Pineapple Punch

Well-dressing by Buxton Community School

Well-dressing by Buxton Community School

Working at the Buxton shop today, bit of a holiday mood going on – there was a marching band and everything!  Sooo… I naturally felt it my duty to enter into the carnival spirit with By Hand London‘s crochet pineapple bunting

SDC12366Now, normally I give crocheted bunting, knitted bunting, (basically anything that’s not actual bunting) a wide berth, on the grounds of unbearable cutesieness and honestly who has the time??!!  However, always prepared to go back on a resolution, I was definitely doing these.  The pattern recommends a cotton aran-weight yarn, but happily the yarn I’ve been dying to try out for ages just happened to have the perfect colours!  I love it when a yarn-related plan comes together…

It’s the Woolyknit 100% British Wool Aran…

Nice and bright - and British!

Nice and bright – and British!

…in the imaginatively named ‘Yellow’ and ‘Green’…  and it was just as yummy as I hoped – nice and woolly, but not the kind of woolly that’s straying into hair-shirt territory.  Lovely and springy, and now I am even more desperate to make a fisherman’s jumper in the ‘Denim’ shade.  It’s not any colour of denim, but more of a dark slatey airforce blue.   Mmmmm.

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(The poor thing looks a bit insipid in the photos, but it’s much more cheerful in real life!) The pattern is super-easy, and the only change I made was where to attach the pineapples to the string – you’ll see Elisalex has attached them at the bottom of the leaves, where they join the actual pineapple.  When I did this, there was NO WAY they were going to hang properly, so I attached them right at the top instead.  Bingo.  Although there is a funny little worm-hole in the middle, don’t know what that’s about!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, mix yourself a caipirinha and samba on!

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