Monday, 30 April 2012

Marvellous May.

Hello Lovelies!!
Just wanted to touch base with you all!
I've been struggling to find time to work on the blog this week. I've missed you all dearly!
Balancing work with German language school is proving a little tricky.  It's really not leaving me very much crafty time :-(
When I have had a free moment,  my head has been somewhere else. I haven't been able to focus on any ideas or even attempt to make my crafty dreams a reality.
However, this evening, I've not had to work and have spent the evening getting organised.
The idea 'flood gates' have opened and I'm once again swamped with creative crochet ideas.

May should be an exciting month! I have a a couple of patterns I'm working on and will hopefully be heading your way very soon!
I also have this gorgeous  'Baby Alpaca' wool to play around with. It's going to be worked up into a glorious frenzy of gorgeousness.

Not as bright and bold as my usual colour choices. A little more classic! Isn't it delicious looking?


Before I get working with the Baby Alpaca, I must finish my current WIP. I'm working on another Granny Square project using the left over wool from my blanket! I'll be sharing this with you very soon!

So...lots planned and happening for the month of May!!!
I can't wait!
What creative craziness have you all got planned for the upcoming month? I'd love to know!
I say "BRING ON THE MARVELLOUS MONTH OF MAY!" It's going to be exciting!

Matt xxx

27 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you make with that Baby Alpaca yarn!!

    My creative craziness for May includes continuing with my waterlily flower blanket (http://dinkidots.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/colourful.html) and hopefully getting my finger out and finishing my african flower cushion cover!

    (I also have just started looking for patterns for a shawl - I had a sudden desire to make one! So many ideas, so little time!!)

    Maria x

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  2. Wow the waterlily blanket looks amazing!!! It's going to be gorgeous once finished!!
    So many ideas ....so little time...indeed!!! :-)
    Matt xxx

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm glad you like it so far! :o)
      Maria xx

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  3. Hi Matt - the Baby Alpaca wool even looks soft; it must feel lovely. I am on the final stretch of my second Granny Stripe blanket and have one more to do for my little neice. As I am quite new to crochet, I am going to practise making little things alongside the blanket project such as flowers etc. so I can get more used to pattern following and shaping. Have a great week. Lily. xxx

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    1. Great idea Lily! I find flowers are perfect for practising your pattern reading skills! The good thing is they're quick and easy to pull apart if you get frustrated or stuck! Believe me I know :-)
      Matt xxx

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  4. That wool looks gorgeous I bet it feels and smells good too, I can't wait to see what you make with it. As for me I've joined Sucrettes granny poncho CAL and will be making poncho's for Loving hands AND one for myself, also making motifs from Beyond the square Challenge from Barbara in K town and I fancy making some cute little toys for the shoebox appeal so on the look out for patterns, I think that should cover May quite nicely unless something else catches my eye lol Linda xx

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  5. Hi

    Just a quick note to say that i love your work. Love the colors you work with.
    I'm amaized with your blog.

    Sorry but my English is not the best.
    Carla

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  6. Hi Matt! Your artistry and use of color are amazing! I look forward to seeing your next project. There are so many crochet projects I want to try, like a Lucy ripple and my first granny square something...I can't believe I have not made a granny square yet and have been crocheting for 45+ years. But right now I am making another Queen Anne's Lace scarf. And the first week of May I need to make a special bib as a gift for my soon to come forth grand girl. I use size 10 cotton thread and a tiny tiny crochet hook...the pattern I wrote out on my blog, but it is based on a bib given to me 37 years ago for which I do not know the source but would gladly credit if I did. Happy Days to you!

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  7. Hi Matt! I am still working on my 200+ granny square creation that you helped me with a few weeks back. I am nearly half way there!!! Hurray!!

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  8. Hi Matt! I have so many WIPs going on...I hope may will be a finishing month!! I can't wait to see what your gonna crochet with those beautiful alpaca colors!! I loved the combination! :)

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  9. Well....a lot of ideas in my mind and a lot to complete....
    I need to focus!!!
    Love your granny squares!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  10. May I just say that I completely and totally love your site......totally inspiring!!!!

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  11. I love your joyful personality.. and love all your crochet projects. I'm working on Teddy Bear #4.. in denim blue. But I'm kind of feeling like I need to make something else.. but what? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. That baby alpaca looks amazingggg I love your use of color! It inspires me to crochet more! I hope that balancing work, school and crochet gets easier! I know what its like to be preoccupied with school and feel uninspired but I hope you get over it! Anyways I enjoy your posts and nice to meet you!
    Ashley

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  13. Baby alpaca is soooo very soft, it's an excellent choice and can't wait to see what it turns into! How very disciplined of you to finish one project before starting another. I, on the other hand have several going at the moment but will finish them all, I promise:-). I'm crocheting a lovely soft wave chevron throw, spinning lama fiber, knitting socks, and crocheting a new bag to be felted. Busy, busy, busy and loving every minute of it. I totally love your blog as well!!!

    loulouandlillybean

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  14. Just discovered your blog Matt, love it! That yarn looks gorgeous so soft to work with and such gorgeous colours. Like you I've been waiting for the creative flood gates to open, tooo much work not enough fun. But I think May may have to be a crochet flower fest for me! Enjoy your week.

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  15. You sure are a busy bee. Ido understand tho trying to balance work and study along with my family my blog and my creativity! Arghhhhhhh it's all very time consuming but really rewarding too. I look forward to seeing your may projects :-)

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  16. Matt you're such a tease!!!! Can't wait to see what you make! MAY your month be creative, cosy and cuddly. lol xxx

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  17. Hi Matt! I am impatiently waiting on my wool to arrive from Shetland to start my Rams & Yowes blanket (by Kate Davies). It is my first time at Fair Isle and Skeeting *gulp* My sheep are going to be a little colour crazy though, the pattern uses earthy shades of grey, browns and naturals but that's not really my scene so have bought what I hope is a lovely range of colours to try something a little bit different! You can follow my progress on Ravelry (thanks again for accepting my friend request today!). Looking forward to seeing what you have planned :o) xx

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  18. I think the wool needs drooling over first!!! LOL!!!! That is my problem I drool over my crafting stuff and forget the making bit. I have just finished a crocheted purse by Nicki Trench. I did my first bit of lining a project......I think in the month of May I need to get over my fear of the sewing machine and start on a bit of quilting......so fingers crossed for me........I also need to finish a crocheted Dragon for the hubby. So many projects and so little time....

    Luv Jane XX

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  19. Happy Crafting - the baby alpacha wool lookes yummy and the colours are fab together. a bit like you my head has been somewhere else and I haven't really been crafty of late. So much other stuff to do so hopefully once that is all done I'll be able to start something new which I will pop on my blog : ) x

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  20. Of course May is a wonderful month, it is the month in which I was born (although I have to say that the weather is usually a bit better for my birthday!!!!! I bet you can't wait to get started on that scrumptious wool and wishing you was an octopus to finish other projects (I often feel like that). Have fun in May! X

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  21. My plan is to update my blog with interesting things not my just rave style lol. Love all the colours you guys bring to blog land, so inspiring!!
    The baby Alpaca looks fantastic, I must stop just reading/drooling/wasting time and ACTUALLY get something done lol.
    take care .

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  22. Just discovered your blog today... what a delight! Where have you been my whole life? ;) Love your colors and photography and creativity...

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  23. Hi Matt,

    Looks like the same granny's i am working with at the moment!!!!
    My mother passed away and I got all her yarn, and now I am making a little-granny-square-scarf in memory of her...
    I found this website and it was just the thing i was looking for!!!!

    http://doyoumindifiknit.typepad.com/do_you_mind_if_i_knit/2010/02/quick-pattern-for-little-squares-scarf.html

    But your colors they really ROCK!!!

    Kind regards!!! Hedwig

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  24. hi Matt just want to say I love your blog. its one of my "must check in" blogs. thanks for the inspiration

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  25. Hey Matt (and friends),

    Found this website that sells 12" MDF unfinished clocks complete with quartz movement. Love the pattern!

    http://woodcraft.ponpines.com/products_clockquartzround.html

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