Friday 20 April 2012

I've Made Friday Week 5

Well another working week over.
The weekend beginnings :-)
I hope you are all enjoying the new journey we are on.
I'm loving connecting to you all.

This week I've been making Nelson The Owl
I got this pattern from:
This is what he should look like:

Now in this my Nelson:

Honestly I wouldn't make another one.
There isn't anything wrong with the pattern.
I'm just a lazy crocheter & I hate changing yarn colour all the time.
I also had to concentrate the whole time so that I remembered
to crochet in the back loop.
The amount of times I had to frog frustrated me.
That was my fault not the patterns.
I think in the future I may re-stuff him.
The stuffing I have isn't a good quality and it makes a big difference.
A lot better ones have been made than mine.
I am sure Little Red will love him :-)
It's a good pattern to follow
& it does look good when it's finished.

This week I have been reading:
Only the Innocent By Rachel Abbot.

I loved this book!!!!!
I'm only just getting back into reading & i can't always manage it
but this book was really enjoyable.
The story is based around DCI Tom Douglas
a man that gets found dead in suspicious circumstances.
As the story moves along new characters are brought in
and new twists to the story.
If you love a good murder mystery you'll love this book.
I did find a few parts of the story obvious but
the little twists & turns helped balance that out.
I really enjoyed the different personalities and the reasons
why they became who they were.
I would of liked to know a little more about a few
of the characters and what was happening to them but
I also think the path the story followed wouldn't of been the same if they had.

I'm joining in with Friendship Friday.
This week's question is:
Question Of The Week
What are you passionate about?
Share what inspires and moves you!
I am passionate about:
My Family

The world inspires me but also the way my son looks at the world.
Seeing the way a child sees the world opens new things that you wouldn't normally notice.

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from Lazy Daisy Crochet

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  1. Nelson is adorable.
    I've knitted a lot of patterns where I felt like you. Been there, done that, move on.
    At least you created a fun project before moving on.

    1. Yes thank ever so much. It is a fantastic pattern just not one for me. I’m already onto my next project :-)

  2. Hi just found your site and hope to enter today if I can just understand how to do it!! Also my mother found an embroidery thatt she did when she was 14 in 1934. I've had it framed and am going to take it up to her

    1. In the mister linky bit just type your name or what you are linking and then paste the web address in the url and press enter.

      If you have any problems just let me know.

  3. Hello Dear Friend. Nelson turned out so cute. He puts me in mind of the penguin I did for Sis. Have a great weekend.

  4. The owl is cute! I also want to read more... A colleague of mine told me, that she always have a book in her bed-table, sometimes she doesn't even touch it for a week, but this way if she has a few hour or just can't sleep, she is reading. It was a good tip for me :)

    1. That’s a really good idea. I’ve just got a new holder for my kindle so it can stand itself. This way I can crochet whilst I’m reading 

  5. Nelson is quite cute... but I am also a lazy crocheter and cannot stand having to count and then go back and check if I changed the color in the right spot!

    1. I know what you mean and it’s remembering on the stitch before to change the colour so that it looks good.

  6. Nelson is very cute! As far as what I'm passionate about, my list mirrors yours, but I'd swap crochet for knitting and have to add cooking.

    1. I’m hoping to learn to knit but I just need the time and peace to be able to . Hope you enjoy the blog!

  7. Nelson is just the cutest little owl ever! I'm sure he will bring much joy to the recipient.

    1. He is very cute. I've been looking at the pattern for ages because they are just so cute!

  8. Very cute owl!! I followed you from Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday. Here is post this week:

  9. I love owls, I think he's just lovely!

  10. Little Nelson is so cute!! Thanks for sharing at my party! I also linked up to yours and am following along. Have a great weekend :)

  11. Too cute. I bet the texture feels really great too.

    Visiting from createwjoy, latest Thursday Two Questions post on Donors Choose to Donate

    1. Thank you ever so much, yes the texture does work really well.

  12. Your Nelson is very cute! I know what you mean about all the fuss and bother with colour changes. Maybe he'd have looked more like the pattern pic if the whites of the eyes weren't tacked down around the edges?

    1. Thank you ever so much! Yes I realised after I had done it.

  13. Nelson's very wise and owly! The finicky color changes were worth it; he's very cute.

  14. Stopping by from Create with Joy's Friendship Friday.

    Cute owls!

  15. He's adorable! I love his orange eyes.


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