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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Monday 10 August 2015

Honeycomb crochet and Historic Oxford

I must start today's entry with a huge collective THANK YOU to every person who has ever thought to say hello and leave a message here at Annie's Place. Your feedback and general loveliness always gives me a great lift. I can't tell you how reassuring and encouraging it is to know you enjoy my little contribution to the blogosphere. I'm very touched by every single word, and wanted you to know it makes a huge difference....xxxx

For those that asked I will endeavour to sort out a little tutorial of the Isobel Motif, as and when time allows. I'm so glad you liked it. This week there's been a hive of crochet activity going on. I've been hooking up some hexies, with a JAYG (join-as-you-go) method that makes each motif look 3 dimensional. 

I like the effect it creates. The depth of each little 3 round crochet cell, adds more texture and reminds me of a real honeycomb in it's appearance.  I've incorporated some of the Drops Karisma, Drops Nepal & Drops Lima that I picked up whilst at Fibre East.

Last weekend I took a leisurely drive south-west to visit the 'city of dreaming spires' Oxford. Home of the oldest University in the English-speaking world. One I'm sure most of you have heard of, as it's a very famous institute of learning, renowned world-wide. 

It was very hot, and the city centre was heaving with tourists from every corner of the globe. In my twenties I used to work for a travel company in Central London, and Oxford was always one of the most popular destinations for foreign visitors. So popular in fact that coaches ran every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and still do to this day.

I had a wonderful afternoon, totally immersed in the hubbub. I was just as excited as everyone else to be surrounded by such amazing history & architecture. There is so much to explore, it was impossible to fit into one visit. Hence I am already planning my next trip. 

I hope you enjoyed this little snap-shot?
Until next time........xxxxxxx
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