Thursday, 15 April 2010

Japanese parcel

Look what I got in the post this morning!

A very beautifully wrapped parcel that has come all the way from Japan! Can you guess what it is? I'm sure that if you follow the very wonderful Lucy at Attic 24 then you should have absolutely no trouble at all in guessing what is inside the parcel!

Were you right? Yippee............ it's my very own copy of the beautifully illustrated Japanese book ~ Pretty Colour Crochet and Knit Goods ~ bought on Etsy from a seller called Pomadour 24. Now......... as it came all the way from Japan there is only one drawback and that is that the book itself is actually written in Japanese too! Fortunately for me all the patterns are also shown as diagrams and although I've never actually followed any crochet diagrams before I'm quite sure that it will be MUCH, MUCH easier to teach myself how to follow these crochet pattern diagrams that it will be for me to even begin to teach myself Japanese!!

As you will see from the photos I have busying myself this week by sewing in all the little end bits and joining up the granny squares on my colourful painbox cushion cover. I've nearly finished joining them all together now ~ I've just got to block it and then find something suitable to make the back of the cushion cover from. I usually just crochet the back of my cushion covers but this time I have another idea that I want to try out ~ I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will actually work out just the way I want it to!

I have also been out and about in the garden ~ pottering a little and enjoying the spring sunshine ~ I've been planting some pots with geraniums, sweet williams, trailing lobelia and sweet peas which should hopefully provide me with lots of beautiful colours in a few of months time. Do you see the very lovely colourful flower pots that I bought myself? I just couldn't resist buying them when I saw them ~ they really do make a very lovely change from the boring old terracotta ones that we normally use and I am really looking forward to planting those little pots up too!

Hope that you all have a very lovely weekend :O) xxx


Kate said...

That book looks wonderful and you'll be able to follow the diagrams easily. I actually prefer them to the written word these days. looking forward to seeing what you make fro it. have a great week end. x

Esther said...

I have a Japanese crochet book too, but not being a crocheter I don't think I'll ever get anything made from it!

Sarah said...

That's funny - I was only looking at getting that book yesterday - I can't crochet, but I can salivate over the pictures till I can crochet!
Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

Megumi does well out of us bloggers doesn't she? There are some pics of the second book on my blog.I really must make something from it.

Must get on with planting some sweet peas in pots too.
Sue x

The Garden Bell said...

What the Lucy book from Japan and your pots are planted. Now, I'm really really jealous. Can't wait to see what you create from this book.


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