Sunday, 6 June 2010

Ho Hum!


All Change!

Heaven be praised that crochet can be
so very adaptable, because you see
the project I started has come to a halt.
Not, I assure you, because of a fault

on the part on the stitches or pattern as such,
but simply because it does not please me much!
My aesthetic sense has begun to rebel,
and my urge to continue is waning as well.



The fabric’s too bulky, too hefty and stiff,
so I plan to sideline it with never a whiff
of regret at my folly. So, Blogland look out!
It seems as though Jinksy is once more about!


And after this shambolic effort from Blogger, I can see me hotfooting it to Windows Live Writer as fast as my little grey cells will let me go.

28 comments:

  1. Whoo hoo - too much blue methinks!

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  2. crocheting... now that seems like a dying art.

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  3. I think those are what we call "granny squares" over here on this side of the pond....

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  4. ...jinksy, the pattern and the colors are really lovely, any special place you're going to put it? i admire your patience and fortitude to make it as large as it is, my own version would have been a potholder ;)

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  5. I could never leave something I'd started, no matter what I thought of it - it would keep me awake at nights!!... good for you that you can!!

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  6. I have many unfinished project.. mostly cross stitch though. I never took a liking to crocheting. Why not complete it to a usable size and donate it to a shelter, if you're unhappy with it?

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  7. my mum's dad crocheted. all the time! it was so detailed even as a child i couldn't imagine being able to see what he was creating but each piece was perfect. he worked entirely in white. somewhere there's a huge tablecloth and eight placemats. can you imagine?!! steven

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  8. Jinksy, I don't see anything wrong with this. Great colors. You think you will take it apart? I know it is easy to take apart and start again. But wow, this is really pretty. It would even make a great pillow cover.

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  9. Penny, I kinda like the colours. I can picture it folded at the bottom of a bed done up with crisp white linens. Since I am missing the crafty gene, I admire any homemade creations!

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  10. Our daughter has succumbed to the crochet bug. She has just completed her first blanket, as a gift for a friend.

    Your piece of work looks fine from where I'm looking.

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  11. Wow, that's beautiful. It will be so warm in the winter.

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  12. Until r/l carpal tunnel syndrome waylaid my crfocheting I loved to make "afgans."

    But the one featured is my favorite colors!

    Whatever blogger did must have been terrible. Let me know how Windows Live Writer. I took every thing Windows Live off my computer as it seem overly intrusive.

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  13. What are you talking about, woman? I love the crochet effort, it's glorious. And what has Blogger done? And where are you off to?
    I expect mail any second now!

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  14. It's "squarely" up to you to do what you want.

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  15. I think this afghan is pretty with a nice choice of colors. During the first 3 weeks of July I knit or crochet every morning for about 3 hours. The last few years I have made baby or children blankets because my grand children were small, but now they have 4 blankets each (bed, daycare, car, one extra) so I’ll need to find a project for next July. I rarely watch TV but I do the first 3 weeks of July and I like to crochet or knit as I don’t like to just sit. You ask why the first 3 weeks of July? Well my dear it is Le Tour de France of course! That is the only thing that will keep me in front of the tele. Luckily we have a channel that follows it live, so I have to get up early to be ready with my coffee and crochet or knitting by 7 am for 3 weeks (cannot plan any trip during those weeks.) I may try granny squares for a change as I have never done them, but use cotton as it is so warm here. Thanks for coming or trying to come to my blog.

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  16. We leave on Wednesday to begin the long 25 hour journey to your 'neck of the woods'. Hope that the UK is putting on some balmy summer weather for us!

    And I do like the colour though! I love to crochet and am going to begin a granny square quilt soon - a great way to use up all the spare colours.

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  17. oh, but it's pretty! such pretty blues!

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  18. I LOVE those colors. It is absolutly beautiful. I am not that talented yet, although I am practicing my crochet! ;)

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  19. Actually, I love it! I love all the bright colours. Why not give it away or auction it for charity? It's gorgeous. Be proud.
    Blessings, Star

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  20. I like it! You've already got so much done.

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  21. Put it away in a drawer with a key!
    Wait a few months and then you'll see.....
    You'll return anew to your great creation,
    Quite forgetting your aggravation!
    The colours will glow with a new pizzaz!
    You'll attack the work with razamattaz!
    Come winter it will look extra snug
    And you'll snuggle under your charming rug!

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  22. Oh I like this and it is so pretty.....I hope you finish it. It will be warm over your legs or around your shoulders......:-) Hugs

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  23. Too bulky and hefty? Wait til winter rears its icy tentacles, again....

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  24. And yet you've managed to put an entire blanket together. I like the colours.
    Good luck with the Windows Live Writer Experiment. I hope it works out. It's very simple. It must be. I've managed to download and use it all by myself.

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  25. The blue blanket is gorgeous. Wow. I never learned any of those arts. I so admire those who knit and weave and crochet. Beautiful.

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  26. Hello Jinksy,

    One can never have too much blue. I like this! I wonder, do you compose in the updated editor or the old editor? The preview in the updated version is much better. Also, if you centre your photographs, it helps with text placement.

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  27. Well how very nice, bright and cheerful and these crochet squares of a medium weight really do keep the old knees warm in the Winter months.I crochet too and have over the years made many bedcovers for friends and family alike, using a medium weight cotton, usually in a cream colour, they have been most successful lasting till I was completly sick of making them. My hands now complain too much at the finger joints but seeing your lovely warm looking cover made me think I should be doing some more again.I love these and yours is splendid. Do hope you are well Jinksy.

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