The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book, and actually have a copy of it in the original French, which is how I first read it. I greatly enjoyed rereading the book, and actually got alot more out of it as an adult, though I often had to wonder just how the author came up with some of his ideas, and why this is classified as a children’s book (other than the photos, of course).
It tells the tale of a little prince, who loves his rose & his planet but decides to leave his world to explore the rest of the galaxy, and each chapter then talks about the interesting people he meets on other planets along the way. My favorite chapter – then & now – was on the “tippler” – he drinks, to forget, that he’s ashamed, of drinking…
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The Coins Quilt afghan pattern is now available to download! This is an easy afghan pattern, easily customizable in size. It is made in panels, and directions include “joining as you go” or whipstitching the afghan together after all of the pieces are made. It’s made to use up scraps but looks lovely in a planned colorway as well.
It’s available for free here on the blog or on Ravelry.
Another big finish for me! It’s the groovy ghan!
I did a few changes with this one – I changed the flower square into the “purple passion square” (the hearts), and changed the ripple border to a plain sc border. I also made 8 squares in each panel instead of 7 to make the afghan a little bigger, and joined all of the squares as I crocheted, instead of sewing them together later on.
This one was much faster to make – only started it in February. It was also made mainly in Vanna’s Choice. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this one, probably donate it though I had thought of holding on to it for my next family’s reunion & raffling it.
(photo above – the “wrong” side of the blanket)
I also finished a smaller coins quilt lapghan:
and a kitty sized version
and another vest:
Don’t forget, there is still time to enter my hobobird giveaway!
I went yarn bombing again! Guess where I am?
And just a little more:
Howdy! I have posted about these on Ravelry, but I thought I would let you know about some test crocheters I am currently looking for. Â If you would like to test, you do need to be a member of Ravelry because that is where I run 99% of my tests. Just PM anastaciaknits at Ravelry & I’ll get you started.
worsted weight American Girl Doll – looking for 2 more testers, one with a “real” AGD, and one with a different brand 18″ doll. This will be a free pattern.
This is a previously published fingerless glove pattern of mine, originally published in the 2009 Crochet Pattern Calendar. I reworked the pattern slightly & added two lengths to the pattern, and it will be available as a free .pdf on Ravelry. This is the short version:
And the longer version:
They are made with with worsted weight yarn, and are suitable for beginners, and are very quick to work up. I made the shortie pair with Vanna’s Choice scraps & used about 10 grams, and I made the longer pair out of Vanna’s Choice yarn & used about 15 grams of yarn. I’ve also made many, many, many pairs over the years using various wools of all sorts.
Soon to be Tested:
This is my latest shawl design. It will be ready in the next few weeks, possibly even as soon as next week. I am currently taking sign ups if you are interested, as my spots for shawls fill up extremely fast. It is first come, first serve, and you must let me know on this Ravelry thread. I do have another shawl that will be ready shortly after this one that is similiar, but more of a full circle.
I finally had a chance to take photos of the Moorish Mosaic afghan. It’s such a big afghan, that I wanted to wait until most of the snow was gone. Poor Jon was drafted to help.
I started about 6 months ago & finished it a few weeks ago. I used mainly Vanna’s Choice yarn, with some odd scraps/skeins of yarn for extra color.
I haven’t weighed it, but this baby is heavy – I’m guessing 3 pounds, probably more, and fits nicely on our full size bed.
I also finished a coins quilt afghan:
Pattern is being tested now & will be available early April I think.
Fibers on Friday
More work finally done on mom’s socks.
I’ve been mainly finishing up afghans & working on design projects – I’ve been having issues with all of them :/.
This is another one of my older patterns, that I designed last year. From the name, it’s obvious that I designed this as a scrap cloth, but it looks great in a self-striping or solid yarn as well.
Another great scrap yarn project:
I call it half a scrubbie.
Don’t forget – there is still time to enter to win my hobobird shawl giveaway!