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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Beanie,Birthday,Vietnam etc etc..."

Hello,

A very belated Happy Monday. It is now Tuesday morning and raining and cold. Wintertime, a day inside with the fire going sounds just perfect.

Lots has been happening here at Kainga. First I want to show the Beanie I crocheted for my early morning walks. I started and finished this on Sunday. I found a pattern on the net and adjusted it by adding about ten extra rows and a few stitches here and there. Got to keep those ears warm when it is only a few degrees.


I used 8 ply yarn and a 3.5m crochet hook. Everyone must be crocheting this Winter because the hook display in Spotlight in Midland was vary sparse last week. So I tried our local craft shop on Saturday morning and the only ones available in 3.5 was a Bamboo one. I haven't used these before. I loved working with the Bamboo hook. It was so smooth and it doesn't have the name engraved on the side like the steel ones. So you don't get that dent in your finger.

There has been a few celebrations over the last couple of days. Lucy celebrated her Birthday on Friday so last night we all went to the local Tavern for a lovely warm meal. Happy Birthday Lucy and all the best for the coming year.

David came home yesterday as well. Last night in the middle of the night Ian took him to the Airport to go on his 10 day holiday to Vietnam. He is meeting up with a friend who has been doing charity work in Cambodia. Have lots of fun David.

A couple of weeks ago I bought this painted box from a Garage Sale for only $1.00.


It is quite big and it is now holding some of my crochet threads.


Around the side it has the quote:

"Do not complain that the rosebush has thorns, but rejoice that is has roses."

Friday- Night -Sew -In is on again this week. I have decided to join in, no idea what I will be working on. Maybe some more machine embroidery or cross stitch.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Michelle said...

You gotta keep your ears warm on those cold crispy mornings, we had a frost this morning... brrr it was cold!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What an adorable beanie and the colors are perfect. A Big Happy Birthday to Lucy! I am sure David will have much to tell about his trip. Keep warm and have fun at your sew-in.
Blessings to you and your family.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What an adorable beanie and the colors are perfect. A Big Happy Birthday to Lucy! I am sure David will have much to tell about his trip. Keep warm and have fun at your sew-in.
Blessings to you and your family.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Sorry Bev, My comment we sent twice. Not sure what happened. Opps.

Jessica said...

What a nice beanie and you made it so fast! like in a cold emergency :)
Hugs and blessings

Evaporative Cooling Melbourne said...

The hat is nice.

Pauline Woodcock said...

Oh darn, I forgot Lucy's birthday! Please pass on my belated birthday wishes.
We've had frosts the past two mornings, I need a beanie and two pair of gloves! But I think yours is too nice to be called a beanie!

Astrid said...

Love your crocheted beanie. It's winter here too, but very nice in the sun. What a cute box! Love it.

Fiona said...

the clouds and cold have come down here now.. I need a beanie too.... glad to hear that about bamboo ... and of course happy birthday to Lucy and wishes for a great trip to David...
Hugz

Maria said...

You sure do need to keep your ears warm in your freezing part of WA...
happy Birthday Lucy and I am sure Davis will love his adventure.

Karen said...

Your beanie looks lovely and warm for those cold mornings. Gorgeous wool. Your ears will be happy!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gotta keep those ears warm Bev! A day by the fire sounds great but not possible for me this week...Hope you get a chance to do just that...Enjoy your sew-in!

Terriaw said...

What a cute beanie! I've always wanted to try crocheting a hat. Love the painted box you found. Those types of boxes are handy to have for storing small treasures.

Lynda said...

Plenty going on at Kainga to make you happy. Can't wait for this cold weather to go away.

Melody said...

How lovely to have you play along with TT. I adore your beanie and it was great to catch up with other happenings in your life
Hugs.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your beanie is beautiful, love the crochet pattern. Your painted box is lovely too.

Anthea said...

Hi Bev, the yarn colour is really lovely, cheery for the cold weather. . . enjoy your FNSI