There are 3 pieces of a flowered type, one light blue with a white fleck and a couple of pieces of lace.
So I'm hoping to think of something fun to do with them.
Wasn't she kind! :)
We had to go through to Carlisle recently and while we were there I jumped at the chance to go browse in the craft shop. Of course everyone else left me to it, but this was a dangerous thing to do as I came out with a little stash!!! Haha!
A ball of cream crochet thread, a little booklet of 9 doilies and a thinner sized hook. I could actually have got so much there, it was hard to decide what to get. They have both cross stitch and crochet plus knitting, quilting, scrapbooking and all kinds of things. I could have spent ages in there as well, but we only got there in the last 20 mins or so of it being open. Actually, thinking about it, that was probably a good thing or who knows what I might have done!
So then, this week I've been dabbling with the crochet mostly as I wanted to see if I could follow the patterns (being such a newbie and only self taught).
It's in written instruction form, so I found I was able to work it out, although I did need a few trys at first as I didn't understand some parts. It's funny though, how by looking at the picture and trying the instructions in different ways, what you can eventually work out. I really want to learn to read the diagrams as well, as then I'll be able to follow any crochet pattern, no matter what language it's written in.
So this is it so far ....
It seems all crumpled and not quite in shape, but I'm hoping once I finish it and I read up on this blocking/washing that then needs to be done, that it'll look a bit better!
This is what it's meant to look like ....
I hope it does turn out that nice once I've completed it. I'm not sure it will though.
I have another 2 1/2 rounds left to do on my piece yet and I'm then going to have to investigate the blocking and see what occurs. Could be interesting!
I've realised I had my phone settings all wrong on the camera, so I apologise for my 'even more rubbish that usual' pictures. Hopefully though, it's better than no pictures at all ... but probably only just!
Poor Joe seems to be going down with a cold and sore throat and a nasty cough. I really hope that's all it is and that he picks up fairly quickly. It's hard with his condition to be sure what you're dealing with at first. He's such a cheerful uncomplaining little chap though ... well unless I say we're doing maths, that is, ha,ha.
Anyhow, I've pulled out my stitching now as well, so I should have an update to share soon. It's so hard to do one thing only though isn't it, I want to stitch, I want to crochet and I just found a cardigan I want to knit for myself as well in my old patterns! Do you all have the same problem?