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Oh dear, I seem to have way too many projects on the hook and needles at the moment.
Don’t know how that happened! ๐Ÿ™‚
Well actually I do, I’m impatient to see how something’s going to look knitted/crocheted so I decide to do just a little bit just to see.

The above photo is of a bag I was inspired to make by a punnet of strawberries!
I adore strawberries and I really am having fun with this bag.
Need to get on with it though!

These little circles were started when I was on holiday but I’m afraid they have been overlooked ever since I have returned.
They are going to be trimmed with white and turned into squares – eventually!!
They will then become a little blanket which I hope to use in the garden, this summer (fingers crossed).

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop in the Glen Gallery, a lovely little craft shop in Co Antrim ( sorry no link as they don’t have a website unfortunately).
The workshop was being taken by designer Debbie Abrahams.
I’ve been to quite a few of Debbie’s workshops in the Glen Gallery and they are always a great day out!
The workshop was knitting lace in the round and the project was a little bag.
Of course you never get your project finished on the day but I still haven’t got my bag finished as I’ve been distracted by other things ever since!

When I was in my local yarn shop the other day ( no real need to be in there as I really didn’t need any yarn) I noticed this new yarn from Patons called Batik.
Naturally a ball of it had to come home with me.
Each ball is made up of a number of colours and comes with a free scarf pattern.
Of course I had to see what it looked like knitted up!!

I’ve been building up a collection of cotton/linen/bamboo yarns for my corsages.
There are quite a few yummy colours in my basket now.
When I came back from holidays the craft shop had sold out of my corsages, so I need to get some more made.

So I really need to settle myself down and get all of these projects finished.
It’s just that the weather is so lovely and there’s so much that needs doing in the garden that I seem to spend more time out there at the minute.
But hopefully I’ll be able to post about some finished items really soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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melanie June 4, 2010 - 11:26 am

I know what you mean about spending more time in the garden, rather than crafting indoors, this weather is just too good to miss.
You are a wonderful knitter and crocheter, I really can not wait to see your strawberry bag, and your crochet blanket when they are complete. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxx

greenrabbitdesigns June 4, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Thanks Melanie “when” being the word! lol ๐Ÿ™‚
You just have to enjoy the good weather while it’s here.
Have a good weekend!
Vivienne x

Justine June 4, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Hi Vivienne!

You need to make a list and check it off as the projects get done!! It works for me (sometimes) and its a great feeling of accomplishment when the list dwindles!! If that’s not for you just take your yarn outside! I did get yarn envy by the way looking at your pictures!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Justine xx

greenrabbitdesigns June 4, 2010 - 10:55 pm

When I get my summer plants all in thats just what I’m going to do, take my yarn outside!!
You have a good weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Summerfete June 4, 2010 - 11:17 pm

That Paton yarn looks delish!

greenrabbitdesigns June 4, 2010 - 11:28 pm

It is lovely Clare and there are many different shades. I liked this one as I’m seriously into duck egg blue at the minute! Obsessed some might say! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

thelinencat June 5, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Oh I totally understand the garden calling you outside all the time, I am suffering from the same fate! Those gorgeous strawberries look good enough to eat, very cute!

greenrabbitdesigns June 5, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Thanks Beth! It’s a case of either planting strawberries or crocheting strawberries at the minute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and eating them too, I’ve been doing a bit of that lately as well. lol
Vivienne x

Mia June 6, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Love that strawberry bag already! And I adore your ability to crochet, that is one thing I cannot to… Itยดs been on my “learn-this-now” -list for ages but I always seem to be too busy with my other crafts… So I just keep coming to admire yours ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Sunday!


greenrabbitdesigns June 6, 2010 - 8:01 pm

You knit so well Mia that I am quite sure you would be able to crochet brilliantly too!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Jacqueline September 15, 2010 - 2:52 am

Where do you get that thing thats on your crochet hooks? and does it really make crocheting a little easier?

greenrabbitdesigns September 15, 2010 - 11:56 am

Hi Jacqueline
It isn’t actually on my hook, it is the hook, it comes like that! The hook is made by a company called Clover and it makes for very comfortable crocheting. I would definitely recommend them! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vivienne x

Jacqueline October 2, 2010 - 3:30 pm

YUP! I’m inspired. I love your pictures great work.

greenrabbitdesigns October 2, 2010 - 11:08 pm

Thank you Jacqueline!! ๐Ÿ™‚
So happy to have inspired you!
Vivienne x

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