• Crochet

    Srebrenica Rose

    It was the 25th anniversary of the start of the Srebrenica Massacre last weekend and a friend wanted to know how to make a Srebrenica Rose. We couldn’t find a pattern, so this is my attempt: Requires: 4mm hook oddments DK dark green 10 gms DK white yarn. Abbreviations ch – chain ch-sp – chain space dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet slst – slip stitch Each round is joined with a slip stitch Starting with green yarn, work 22 tr into a magic circle, join and finish. Change to white yarn, Tr, 2 ch into alternate stitches (11x 2 chain loops) 5 tr into each 2 ch-sp,…

  • Gardening

    Odds and ends

    We’ve been popping into garden centres the last few weeks in case there were any end of season bargains that could be useful for next year’s gardening and I’ve discovered my daughter is a pity gardener; she likes to rescue plants from the clearance section. So we’ve got a few unplanned acquisitions. I find that plants either thrive or die when I’m looking after them so we’ll have to see how they do.