Setting some creative goals at the beginning of the year has been a really useful exercise and as the end of the year is nigh I’ve been revisiting my list. My crochet goals were to make a basket, a blanket, a square dishcloth and a jug cover. This last objective was inspired by the awesomely clever and talented Melanie @ M*. I’m pretty certain that I’d never seen, thought or dreamt of a jug cover before I saw her blog. Oh the beautiful pieces she has hooked. So very inspirational! …and so naturally crocheting a jug cover made it to my list of things to work towards for 2010.
BUT – finding a pattern to get me started wasn’t that easy. I’ve been looking for one for sometime now… and all the time thinking of Melanie and the gorgeousness that she creates. After some time looking and researching I found this book at the Busselton library and had it sent up to me here in Perth.
Here it is! My jug cover (which cannot be photographed adorning a water pitcher because it has just been brought to my attention that I do not in fact own one!)I used a yarn that is 80% bamboo/20% wool. It was a dream to hook with. So silky. So very luxurious. DELIGHTFUL I tell you.
In fact the entire production process was wonderful. Sitting outside in the sun chair watching the children frolic, the afternoon breeze lightly tickling my skin, the aromas of the herbs and flowers in the garden, the big blue expansive sky. Bliss.
Happy happy times. It is little wonder that Melanie is so clearly hooked* on making these.
Thank you Melanie.
… and to share in the happiness, the bliss and the festivities that come with spring, blogtoberfest, and this being my 400th post I will offer this jug cover pictured above as a giveaway. To be in the draw leave a comment on this post, and if you’re a follower as well you’ll get a second entry (no need to leave a second comment though I’ll work it out). Giveaway is open to everyone everywhere. I’ll draw the winner by random next Monday 25 Oct. 2010.
Oh yeah… go take a look at Melanie’s etsy store too… filled will lovely dovely covers to keep the flies and bugs out of your chrissy dinner!
* he he he … sorry I just couldn’t resist!