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How lucky am I?

I think I am just about the luckiest person in the world, and I have to tell you why…

Today is my wedding anniversary (at least it will be for the next five minutes), and this is what my husband gave me:

The scarf that M made for me

He made me a jumper for our first anniversary, but hasn’t done any knitting in almost 16 years. This year, because Meg was knitting and we were both helping her out, he decided to have make me a scarf. He spent hours on it, and it is absolutely beautiful.
The pattern came from here, and he searched Youtube for tutorials on how to work the lace.
In the words of Meg – the sage 14 year old – “Knitting [Mum] that scarf is pretty sexy, Dad”. Oh yeah.

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Small sweets

Amigurumi bird and fimo panda

My latest passion is amigurumi, having discovered it recently when I was searching the net for crochet patterns.

I love that the animals are small and cute and quick to crochet, so that a lot can be achieved in a few spare minutes here and there. And lets face it, sometimes that is all the time we can find!

I came across the pattern for this dear little bird at BitterSweet, and couldn’t resist it. It was a wonderful introduction to this style of crocheting. Meg named her Custard because of her colour.

Next to Custard is a little panda Meg made out of polymer clay. To put them in perspective, Custard is about 7.5cm (3in) tall. The little panda is sitting inside a thimble, and stands at about 1.5cm (5/8in) tall. She made this on the same day she made these dogs.

Here she is in close-up, although still hiding inside the thimble!


Apple the panda


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