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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 hand made. 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 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or '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

23 comments:

  1. Love your little hexi's and yes they do look like honeycomb don't they. I haven't visited Oxford in years but I'm sure the architecture is still just as stunning.

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  2. I love your hexies! A great project for left over yarn!

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  3. The crocheted hexagons are lovely and I really like the 3-d effect. I've never been to Oxford but would really like to go some time.

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  4. What fab photos of Oxford, I have never been but looks very interesting!, love the colours of the hexies!x

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  5. Wow! Those are really neat! I'd love to see a tutorial on join as you go for hexagons. They're very pretty. Love all the pictures of Oxford; I'm glad you had a good time.

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  6. I'm always happy when I see a blog post from you! I'm a bit nervous of hexagons-I love them but I'm never sure how to join them-your lovely photos have inspired me to try again!😊

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  7. Absolutely love the Honeycomb Project! Love the visual it creates when joining together............and the photos you shared are WONDERFUL! You have added SO much to my day today !

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  8. Ohh i wish i had known you were visiting my home as it would have been lovely to arrange a coffee or sonething, i find your work so inspiring :)

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  9. I love your work...Thank you for sharing and blessing my day.

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  10. hi sharron...how pretty the isobel motif...i like the way the last round angles upward giving texture and and casting changing light and shadows...look forward to your tutorial on same...oxford is a gorgeous place...love seeing its sights in the televised british mysteries...thank you for posting...sally

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  11. All very pretty, crochet and Oxford. I love pastels in other peoples crochet but never feel they're 'me'. My own crochet is currently making me go 'oh no, where is my colour mojo?' Is it destined for blanketry?

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  12. Beautiful what a lovely post thank you for sharing it xx

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  13. Dear Annie, first of all a big thank you for your beautiful work, your creativity, your good taste, your beautiful pictures... for sharing all this in your blog. I discovered your blog by chance last week and little by little I have read it since your first post. Gorgeous. Your blog is really special and unique. Besides your beautiful pieces in crochet, I love seeing pictures from the countryside or other places in England where you go. I love your words and your joy.

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  14. Such beautiful photos, as always! You have such a good eye with the camera and in general (one look at your crochet proves it!) :) The crochet hexies are gorgeous! I really like that 3D-look to it, too. BTW, you introduced me to Drops yarn a while ago - I had to hunt it down here in Southern California (no easy task!) When I finally found some, I fell in love. It's fantastic yarn. I have two crochet blankets in the works with Nepal. Thank you for another beautiful post - it was a pleasure, as usual. And I can't wait for the Isobel how-to! (I got yarn already lined-up for it.) :)

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  15. lovely post thanks Sharron, love your crochet - just beautiful!!! Jan x

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  16. Such beautiful work, colours and ideas as always! This is one for my list as I am about to start a winter project. Your trip to Oxford looks so full of history and architecture. We are planning to go there some time this year, when the humidity lifts! Have a wonderful Sunday xx

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  17. I really really love the honeycomb. such a good idea..so different and such beautiful colours.
    Miss

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  18. I am new to your little corner here - and am enjoying very much what I've seen.
    I do love the little hexies - and the jago you've used - that honeycomb look is quite pretty and so very different! Not for use everywhere, for sure. But they do look lovely - and it's something I might like to try in the future (if I ever get this pile of WIPs reduced a bit! Seems I just finish one project and start another - or get bored and start another that strikes my fancy! One I've started and was very excited to finish until I ran out of yarn midway. Since I live in the US, I have to order Stylecraft from England - and of course that is what I was using! Ordered from Deramores and now anxiously await its arrival!
    Thank you for sharing....just lovely work.
    And I do enjoy your pics of your travels...since I will never get to see your environs in person, I so enjoy pics from others - like you - and Lucy (at Attic 24) and Bunny Mummy....very nice to enjoy other places. And descriptions are given that enhance the photos we are seeing...Wonderful!
    Thank you!

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  19. I love crocheted hexagons afgan. Your photos have inspired me. Muchas gracias y un saludo cariñoso.

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  20. I love the crochet hexagons! I've been meaning to try hexagons for a while, you're photo's are just lovely. x

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  21. I love your joined hexagons a lot. But it will be a lot of work to make a blanket, won't it? I love the Drops yarn very much, as well. It is very nice to work with. Your colour combination is so beautiful, I really adore it. Thanks a lot for the Oxford pictures. I have never been there but I would love to go there, in connection with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. That's one of my favourite trips in future. Viola

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  22. Hi Sharron,
    Where did this lovely pattern come from? I am so glad I found your blog again. I was hunting all over my brain trying to remember the name of it, but now I won't forget it!! I'd love it if you'd point me to the pattern.. thank you!!
    Jana

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