Pretty shaken up by the last events here in India, you must have heard about, I've almost lost all my holiday mood. Really, it's so hard to believe that life is beautiful when you actually witness its ugliness. I wish all such things just stopped happening, people became kind to each other at least, if not loving each other.
However, we can't stop living and celebrating ... and creating. I must say that crocheting really supported me these days as many of you know, it gives peace and order to thoughts and calms you down. I wish all the world would start crocheting, knitting, paper crafting and so on. This would have made people much better.
To carry on with holidays, here are some things which made my days happier, in spite of anything. First, presenting so called ego-project I managed accomplish in between all other. My first crochet bolero shrug. The pattern is by Cindy Coleman you can find here. It appeared to be perfect for the first ever attempt of crocheting the clothing. I modified it slightly in border part and made it broader. Also added border to the sleeves.
The shell stitch is used for the shrug's main parts - back and front.
These two also cheered my up when they came out from the hook :) I'm gifting them tonight to our friends.
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The second book made my heart melt. "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Charles Santore. You see why I grabbed it straight away when I saw it. The story itself and the illustrations are amazing! I was more than happy to have these two books in my possession now:)
I'm not going to make any list of 2012 achievements and mile stones, they were there, but I simply want to wish everyone a Happy 2013 Year! May your families be healthy, happy and live in peace and joy!
Happy New Year from my snow buddies too:)