Stars and String

This weekend, in the last of my down-time before the busiest month of my life and to use up some of my last little bundles of yarn, I made myself a decoration. I managed to retrieve my 4mm hook from my brother’s, where I’d foolishly left it in his car when we went home the other week, and compensated for its abandonment by throwing this little number together.

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Stars! Granny stars! Aren’t they cute? I made them based on the ‘Grandma Twinkle’ pattern over at the Royal Sisters blog, generally out of my odds and ends of yarn, and then I chained a bunch of white cotton yarn and attached each star with 1dc (1sc if you are American, and my lovely visiting Abby, who taught me how to crochet, is American, I thought I’d try to service both sides of the Atlantic at once).

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It’s very simple and very satisfying, and I am very tempted to make these forever and string them around every room I find.

I’m so busy at work at present that I have no idea when I’ll be able to crochet anything ever again… but I’ll just have to find the time. I have reached the milestone of one-quarter of the squares for Zara’s blanket, which is great, but I don’t think I’ll be able to work on it until July at this rate! Eep!

Ah well – it’ll be worth it when it’s done.