Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let's Go Shopping!

This week's Let's Go Shopping page on the
BrisStyle Blog is all about keeping warm.

And what better way than with a thick, steamy, creamy hot chocolate?


Warmer now? Make sure to check out some more cosy finds here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's time to take the granny out of Granny Squares

For the longest time I associated crochet with yellowed doilies on worn armrests and dusty sideboards. I really believed that that was all that could be produced with that funny little hook, so it's little wonder I had no desire to learn this craft.

Thanks to the wonderful of Etsy and the internet a few recent discoveries have left me enlightened. As you may be able to tell from my ring designs I have a fondness for flower shapes, bright colours and intricate circular patterns, all of which are reproduced in these crocheted creations.

I don't know exactly when it was that the faded doilies became fab dresses, but I suspect it has been for some time, and, as usual I'm a bit behind. Now, of course, I'm desperate to learn this versatile craft and hopefully whip up a few pretty things of my own.

I've had my mum visiting from Namibia and she's done her best to teach me a few basic stitches but I'm still a long way away. To be honest, I'm actually even struggling just to hold the thread and hook correctly. Yes, a very long way away...

Fortunately, being a Taurean, patience and determination are my strong points, and, thanks to a recent BrisStyle post,  I have also discovered a wonderful place right here in Brisbane called Tangled Yarns. Not only do they sell a stupendous amount of crochet and knitting stuff, but they also give classes for the very uninitiated like me.

 I will be signing up very soon and look forward
to practising this versatile  craft!


Meanwhile I will just keep admiring these beautiful
creations and allow them to keep me inspired!