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Thursday, 6 March 2014

yarn along - crochet table mat..................

I have just been experimenting with Boodles yarn which is made from recycled textiles. My first project is from my new crochet book - I succumbed and purchased a copy of Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers written by Nicki Trench. I love the book and have had fun making my first crochet place mat. It still needs the flower embellishments, and I need a rest - it was very hard on my weak arms. The yarn is easy to work with in a technical sort of way but for me very hard in a physical way as it takes quite a lot of strength to pull the yarn through the loops when you double crochet.


I'm off for a spot of feet up time now as I've got my first workshop tonight - wow that sounds a bit scary but I am very excited.

Joining in today with Ginny, Marianne, Chrissie and Tami

Talk soon x


23 comments:

  1. I love the pink colour Sue, good to know that it is good, but hard work to work with. I have seen some of this "yarn" but it didn't appeal as I wasn't sure how it would work up. Looking forward to seeing it with the added flowers - when your poor arms have recovered!! xx

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  2. Good luck Sue! You're going to have a great night, I know it!!! And I have made the exact placemat in the exact colour - you're right, it takes a lot of strength to do that stitch, which is why I only have one placemat so far...at least we'd each have one so we could meet up for a little lunch! Chrissie x

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  3. Hello,
    very beautiful.
    Liebe Grüße
    Jeannette

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  4. That's so pretty Sue, I love the colour. Hope you're still putting your feet up before your class.
    Kate x

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  5. Looking forward to seeing that pretty mat with flowers. I have looked at that yarn a couple of times for a bedside rug and then decided to go with doubling up chunky wool instead. I do like the look of it though.

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  6. Placemats....!...You are a genius! I bought the Hoooked stuff a few weeks ago and after crocheting up a squinty Frisbee I lost interest as it was so hard and stiff. Originally I thought I'd crochet them up as a small bathmat but they are not inspiring me. However, I could do with some placemats from this stuff so thank you so much as I think this is definitely how this will end up.

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  7. Your placemat looks lovely. Hope you enjoy the workshop :)

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  8. Looks great fun, and what a pretty colour! By tahe time you read this, your workshop will have happened, and I am sure it was a wonderful success!!

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  9. Lovely Sue, such pretty colours. Glad you treated yourself to the Nicki Trench book, it has some lovely projects. I hope you've recovered from your vertigo and gaining strength ready for your workshops. Take care and have a lovely weekend.
    Jane xx

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  10. Best wishes for your workshop!!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  11. Hi Sue...I hope the workshop went well! Sarah xo

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  12. Brilliant, Sue - take care of yourself.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. Oh this looks lovely, and I can imagine that using this yarn can be more physically demanding!! Hope your workshop goes well x

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  14. Your little mat is pretty, love the material your working with looks easy to use x

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  15. I can see why it would be difficult to work but it is still fab. I love the yarn. I have been looking for yarn like this as I would love to make bigger, studier items :)

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  16. That looks lovely Sue, but I can understand it is very hard for your hands and arms :(

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  17. I really must try that yarn! You mat is lovely, thanks for sharing.
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/02/cath-kidstongreengate-inspired-bakeware.html

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  18. Good luck with the yarn I struggled using it .It really isn't the easiest yarn, it looks lovely and I know once you embellish it , it will be worth it
    Have a lovely weekend

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  19. Nice! Have fun with it. And the workshop.....sounds interesting.
    xo kris

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  20. I have been very interested to try that yarn, love how your project is turning out.
    Meredith

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  21. Amei conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  22. It looks brilliant! I've seen that yarn and nearly bought some.....maybe I'll give it a go too, thanks for sharing!

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  23. Hope your workshop went well. Your placemat will be bright and cheery.

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