Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pattern out...and saving Ginny...

Thank you all my dears for such a lovely amount of
comments on my Grandma's English pattern giveaway...

Congratulations Caz from NEVER KNEW
your pattern is flying through cyberspace
as we chat...


While finishing off this pattern this week...
I have also been...Crocheting...
yeah amazing...I know...

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Also going to the local market...
and finding...
Ginny the Giraffe.
She was in the bottom of a box
Legless...
No truly!!!
Her legs where not attached and I bought her home minus $2 in my purse...


 After much surgical reconstruction...
with the help of hat elastic, wool needle, and a pair of arterial clamps
her legs where back on and looking mighty pretty...


Why do I have arterial clamps?
that's a mystery but they did help...

Ginny was most impressed and very grateful to now have her legs back on
and spends her time teaching dance and music appreciation 
to the other forsaken souls
here at River Cottage...

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So this week, once again I will be putting my granny cap on and
hopefully have some inspiration
for a new design...
If not...
I can always crochet my granny chevron...
and maybe even a spot of thrifting...

8 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Thank goodness you rescued Ginny! She's super cute.

jen storer said...

Ginny, what a gal! She's got pins like Shirley MacLaine! Inspired orthopeadic surgery michelle... x

Shorty said...

Great post! I cracked up reading about your giraffe surgery. Too cute!

Pammy Sue said...

Congrats to Caz! Love your little giraffe treasure. The universe is giving you a gold star for that one.

"Never Knew" said...

Oh Michelle, Thanks you so very much! I'm so excited! I love patterns that are different and I can't wait to give this a go and see how it all works... I think you are very, very clever inventing such a thing!

I showed my daughter and she said "great, Mum, but don't forget to make some stars as well..." - she wants me to make an Australian Flag! (I have no idea how I'd pull that off!) I think we will just stick with the Union Jack for now! LOL

Hey, maybe I can make it in honour of Prince Wills engagement to Kate! (I must say, I am a little sad, I did always hope that one day he would choose me...) !! ;-)

Thanks again
Caz :)

Mihaela said...

Ginny the Giraffe is modeling with grace...You are very good at the surgical reconstruction....;)
xxx

penelope10 said...

OMG! so cute!! Nice job with the surgery!

Clara said...

Ginny giraffe...great!