A mix of things

Hey there. This morning I had no crochet projects on the go and this afternoon  I’ve completed one and started a new one! I went into town to buy wool for a new project that was inspired by craft and other crazy plans. Ok, so not exactly inspired by… I’m shamelessly copying her… Including the colour of wool. Well, I was inspired by her post saying that she had tried the pattern at one stage and it was too hard and then she came back to it and could do it. It linked with my experiences of persevering with my last prayer shawl, and i thought the slippers were beautiful. So I bought the pattern from Ravelry and went to buy wool and ask for help from Diane at miju wools. She wasn’t there when I got there but sue s with a group of ladies at a knit and natter group. I joined them and started work on a corner to corner crochet pattern  that was shown to me by my friend Lynn who taught me to crochet. 
I used a funky wool to work on this with the idea of making a dishcloth. It’s ended up a bit wobbly, which is fine for a dishcloth! It took a bit of working out but was really easy once I got the hang of it. 

In the meantime Diane came back and showed me how to crochet round the post. This seems easy enough (though i may regret saying  that when I get to the bit of the pattern that requires it!) so I bought wool to start the project. I found some variegated wool in pretty much the same colours as craft and other crazy plans had used, which made me very excited. And I got started after crossing out all the American terms on the pattern and replacing them with the British equivalents! 

And I found a gorgeous chunky wooden button that I’m going to send to my friend along with the prayer shawl I finished the other day so she can use it to attach the scarf /shawl round her neck more easily. 

It doesn’t need a button hole,it just slots through one of the holes in the pattern. 

And then my final bit of craft for the day (or really just an update on a previous one) was framing the picture I made yesterday with a frame I found in WH Smith. I’m so pleased with it, it’s completed the picture in a way I didn’t expect. 


2 thoughts on “A mix of things”

  1. ‘A mix of things’ seems to be the appropriate place to leave a comment because I’v just had time to catch up with your blog – the first time since Mothering Sunday.
    What a varied time you’ve had – I love the prayer shawl, especially the way the colour move into the middle and back out again to the other end in reverse! It is beautiful.
    I thought the flamingo was great. I loved your description of time on Skomer and what your sketched. I was wondering whether to both taking my books to Skokholm (the neighbouring island) in June – I think I must give it a go – like you.
    So many interesting things and you are being so creative in all sorts of ways and learning a lot about yourself all the time.
    God bless you – he loves you as you are – as do I.
    Mum xxxxx


    1. Thank you. I keep being surprised by how much i line some of the things I make! Taking sketching stuff to the island was cool as it meant I had craft things with me that didn’t weigh too much. Plus I love the excuse to sit and really study a bird as I draw it.
      Thank you for saying lovely things. It’s so frustrating how hard it is to believe things like that for myself


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