Thing 200

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


Today’s milestone Thing is not a particularly big or impressive project but it is dear to me.
I’ve lived away from Canada for fifteen years and while I love my adopted homeland
I remain Canadian, in heart and passport.

So in honour of Canada Day, I crocheted a maple leaf.

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I used cotton, a 2mm hook and this free pattern from

Martina got all photo-creative, pairing the leaf with the Flying Dutchman

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… a World Cup hamster…

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… some sheet music to make our hearts sing…

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… and a sloth of bears, a blue elephant and an owl that resembles an ear of corn…

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Such a versatile leaf, the maple leaf. I think I’ll attach it to a toque this fall.
And in the meantime, I could really go for a box of Timbits…


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €263.44

  4 comments for “Thing 200

  1. cora rook
    July 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    O Canada!
    Where pines and maples grow.
    Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
    How dear to us thy broad domain
    From east to western sea.
    Thou land of hope for all who toil!
    Thou true north strong and free.
    God keep our land, glorious and free.
    O Canada we stand on guard for thee!

    • July 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      I didn’t know that verse. It’s beautiful.

  2. Heather Bylenga
    July 2, 2014 at 2:03 am

    I think you need to enlarge the pattern and make pot holders for all your American friends.

    • July 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      That is an awesome idea. Now I just need to find some super chunky red yarn.

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