In which I am overcome …..

by Helen on February 22, 2011

 
… with excitement!!  Yes, I now have my brand new copy of Lesley Stanfield’s new book, 75 Birds and Butterflies to Knit & Crochet.  I have been looking forward to this book for ages.
 
 
as I am a great fan of her earlier publication, 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet, having successfully attempted flowers, carrots and radishes(!) from this book.
 
 
There are some great projects in this new book …
 
 
Love the tea cosy ….
 
 
and the fungi … she has nice red dotty ones too.
 
It’s also great that many more of her projects are for knitters as I am quite a good knitter – having learned at a very early age – but not so expert with the crochet hook, a craft which I only attempted for the first time last year. 
 
My favourites are the birds – you saw the little blue tit at the top of this post .. and here is a beautiful Christmas dove ….
 
 
Lots here to keep me happily occupied and out of mischief for ages!!  And as the projects are all quite small they’ll be good for using up all those odds and ends too.  Just off to find some yarn …… see you later!
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♥coco rose♥ February 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

The book looks great….i loved the other one, so may well be popping this in the old Amazon basket!

Have a lovely rest of a day!

xxxxxx

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KC'sCourt! February 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Ooooh! Guess what is on my birthday list!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

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Kandi February 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Oh wow, I want it lots!
Kandi x

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Emma Thomsen February 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

What a lovely book! I wish I could crochet!!! X

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Lyn February 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I bought it too! just want to see what you make from it now, you are bound to do something before I get my act together!
lovve
Lyn
xxx

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Sarah February 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

Oooooh, I think that one might swing by my virtual shopping basket!

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Mona February 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I just found your blog – and what an abundance of creativity and beauty! You make lovely things!

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Cobi February 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

wow, gotta have that one. I'll put it on my wish list for when the money ship comes in.
btw there are some terrific books about tea cosies, also a must have.

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Julie February 28, 2011 at 1:58 am

Oh, my goodness, I must have this book!

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Beth Lea May 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hi, have you by any chance knitted that adorable blue bird yet?

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