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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Crochet and My Latest Read

I really should try to be more imaginative with my post titles, but I'm afraid the above pretty much describes what's going on!

I've just finished reading a book by Emma Donoghue 'Room'


It's narrated with a 5 year old voice, which made me a little wary at first, though once I'd picked it up I didn't want to put it down again. It absorbed me utterly, I felt like I was in the small 12 x 12 space with them and felt a bit jolted when I had to return to 'life' again! Highly recommend.

My children are very far from being babies, and no grandchildren on the horizon yet... but when I saw this, I had to make it.

Sweetest little owl cocoon with a cute little hat.



I really enjoyed making it (even though I don't know any babies), and it was the first time I tried crocheting crocodile stitch - always good to learn a new stitch.

I'm now making another one... for Christmas this time



Quite a bit to go...

Take care
xxx

32 comments:

  1. Hello Cheryl, I've tried reading Room but didn't get very far ... will have to give it another try!

    Love the owl cocoon, very cosy!

    Thanks for popping over to Thriftwood, you're always very welcome ...

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Thank you, definitely think Room's worth another go :) xx

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  2. I've never heard of crocodile stitch. I'll have to look it up.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  3. Ooh, I wonder if it's Just a US term and we have another name for it :) xx

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  4. I loved Room and couldn't put it down either but my friend hated it - it seems to be a book that really divides people. The cocoon is so sweet - looking forward to seeing the Xmas one. x

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    1. I didn't think I;d like it, but very well written xx

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  5. such a sweet little thing. I'm sure your dolly loves it!! I love the stitching on it. Its very different and you are right we never stop learning as crafters do we? Always something new out there.
    Rosie

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  6. I worried that Room would be very upsetting to read. Your cocoon is really nice, I just love owls, especially in crochet form. :)

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    1. I found it very thought provoking about how we live xx

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  7. Such a gorgeous little cocoon, I can completely see why you wanted to make it. I am sure it will be put to good use sometime soon. I have been meaning to read this book, so thank you for reminding me! Wishing you a happy week and weekend xoxo

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  8. I just love your little cocoon Cheryl, and the pretty crocodile stitch is very sweet with those lovely colours. Some little one is going to be so happy to have this!
    Joy xo

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  9. Not heard of crocodile stitch before, but it looks lovely. Love the idea of the cocoon, really snugly. Now the book, I'm not sure if it's my thing but all the comments have made me curious!

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  10. 'Room' was the inaugural book group choice. I thought it was an amazing read.

    Leanne xx

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who made baby things and didn't have any babies.
    I made several things well before I had any gradchildren, I just love knitting and small things just fitted the bill. They don't want my knitting now. lol. it doesn't have any smart logo's. lol
    Briony
    x

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    1. Lol, I love to see babies in hand knitted things xx

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  12. I haven't read Room, but by coincidence I'm currently reading a book which is also narrated by a five year old. The cocoon is so cute. I've never followed a crochet pattern and have never heard of crocodile stitch, definitely beyond my capabilities.

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    1. I'm still a relative crochet newbie, so sure you could xx

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  13. The cocoon looks so snug and cosy!
    M x

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  14. Your little owl cocoon is beautiful, thank you for your sweet words
    Thea x

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  15. Aw the cocoon is fab! I just need a baby and I can make one hehe x

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