home were falling apart.
I have to admit I didn’t really follow a pattern. I just had a quick look on how to make a circle (5 chain and slip stitch it together) and then just treble stitch around it. But I think I need to count the stitches for the next one so that it will be a bit flatter than this one.
Oh… I used jute twine rather than nice woolly yarn as it’s just going to be covered with mess in the kitchen
I’ve never crochet in my life. I had this idea that it is terribly difficult as I keep picturing the intricate crocheting that my mom did when I was a child.
But then, I saw a picture of a scarf that my friend Jue made.
It made me feel that it’s about time that I give it a go. If I fail miserably, than at least I could have said, I gave it a try… plus, I was going to crochet a scarf, not the intricate doilies that my mom used to make.
I can do it.
Plus, it would be a good ‘I’m sorry’ present for Little Bee when I dragged her around town when she was ill… and thinking that she was being difficult.
And I did it, with the yarn that Little Bee chose… and a few hidden mistakes here and there… I think I did an OK job at making a waffle scarf that she could use come spring.
I’ve been promising Little Bee for weeks… OK… more than a month that I knit her a scarf to match her ballet uniform. I started it and it took me ages… of course I have lots of excuses.
Couldn’t find my knitting needles.
Too stressed out at work and tired out.
Too much chores to do at home.
We’re away at Christmas.
Thank goodness the weather has been mild… plus she still has her off white knitted scarf that I made for her last year to keep her warm.
But tomorrow will be the start of the new term for her ballet classes… so after I cleared up the kitchen I finished up what I started… plus, she has been so patient with me and my excuses.
So tomorrow, she can wear it to her ballet class to keep her warm as the temperature has dropped to single figure now. Winter is finally here.
Little Bee is not well. This afternoon, as I sat on the sofa watching her sleep, I made an owl using pajamas and t-shirt that are now too small for her and scraps of felt and material I have lying around the house.
She came back to the sofa as I was finishing the owl tonight. She’s now sleeping by me hugging the owl while I type this and watch my usual Monday TV.
Amanda always remembers everyone’s birthdays. She always has a little something for me for my birthday. She always has a little something for Little Bee for her birthday.
Me… I’m terrible at remembering birthdays… and no amount of Amanda’s enthusiasm (she gets really excited a week before her birthday) rubs on me and every year, I forget her birthday.
So when I was making felt flowers for Little Bee, I thought of Amanda, as she was the one who was wearing a felt flower brooch that started me to sew… and we do share interest in needlework though I can’t seem to have time to pick up a needle.
Today, I gave this to Amanda…
… and she put it on her jacket straight away… making me feel special as she always does.