Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Australians all let us ring Joyce!

Hopefully, anyone who has seen the movie "Kenny" will appreciate the title of this blog. God bless his toilet-cleaning soul.

I got the idea to do an Australian flag from Zeusie at who was looking for a pattern. As I couldn't find one - I thought I'd give it a go.

So I did up a grid and super-imposed a picture of the Oz flag on it - each grid square worth 5 rows of 5 dc.

As this is my first attempt - I'm not really sure the best way of changing colours - I figured it was easier to keep a ball going for each colour change rather than fasten off every couple of stitches. However, it sure is getting very unwieldy to handle - I've got balls of wool from "Weipa to Woop Woop" as it were.

I believe with tapestry crochet you carry the unused colours along with you, picking up each as it's needed. Had I known that before I was half way through, that may have been a better option. Still, we learn as we go.

All together now - "Australian's all let us ring Joyce! For she is young and free!"

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