28.2.13

Mais oú est donc passé février? Where has February gone?

20.2.13



On profite d'une paisible semaine de coupure.
Aussi on a semblerait-il trouvé une maison à notre goût...sans chauffage. A suivre.
Enjoying a peaceful half-term break.
Also we have found what could be a great home for us...it is only missing the central heating. To be continued.

18.2.13

Faux snow Möbius crocheted scarf pattern




At long last I get to post this pattern in English to keep warm in those last few weeks of cold weather.

Faux snow Mobius pattern Width 22cm, length 200cm 
8X50g balls 4ply 100% wool (4 white, 4 black) 
Hooks 5 and 6mm 
Work both threads together 

Make a strip of about 22cm wide by 200cm long. 

Start with 39ch with hook 5. Turn 

Foundation row: with hook 5: work 1htr (half treble) into the 3rd ch from hook, work 1htr in each of the next 7ch, with hook 6: work *1tr (treble) into the next ch, 1dc (double crochet) into the following ch*, rep (repeat) from *to* into each of the next 18ch, 1tr into the next ch, with hook 5: 1htr into each of the last 8ch.

Row 1: with hook 5: work 2 turning ch, 1htr into back loop only of each of the next 8htr, with hook 6: 1dc into first tr, 1tr into the following dc, *1dc into next tr, 1tr into next dc* rep (repeat) from *to* into the next 16sts, 1dc into last tr, with hook 5: 1htr into back loop only of each of the last 8htr.

Row 2: with hook 5: work 2 turning ch, 1htr into back loop only of each of the next 8htr, with hook 6: 1tr into first dc, 1dc into following tr, *1tr into next dc, 1dc into next tr* rep from *to* into the next 16sts, 1tr into last dc, with hook 5: 1htr into back loop only of each of the last 8htr.

Repeat row 1 + row 2, 120 times (240 rows in all) untill strip is about 200cm long.
Fasten off leaving a tail of about 120cm for joining both ends.
Twist one end of the strip once then sl st (slip stitch) together to make up your infinity scarf.
Weave in ends.



13.2.13



Je suis à nouveau bien enrhumée, juste assez d'énergie pour crocheter ce col épais et quelques triangles pour ma couverture en cours. On reste au chaud.
I am full of cold again. Not much energy just enough to crochet this chunky neck warmer and triangles now and then for my blanket in progress. We are keeping warm.

6.2.13

La varicelle finalement plutôt légère touche à sa fin. Les photos avec boutons n'étaient pas préméditées. Aussi alors que nous continuons gaiement notre chasse à la maison me revient en mémoire le souvenir embarrassant de la dernière maison que nous avons acquise dans la campagne française quand nous ne nous sommes rendu compte qu'après la signature du compromis de vente qu'il n'y avait pas de salle de bain... The rather mild chicken pox virus is finally over. Also we are still happily house hunting which brings back the embarrassing memory of the last house we bought in the French countryside when we only realised after signing the preliminary sales agreement that there was no bathroom...

4.2.13






Quand je crochète une couverture j'aime croire à la confection d'un objet de famille même quand j'utilise des chutes de laine. Pour cette même raison je laisse les cheveux qui s'entortillent parfois autour du crochet se mêler à la laine et à la postérité.
Bon debut de semaine.
While crocheting a blanket I like to think of it as a family heirloom in the making even when using scraps of wool. For that same matter I happily leave any hair that would get tangled in the way to blend in to wool and posterity.
Have a great start of the week.