Monday Catch Up

Monday Catch Up with 78thStitch

It’s Monday, I’m feeling like my old self again and I felt it was time to catch up with what I’m doing. It’s surprising how work-in-progress posts remind you about a project you’d forgotten about! So, grab your camera, your WIPs and completions and come and share with me!

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Meerkat: the pattern!

Just a quick note to let you know that the meerkat pattern is now available to download as a pdf from the Free Patterns page. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Winter Warmers

I like to hand-make a gift for each of my loved ones at Christmas, but this year I was a little stumped as to what to make for the men. However, when issue 12 of Simply Crochet landed on my doormat last month, my worries were dispelled as I found Joanne Scrace’s wonderful Solid as a Rock pattern for hat, scarf and mitts. Problem solved! I had to wait a few weeks to order the yarn, and then when I did so I mis-remembered how many skeins I needed and ordered six of each colour in stead of four. So when I had completed Ms Scrace’s pattern, I found myself with two surplus balls of each colour. What did I do? Well, I improvised of course! I used the granite stitch pattern to make a pair of socks for each of the men in my life. Wanna see some photos? Of course you do!

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I have boxed them up and wrapped with pretty paper and then embellished it with ribbons and pine cones. Photos of the wrapped gifts will follow…

Happy stitching!