MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Alas....

....I don't have much to show you today, but I do have a few extra mumblings that I wanted to share.

The only picture I have shows the project I finished up late last week.  One of my friends spearheads a knitting group at her church and they often produce knitted squares that need to be put together into either a lap robe or an afghan.  Unfortunately none of her  friends knows how to crochet, so I get enlisted to crochet them together.  This is supposed to be the last one they'll be doing and perhaps it's a good thing.    It's such fun to try to make a square that measures 8 x 11" (which some of them did) end up small enough to 'marry' with the rest.  It's done, but it's certainly not a thing of beauty!

Now - on to the mumblings (better pour yourself a cuppa before you start!).....

A word of warning - if you receive an email claiming to be from 'Account Security' at Microsoft Outlook stating that they are discontinuing support - it's a hoax.  Do NOT open it and by all means don't do what they ask!!  I got the email and was suspicious enough to check into it before I clicked and I'm so happy I did.  It pays to have a suspicious nature when it comes to the internet!!

- Came across THIS whilst down the rabbit hole (more commonly known as Pinterest) and immediately thought how cool this would be for a little one.  Perhaps find the t-shirts at the thrift shop.  Hmmm.....must look into this!

- For those of you who remember the old Mary Maxim sweater patterns that had things like beavers and moose on them, perhaps you might find THIS pattern interesting.  (btw - Mary Maxim still has them available!).  For those of us in Canada, perhaps you'd like THIS pattern (altho' it's not free).

- How cute is THIS for a baby girl?  Or THIS?

- THIS is a really nice crocheted trim that would be perfect on so many applications.

- For those who like the current trend for 'Elf on A Shelf' there's a free pattern to knit one HERE.  And there's another cute version HERE.

- I think THESE are really cute (I wouldn't use lavender because it makes me sneeze, but I thought they'd also make cute gift card holders).

- HERE's another fun idea to make for little ones for Christmas giving!

- You might want to check out THIS post about the Shenandoah Valley tapestry on Mary Corbet's blog.  It's amazing!

- Michelle Palmer has a tutorial HERE for the cutest little snowman!

Your quote today is an anonymous one and is in honour of Halloween...."This witch can be bribed with chocolate"

and that can be said of a lot of us!

Happy Halloween!!




9 comments:

I am said...

Hi Karen,the knitted blanket looks lovely,and thankyou for the internet warning,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Createology said...

With all the knitters I am surprised you are the only one who crochets...or you are the only one willing to do this job. LOL. You have shared quite a few really great gift ideas...thank you. I adore the little felted house sachets. My sister is also allergic to lavender so I use Cinnamon or Cloves for her sachets. Chocolate is Divine!!! Blessings Dear...xo

Renee said...

How wonderful of you to crochet the blocks together! (I wouldn't use lavendar either. I love it, but it triggers allergy induced asthma. Sigh... Perhaps it is a good thing my husband is allergic to it, too. I'd probably grow some anyway because I like it so much - lol!)

Kim said...

I feel your pain in evening up the squares. You did a fabulous job!

liniecat said...

Love that elf pattern LOL
I got caught out with an Amazon scam last week but fortuneatly realised as Id clicked so was able to stop it going any further.
Darned pests these hackers.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I'm surprised the knitters didn't use the 'invisible' stitch for putting the blocks together! My two cents worth. Thanks for the links.

Baa. xxx said...

Hmmm....I can be bribed with chocolate......and ice-cream!

crazyQstitcher said...

Great work with sorting those various sized 'squares' Your patience won out. Someone will be very grateful to own it.

karen said...

I am also the Queen of suspicion when it comes to the internet....and I often think, these people who create a virus or other threat are obviously very intelligent. Why don't they put their skill to GOOD use....