2012 BAMCAL · crochet

March 2012 BAMCAL squares

It’s amazing how much crochet you can get done while watching the ABC2 re-runs of Doctor Who.  Clare became interested in Doctor Who over the past series, so is enjoying the re-runs and finding out why some of the things in the most recent series have happened.  And my husband and I are just enjoying watching them all over again!  Donna Noble was simply the BEST companion ever (although Sarah-Jane Smith runs a close second…)

Anyway, back to the point of this post!  My 2012 BAMCAL March squares are finished (if you don’t count weaving in the ends, that is).

2012 BAMCAL March - Hint of Spring

This square is called Hint of Spring. In my opinion the instructions aren’t written quite as precisely as they could be, but I like the resulting square. It did need serious blocking to get it nice and flat though – the centre was terribly rippled before copious steaming with my iron. Crocheted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply with a 4.5mm hook.

2012 BAMCAL March Filler - Double Treble Burst Square

The filler square was the Double Treble Burst Square. This is a great one for playing with colour. I am very happy with the graduation from darker to lighter. In Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply with a 4.5mm hook, once again.

While chatting to my Mum on the phone this afternoon she commented that I must have been busy over the past week because I haven’t been updating my blog very much! That is one of the realities of life. I am planning sewing/quilting/crafting projects in my head, but finding the time to put them into practice seems to be more and more difficult, despite having Thursday as “my day” with Stella at childcare. And even when I do get things finished, I don’t always get them photographed and/or blogged.  Mum can read the nuances of my life from my blogging patterns – I suppose that some mother/daughter relationships are like that!  Mum, you know me so well!

By the way, have you seen Tangled? It’s such a beautiful Disney film, and I think that adults enjoy it just as much as the kids. I originally saw it at the movies with Clare, but we all watched it on DVD this evening as a family and everyone liked it. I think that I might have even cried in some parts…


9 thoughts on “March 2012 BAMCAL squares

  1. Love Doctor Who (although not the latest Doctor so much .. but he had huge shoes to fill and I think many actors would struggle to match David Tennant). Donna and Martha were both great companions. British TV doesn’t get much better than this.

    Both blocks look fantastic. Great colour palette. I really didn’t like Hint of Spring so much and found the instructions a bit vague. And I’d never thought of using the steam iron to tame all those ripples … but why I didn’t think of it, I’ve no idea. Seems obvious now!

  2. I wish I could crochet then I could use the 5 hours each week I dedicate to watching the reruns (more) usefully! And I agree, Donna Noble was the perfect companion for David Tennant’s Dr Who

    1. Oh yes, I’ve most certainly seen that series! Amy and Rory are good fun. I found the storylines were getting way too complicated during that series though – it’s been good to rewatch the earlier ones and be reminded of some of the background. When I was a kid and teenager I watched Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker with Sarah-Jane and Leela (and some others, but I remember them the best). Funny to think that my daughter is watching Doctor Who now too!

  3. You hit the nail on the head for Hint of Spring. I found the instructions equally confusing and I too used the steam iron to straighten out the ripples. One of the moderators for the group posts a group of photos of each block and that helped me out with Hint of Spring.

    Love your colours on the blocks, I’ve only got the two (from stash so I’m limited) colours and I regret that sometimes when I see lovely blocks such as yours with all the variations.

    My husband and I watched Tangled in 3-D and had a riot, we loved it as well.

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