Saturday, 25 February 2012

Recycled garden again

That time of year again! Garden time, Trying to keep my front in keeping with my ethos. I saw some fab recycling ideas on pintrest, heres my take on them, i aquired some 2 litre fizzy bottles from a friend, and spent £7 on plants..although ive got quite a few more ideas to sort through first but i need to wait for warmer weather..ooh hurry up warm weather!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Feeling rather blue that we can't afford a holiday abroad for several years, But i recon i must have had some fab, cheap uk holidays! On one holiday in dorset my son learned to walk, precious moments in time. We allways have a beach holiday and we love norfolk for fishing. I think in a way the current economic climate has meant more local and uk based places of intrest have been given a welcome boost, or at least i hope so! This picture of my grandmother back in the late 40's allways inspires me to make the best of what ever holiday we  can. Walks on the beaches ,donkey rides, exploring local historic places, kiss me quick hats, candyfloss, it may be cheap it may be tacky but my lord we do have the most wonderful happy time together as a family and thats  worth more than any exotic holiday!

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Monday, 6 February 2012

Racey lacey 12" or more square

Please note this is my pattern and i own the copyright, as with all my pattens you may use it to make things to sell, but please do not pass it off as your own pattern many thanks x

US                                  UK

chain(ch) chain(ch)
single crochet (sc) double crochet (dc)
double crochet (dc) treble (tr)
half double crochet (hdc) half treble (htr)
triple crochet (trc) double treble (dtr)
slip stitch (sl st) slip stitch (sl st)

Racy Lacy 12" square..i use uk terms x
dk weight yarn 4mm  g hook size 8
chain 4, ss to starting chain to form a ring

round 1.  Chain3, into ring work 11 tr, ss to close ring

round 2,  chain 3 in same space work 2tr, chain 2 ,skip 3 tr, *3tr, chain 2 3tr into same space* repeat around ss to starting chain to close

round 3, ss to corner trb (before chain 2 space) chain 5,* dtr into next tr, chain 3,skip 1 tr,  dtr into next tr, chain 3, dtr into next tr, chain 3* repeat around ss to starting chain

round 4, into corner chain 3 work 3 tr, chain 2, 3tr,  into each chain 3 space work* 3 trb , chain 1*,up to corner spaces , working  3 trb, chain 2, 3trb in each corner.

round 5, chain 3 in same space work 2tr, chain 2 ,3tr , work 3 tr  all in same space, chain 1, in apces between clusters work 3tr,  work 3tr  2 chain 3 tr in corners..repeat  around, chain 1 ss to starting chain.

round 6, ss to corner trb (before chain 2 space) chain 5,* dtr into next tr, *chain 3,skip 1 tr,  dtr into next tr,*  then chain 3 dtr into each middle trb*. to corner,  repeat around ss to starting chain

for 12 inch square i worked rows 1-5 once, then 4-6once and row 5 again

work rows 4-6 to sized required.ending with an extra round of  row 5  for larger sizes