Wild geese ride on the
rollicking wind, calling "Spring!
It's just behind us!"
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|Feta and muenster cheeses, |
sun-dried tomatoes, chicken breast,
and a pile of mixed herbs
(also fresh garlic, not pictured)
|A lovely note sitting atop lots of bubble wrap...|
|...which was covering two containers...|
|...filled with delicious berlinerkranser -|
some dipped in pearl sugar...
|...some dotted with cheerful|
sprinkles of colour.
|See's Candies (Molasses Chips and Bordeaux -|
my favourites), AND 2 skeins of beautiful
Lavender Topaz sock yarn.
|A very thoughtful gift that made me feel very cheerful.|
|(Photo taken by my niece when I wasn't looking.|
Thank you, A, for this precious remembrance.)
|Taken from my mom's hospital room window|
|I look happy because my|
neck is nice and warm
|Here's what it looks like in the taupe yarn.|
Insert the hook through the very first chain stitch,
then pull the working loop through.
|Making the linked triple crochet.|
Don't forget - hook goes through the back loop only
of the second chain stitch.
|The chain 4 and the linked triple crochet|
bend down to make the lobe,
which is attached with a single crochet
in the same space.
|Here's how the first stem looks|
in the taupe cowl.
|First stem made in the pink cowl.|
|Last leaf of this round...|
|gets slip stitched to first double crochet.|
(Don't attach to the chain 2!)
|Every round will start with a chain 2,|
double crochet in same stitch.
|Making the first leg of the leaf.|
Hook goes through the first chain below.
(Be sure to stitch into the back loop only.)
The next leg of the leaf will go into
the back loop of the second chain.
|Leaf made. See how neatly it's attached|
to the chain 4 below it?
|Both stem stitches go in the SECOND double crochet of the stem below.|
|This is the only time you stitch into that starting chain 2.|
|Finish last round with a single crochet.|
Now it's time for some trim!
|Cuddle Me ends in the usual spot, with a single crochet|
instead of a slip stitch.
|First lobe is made in the first double crochet|
of the stem below.
|Second lobe is attached to second double crochet.|
|Chain 3, then attach to next stem for another heart.|
|Leaf made, and attached to next stem, ready for another picot.|