Saturday, May 1, 2010

A motif a day in May!

So here we are on the first day in May!
How on earth did that happen?
Is it just me, or is this year speeding ahead?

So being May as it is means that it is the one year anniversary of my learning and starting to crochet.

I have been crocheting for a whole year!

Wow!

I was intending to do a bit of a photo mosaic of some of the things I have crocheted over the last year but Jazzy is tugging at me, desperate to get to the ballet shop in Ballarat, so instead I'll tell you of my plan.

In celebration of my one year crochetaversary, I plan to crochet A Motif a Day in May.

I will mainly be working through Beyond The Square, Crochet Motifs book, but if I see one I like somewhere else, I'll make that instead.

The six motifs I have made so far are numbers one through six from the book.

May just happens to be the craziest month here on the farm, so I wont be posting photos every single day, it'll probably be a bunch here and there. There is also a good chance that it might end up being called A Motif a Day Most Days in May.

I'm looking forward to sewing them on lots of clothes too.

I hope you have the most wonderful weekend. XX

41 comments:

  1. Brilliant plan Kate! The ones you have crocheted already look awesome.

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  2. really? only 1 year - you are so clever! i tried it once or twice and it just looked like a big tangle of wool. cant wait to see all the little motifs you make and what you will do with them xo

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  3. Ah, I have that book as well and I really like it. Congratulations on one year of crochet! Best wishes for your busy time, and I look forward to your motifs!

    Wait a minute...is it May already? Oh dear!

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  4. they look great, I've tried but i can never understand the instructions, oh well! Keep it up their gorgeous!

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  5. great idea Kate, And you are doing so well having only been learning for a year. Don't forget to do some ric rac in between motifs though, will you!

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  6. Great idea, looks like a lovely book Kate. So, does that mean you've done the first 6 days already?

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  7. I've decided not to set myself such goals this year! I'm sick of disappointing myself let alone other watchers.

    I too can't believe you've only been crocheting for a year. You just seem to be so good at it. Those colours are wonderful and will look great on your wonderful clothes. I'm looking forward to branching out after this blanket is done.

    Good luck Kate!

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  8. Wow only a year, I'm having a lesson soon, totally inspired by your achievements!
    Happy weekend.

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  9. Well all your crocheted bits look beautiful to me!!! I will look forward to all the pretty pieces you post pictures of! I am doing really well with crochet stitches now, but still having an impossible time with where the row starts and stops, I seem to either drop or add stitches, so it either gets bigger or shrinks as I go along row by row. But I'm not giving up.

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  10. Great idea Kate. I'm looking forward to it. The ones you've made are beautiful already.xo

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  11. Your crochet motifs are so neat! Love them. And I can't wait to see your little works of art as they come along. Have a lovely weekend. We have another long weekend here in the NT lucky us!

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  12. Oh that's such an awesome idea. I wondered where you got your great ideas from, is the book easy to follow??

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  13. Looking forward to seeing how it goes Kate - you seem to be bloomin good at it since you've only been doing it a year.
    Ab xx

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  14. Hey Kate, great motifs, well done on your first year of crocheting, you have certainly nailed it.
    The book looks great I am sure it will keep you motif-ated through May, (sorry about that, but I just couldn't resist!!)
    Can't wait to see what you use them for. Any chance that some of them might end up on Brens clothes?!!

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  15. Wow only one year, you are a natural! I have been crocheting for a year now as well and I am no where near up to your speed. I love those motifs, will have to check out that book :-) Did you make up the ric-rac pattern of yours? Fantastic! Good luck with May Madness :-)

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  16. what a great idea and they look so sweet. I really want to crochet and am hoping to learn this at sew it together in a couple of weeks!!! really looking forward to it!

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  17. brilliant idea. You crochet really well for someone who has been at it only a year! I might have to have a look out for that book - your creations are truly lovely

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  18. Really? Only a year? But you're so good at it, as if you've been doing it years and years! Those motif's are beautiful and I love the colour. Congratulations.

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  19. They look great Kate! What a lovely idea! I want to check out that book too! What will you do with the motifs? Save them for embelishing things or combine some of them in to one project?

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  20. Wishing you luck with month long crochet mission! They're so pretty with the multi-colours.

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  21. you've only been crocheting for a year...you're so good! maybe there is still hope for me!

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  22. I can't believe you have only been crocheting a year!! What a champion...you give me hope! I love your May plan and best of luck with it. Hope your weekend is glorious!! :)

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  23. Hi, Kate, I am about to start a 2nd pair of pants, sewing a seam with short stitches, THEN overlocking, and see how they go. Do you want me to make Jazzy a pair and maybe we could do a swap for some crocheted ric-rac? Or a few motifs? If so, what size did you use, i'm using 7-8, and am about to re-trace with seam allowances in!

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  24. They look fantastic! With all the gorgeous things you crochet I can't believe you've only been at it for a year!! Enjoy your weekend...

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  25. Kate, these are just amazing! I'm loving how 'tight' they look, if you know what I mean ;) What yarn do you use? They look so professional. Looking forward to seeing them all this month. Kx

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  26. OMGoodness kate, you are a legend. look at your crochet beauty and you have been hooking for a mere year. i am aghast. i have been happily hooking (must be careful to whom i make that particular announcement) for 40 odd years and i doubt that i could manage such divine motifs. i am seriously buying that book though. well done you

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  27. Happy one year anniversary! Crochet is such a nice craft, so this month should be pretty colorful and great. I love the book and i have it on my wishlist for some while, can't wait to see what you're gonna be making from it.
    Happy May!

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  28. Wow I am very impressed they are absolutely awesome and cute and pretty and all that! Happy one year anniversary too!

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  29. fab fab fab i shall be watching closely i am doing a crochet dish cloth at the mo... think the hook is wrong as the pattern is lost!!!! xx
    wish me luck!! and i wish you the same xx

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  30. Big cheers all round for crochet. I've been crocheting since January and love the variety of the craft. 'A motif most days in May' will be a lot of fun.

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  31. I have that book though I've yet to make anything from it. I think you're a bit more advanced than me though it's still less than a year since I started crocheting. The ones you've made already look great, good luck with the rest!

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  32. What an awesome idea Kate :) I miss my crochet - I started early last year and bought a whole pile of wool then got so busy I had to leave it. Maybe now that I have more time i'll be able to pick it up again and finish that blanket! Might have to refresh my memory on how to actually do it though hehehe!

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  33. I have that book too and it has some absolutely beautiful motifs in it..yours are gorgeous and yummy bright colours too!
    May 18th is my 1 year crochet anniversary and its probably the best thing I've ever taught myself to do,I've been addicted to it since day one and I think I'm probably single handedly supporting the british yarn industry with the huge amounts I buy!
    Em xx

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  34. That's a great book! I'm looking forward to all of your motifs. You do such nice work.

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  35. Love that book! I had the same plan, but never got around to it. What will you do with all the motifs when you're done?

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  36. You're a crochet freak and I want to eat those motifs.

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  37. great idea Kate and I love the ones you have already made. I like the look of that book too. (mental note, go look it up)I've just passed my 1 yr 'learning to crochet' anniversary too. You have taken to it way more than me though. Maybe I need to jump on your bandwagon and make one wee crochet thing a day in may too :)

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  38. looks like a book i need to have :)



    think i might try crocheting everyday in may too-
    j

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  39. Oh, I can't wait to see this fabulousness. I can't believe that you have only been crocheting for a year. Your yarny talent is great! Maybe this will inspire me to break out my same book too.

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  40. oh what fun! I had a motif month last year and I learned so much about crochet as a result. I find it hard to believe that it has only been a year for you (I started about 30 years ago!!!!!)

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