I used a holly leaf pattern from the book: and tweaked it slightly in using simple picots for the prickles.
I did see one: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK comes in a dark green but at £5.50 for a small ball, is that what we need for a wreath? Then I struck lucky this Tuesday on the market!! 50 p a ball now that's more like it?
The perfect shade but a 2-3 ply so I'm using it doubled.
So I'm sorting out the ''must haves'' from the ''occasionallies'' and the latter are being banned to the garage!
I did also do a wee sample of aran crochet, from Robyn Chachulas BLUE PRINT CROCHET book.
And got distracted by old crochet magazines, flicking through and discovering patterns that maybe I have grown into? I.E. I did not like them years ago, but I DO now?
Anyhow it was also lovely mucking about in the house with two laid back relaxing giggly girls who are starting their half term holiday week. I wish I had the week off too, I feel like a mellow week of tidying and cleaning, watching old movies and daytime tv WITH them !
I picked up this leaflet last week and thought we'd all go see this art exhibition in the half term- I DO have 2 of the 5 days off! BUT then when I looked closely it FINISHED TODAY! Oh no?
I didn't have to brave the rain and wind or drive and use petrol to get to Oxford?
They reminded me of snakes and salamanders?