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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Coaster crazy and cosy crochet

The lamps are glowing, the candles flickering and my crochet hook moving fast to keep me warm. It's not been a bad day weather wise today, I've had washing blowing on the line and it felt quite warm when we went out this afternoon.

I love our changing seasons, and as wonderful as it is to feel the warm sun on my skin and enjoy being in the garden, it's also so cosy as the nights draw in and I sit with my fluffy bed socks on and a blanket over my knees (I'm already in pjs at this point). Not to mention the extra hour coming up at the weekend, love that extra hour :)





Making lots of coasters. I love the pretty flower pattern and could quite happily cover the house with coasters and doilies. I have a few doily patterns that I'm looking forward to trying out... my list is so long.



I've made these ones in double knit cotton, but I do have some very fine cotton and teeny hooks to try with too.



This evening I'm hooking with some chunky yarn I picked up at the weekend, making small throws to cover the backs of our new chairs.



Nice simple Granny stitch, rows of trebles. Lovely and warm over my lap while I hook them



Just an aside before I go back to my hooking...  look what I've found




A sad face Sylvac dog. I'd like to have another one or two, perhaps different sizes.




His doleful eyes make me smile when I pass him, just like Nan used to have on her mantelpiece.

Don't forget the giveaway.

Take care
xxx

31 comments:

  1. You are making the most of the changing seasons, I love your description and my house is often the same as chillier nights draw in. The coasters are so pretty and addictive to make, love the range of colours you've used! You'll have to show us your chairs when your little throws are finished...and more pics of that sweet pooch! Chrissie x ps please check out the CAL over at mine - I'd love a link up to your blog to show off those coaster beauties! :-)

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    1. Thank you, we're in for a chilly weekend I hear, checking out your CAL xx

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  2. Your coasters are beautiful Cheryl. I love the way that crocheting a blanket means that you can snuggle whilst you work - not many things you can do that with! xx

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  3. As the cooler nights set in , I too have picked back up on my crocheting .
    I love the Sylvac dog reminds me of when my gram had a display of knick knacks too :)

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    1. I think it's because my Nan and Grandad had them, that attracts me xx

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  4. Love your colourful coasters Cheryl and understand the addiction to making them! Lovely granny throws coming up too, I do like that bluey-green shade. And what a good find with that soulful-eyed doggy, sounds like a new collection coming up?
    Joy x

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    1. Thank you, it's rewarding to make something quick and pretty xx

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  5. Looks like you've got some great projects going. I don't know if you've made doilies before but I find them very fun to make.

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  6. I love to see all these beautiful things flying off your hook. The coasters look so pretty.

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  7. Love your coasters Cheryl, am thinking they's also look lovely as bunting! I have a bit of a thing about dogs at the moment, a good few seem o have apared dotted around my home, all wearing polka dot collars!

    Have just entered your Giveaway ... don't know how I missed that one!

    Love Claire xxx

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  8. Your coasters are so pretty and I am sure they will see lots if use as the finishes draw in and we want to spend time snuggled up with big socks and cosy blankets. Your chair cover looks pretty 'posh' in fact I wouldn't mind wearing it!! Isn't this time of the year just the best, I love it. Enjoy your crocheting and that very sad face on that gorgeous doggie!! Xo

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  9. Oh your coasters are very pretty, I have several different coasters placed through the living room! your granny stripes are looking cosy as well!

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  10. YOur flower coasters are so pretty. And that dog is so sad looking, but cute at the same time.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. Thank you, I'm hoping I may find him a brother xx

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  12. The coasters are so pretty, and made in such lovely colours. I seem to remember one of those dogs somewhere in my past, I wonder whos it was.

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  13. Looks like you've been a busy girl. I like those coasters. They look like little colorful flowers. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Hi Cheryl!

    I love your beautiful little coasters. I get in that mode every now and then and have a similar pattern of them scattered all over my house {my sister's too!}.
    The little sad dog is adorable.
    How are you getting on with your new babies?
    I just entered your give away....thanks!
    Have a lovely, cozy weekend,
    Danette

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  15. Love those coasters. Where did you find the pattern? I have a lot of colorful yarn and I think I need to make some! Be sure to show us your other projects too. Cute little dog! He needs a coaster to sit on!

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  16. Hey there, me again, drop me an email via my blog please, I have something I'd like to email to you! Chrissie xxx

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  17. Lovely coasters! I enjoy the changing seasons so much too, especially this time of year. The cooler days and nights make for perfect crochet weather :) xoxo

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  18. I love your coasters ..... so much gorgeous crochet!
    happy weekend
    love jooles xxx

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