Scrapping and other crafty bits

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

HS:MS - Quirky - the story of my life!




This pic is of a t-shirt I bought when I was pregnant. I didn't actually know at the time that there are chickens on it!! I just thought it was a really interesting pattern at first glance!! So this is my interpretation of today's prompt, as I think it looks a little peculiar, and the chickens were unexpected lol
I am now furiously crocheting as if my life depended on it, as I dont like this cold much at all!! I tried to do a bit earlier whilst downstairs with the kids, but Shaun grabbed the scarf, and pout his fingers through one of the holes, and made it big!! Shant be doing that again!! I was being a bit optimistic I think when I said it wouldnt take me that long, I want it quite long ao it might take me a little more than a few days!! was worried I had forgotten the stitch when I got to it this morning, but that's the beauty of crochet - it's so easy.
I got a brilliant book - 'Stitch and bitch crochet - the happy hooker', by Debbie Stoller and it is fantastic! I found that the trouble with instructions on crocheting was the stitches varied depending on whether you're looking at English or American literature on it! The stitches have the same names but they're different, e.g. double crochet over here is single crochet over there and so on. But Debbie Stoller's book straightens it all out, and really makes you feel as though you're capable of creating something pretty fabulous! And the designs in her book are brill too. Wow, all that waffle on crocheting. I'll shut up now.
Thanks for stopping by - hope its warm and dry where you are!! Have a good day guys!

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Love the T shirt design (couldn't see the chickens at first).

Bobs said...
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Bobs said...

couldn't see them at first either! lol That's a pretty cool T-Shirt, Charli!

I haven't crocheted anything since I made a baby shawl for my third baby ....... 26 years ago! lol

bonnette said...

I saw cats but no chickens at first....
Really a nice pattern on a T-shirt!!

Caz said...

Cool T-shirt...and pic.
Caz
x

MaaikeV said...

what a special shirt
so many animals to see

Linda said...

I couldn't see chickens either... but can see fish and birds! I'm obviously a little weird myself! ;-)

Mary said...

Could see allsorts on that T shirt....it's fab!

Deanne said...

lol - must admit I had to take a few moments to find the chicks too! Brilliant design though

jacqui said...

Hi Charl...I remember that T shirt only now do i see chickens lol. I think i can see seals as well as a few other things...but thats me your crazy mama.
Bye for now xx

Angela said...

Wow, I LOVE that design!!!

Sue Nicholson said...

Found the chickens :)

Clever take.

Sue