Archive | October, 2012

My Killers top 5…

30 Oct

I’m so excited! Only one day left to go until the Killers 🙂

So, I have been thinking about my favourite songs which has been tricky as it changes on a daily basis but here’s how it stands at the moment…

Number 5- This River is Wild 

From Sam’s Town, which is possibly my favourite album.

Number 4-Here with Me

This is a very new favourite of mine, from the newly released Battleborn album. I had a very nice surprise in school last week when I heard this song being played by my headteacher, I’ve only ever heard it on the album as it’s not a single. I love singing along to it when I’m driving, you don’t get many power ballads these days 🙂

As my friend Tine pointed out, the lyrics do make you realise how much times (and technology) has changed,  ‘don’t want your picture on my cell-phone’ when I grew up listening to Boyzone singing about faxes (the classic ‘love me for a reason’!)

Number 3- My List

The most powerful chorus…

‘Don’t give the ghost up just clench your fist,
You should have known by now you were on my list’

Number 2- Spaceman

A weird and wonderful song (and video).

My favourite lyrics…

‘Well now I’m back at home,

and I’m looking forward to this life I live’

At number 1 we have… Bones!

I adore this song, there is something about the beat, the lyrics and the horns! I’ve chosen this video as you get to see ALL the instruments within the song, of which there is an amazing array.

So there it is, my (current) top 5 favourite songs by the Killers. Another song which I love and is deserving of a mention, though not strictly speaking a Killers song, is their cover of Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. The Sawdust album is a must for any fan, as it contains many covers and re-arranged songs.

Let the countdown begin…


Wreath reveal

26 Oct

So here it is, my autumn wreath…


I’m so pleased with how this has turned out, I’m already planning a Christmas version with tiny, red glass beads for holly berries 🙂

For the flowers I used a mixture of patterns from Attic24- the small flowers are these teeny tiny flowers, I changed the size of these flowers using different hooks and, for a couple of the flowers, using two threads together. The large rose in the middle is made using this May Rose pattern (as are the leaves). I think for my next rose I will make more of these larger roses in red, as the wreath will be larger and will need bigger flowers to balance it out.

The majority of the wreath, including the flowers and leaves, is made from left-over Stylecraft Special DK (from last years large ripple blanket). I did buy a couple of new colours, the light green leaves are Meadow and the bright yellow is called Sunshine, appropriately.


Autumn project snippet

24 Oct

Here is a peek at my autumn wreath which I have now finished! This photo was taken last weekend and I finished all the flowers and leaves after this was taken. When I get time, I will take finished pictures…


Once again, I used the pattern from attic24 and used a mixture of Lucy’s flowers and leaves. 



My weekend…

15 Oct

This weekend consisted of…

– The perks of being a wallflower (a lovely, beautifully directed film with excellent acting and a great selection of 90s British music).

– Lots of delicious carrot soup, just in time for autumn.

– The first frost!



– Gorgeous blue skies and cold sunshine.



a Christmas, crochet ta-da moment…



I’ve really enjoyed making this little scarf. I used four 50g balls of Sublime extra fine merino wool dk (shade 0229), using a size 4 hook. It’s a very simple pattern to follow and the length of the scarf builds up quickly. I think I will make another, in grey, as a Christmas present for my lovely friend who gives me lifts to work.



The patchwork blanket.

5 Oct

As promised, here are pictures of the finally finished patchwork crochet blanket. I made it home early enough to photograph it in daylight and the colours are reasonably true to real life.

So here it is…


Close up…


and folded…


I am so pleased to have finished this blanket so that we can actually use it, especially now the weather had turned. I can’t quite remember when I started it however it must have been around January (I remember starting the first square whilst teaching my friend her very first crochet stitches). It hasn’t taken me 9 months (that would be shocking), I have stopped and started it many times after becoming distracted with other things.

Once again, I used Rowan Pure Wool DK in these colours; Enamel, Port (deep red), Dahlia, Tea Rose and Hyacinth. I used a size 4mm hook and it is worked in UK treble crochet.

Hope you like it.


P.S I have now added a lovely little picot border to this blanket and it has finished it off very nicely. I’ve not done a border on a  blanket before but it was definitely worth the extra time 🙂


3 Oct

I am happy! I have finally finished the Dottie Angel inspired, patchwork, just-for-us blanket. I crocheted the last two squares in the last two days and I must say it looks lovely. 

I will upload some pictures once I get the chance to photograph it in daylight!

For now, I’m wondering what to do with all the leftovers of the Rowan pure wool that I used??


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