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Thank you to those of you who ventured a guess at the name of my crocheted dog I was offering up as a prize to the correct guesser on Saturday at the fund raising Christmas Fair for Twilight
The good news is, I managed to get thirty people to have a guess for one euro each.
This meant thirty euros for the old and disabled dogs so I was delighted because the yarn had been given to me by a friend so cost me almost nothing and it was a project I did in the evenings in front of the T.V. as a practise run for a stable (kennel?) of smaller dogs which I took along with me to the fair in the hopes of getting a few more euros for the cause.
Of course these breeds are instantly recognisable – 🤣 – but should you need help, from L to R there is a West Highland Terrier, a Border Collie, an English Bull Terrier, a French Bulldog and a Chocolate Labrador.
The Westie sold, together with ……..
the Labrador – a lady bought them for her twin grandchildren.
I have a belated request for the Border Collie and somebody wants me to make a pair of Chihuahuas. I’ll have to think about that and it might not be before Christmas.
The even better news is that we raised a record amount of money for Twilight
I think the fact that it was a beautiful, crisp, sunny day helped and, as ever, it was the cake stand that took by far the most money. Mr. Tialys popped in and bought a ginger cake, a carrot cake and three Bakewell slices so he did his bit and has been gracious enough to share them with me and Mlle. Tialys the Younger.
The bad news is that none of my lovely readers guessed the correct name!
She is so obviously a ‘Tara’ but none of you guessed right.
However, using a truly fair and scientific method, I put all your names in a row on the floor
and decided that the first one Flo had a sniff at would be declared the winner. Well, I couldn’t find a hat.
I’m afraid she got a little over enthusiastic and didn’t stop at the sniffing stage.
However, I think you’ll agree there was an obvious winner.
So, congratulations ‘Line’, aka Pauline who blogs at ‘The Contented Crafter’. would you like a tea-towel or an apron? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me have your postal address.
Thanks everyone for playing along and having a bit of fun with me.
Protests against high fuel prices in the form of road blocks permitting, we are holding a fundraising Christmas Fair this weekend for Twilight, the home for old and disabled dogs I support here in France (you can read about the amazing work Mike and Leanne do here)
I am ‘womanning’ the Twilight stall which will have calendars, Christmas cards, tea-towels, tote bags and aprons for sale along with a few of my hand made dog collars and some key fobs made from the leftover collar materials.
Remember my big crochet dog with the slightly sad face I made with super chunky wool?
Well, I thought I’d offer her up as a prize in a ‘guess the name of the dog’ game at the Christmas Fair.
I think she looks like a female dog so I racked my brains to come up with 30 girly dog names – which proved much harder to think of than male dog names for some reason. People can choose a name for a euro and the winner can take her home. With any luck, and just a little bit of friendly cajoling, I might be able to donate 30 euros to the cause which we wouldn’t get if I just put her up for sale.
I haven’t had the most wonderful month. November has become the anniversary of some recent sad events in my family and I’ve had a couple of other stressful situations to deal with. So, just for a bit of fun, and because it’s approaching the festive season, I thought I’d ask my readers if they’d like to guess her name and, if anybody gets it right, I’ll send them one of the aprons I’ve been making out of the fun tea-towels Twilight produce or I can leave it as a tea-towel if you prefer.
Here’s a close up of the possible choices
First come first served – once somebody has chosen a name, I’ll cross it off – if I can work out how to do that – otherwise you can just have a look at the previous guesses.
Just leave your guess in the comments and, because I think it’s only fair, the game is only open to those already following me. So, if you are a follower but don’t usually comment, and you would like a free apron/tea towel – and who wouldn’t? – now’s the time.
The fair is on Saturday 24th so I’ll reveal the answer on Monday 26th.
Go on – have a guess!
As a contrast to my last post which was all about neutrals, here’s one to make your eyes bleed.
Do you remember this box of 50 gorgeous little 10g balls of yarn – a mix of Scheepjes Stone Washed and River Washed in all the colours of the range? They looked so pretty in their box that I wanted to hang it on the wall like a picture.
Still, I managed to get a grip, opened the box and, mixing the little 10g balls with three full sized ones in the colour Moonstone, made a cheerful little blanket designed by Emma Varnam.
The finished measurement is just 90 x 100 cm which is fine for a lap blanket, a baby blanket or something to throw artfully over the arm of a sofa or across the back of a chair.
Mine is a bit smaller as I missed out one of the widthwise repeats and, once I realised, couldn’t bear to undo what I’d already done for the sake of an extra few centimetres but, no matter, I like it muchly.
So much so, in fact, I’ve started another in some more mini 10g balls of yarn I have found locally. The Scheepjes yarn is a cotton acrylic mix and is lovely and soft to the touch and a dream to work with. The new stuff I’ve bought is all cotton and so doesn’t feel as soft. The texture and drape is different and I made up my own mix of colours but, actually, it’s very light (so far) and therefore a comfortable project to work on in these hot evenings. Also, the yarn was about a third of the price of the Scheepjes so I can put up with it being a little less pleasant to work with. A quick pattern that can easily be done in front of your favourite Netflix binge.
I bought the original yarn and pattern as a kit from Black Sheep Wools in the U.K.
Then I must master Loop Stitch and complete the Westie dog I’m supposed to be making for my sister’s birthday in August. I only need the stitch for the head piece – I’ve already got the body, legs and ears made so I should stop procrastinating and get on with it or her birthday will have been and gone.
Yes, I finished this one but that’s an English Bull Terrier and she’s got a Westie so that’s no good.
I know some of you are still managing to brandish hook or needles in the Summer heat but have some of you put them away until it cools down a bit? I used to give up yarn related activity in the Summer but now I’ve discovered crochet I find it more doable than knitting in the hot weather. Can you tell?