Was so tired last Sunday after the funeral and christening that I just vegetated on the couch with the children, tv, and my crochet last week and I don’t think I even turned on the computer so bang went the updating and I’m afraid I continued that all week. It’s been busy busy here. Well a little more than usual with piano exams and playdates and the normal running about that I’ve not got any blog reading done. Oh we did get the sitting room re-painted in the middle of it all, who knew one room could cause so much upheavel !
Anyway what has been going on with the knitting..mmm well not a whole lot as I’ve been crocheting.
I have two-thirds of the Stormy Sky sock done and I’ve started a little Milo vest for Lady Evelyn with the intention of doing one for each of the girls. I think even Caoimhe will sneak in at the biggest size for one as she’s so tiny and slim. I don’t have any pictures of these but hang on I have others that are more pleasing to the eye.
So what have I been crocheting ? Well I decided I need a cushion cover as I’m on a mission to add colour to the sitting room with crochet items !
I started with the idea of some small Granny Squares and I just went from there and made it up as I went along. The front is complete and I’m now working on the back. I’m using Stylecraft Special DK yarn with a 4mm hook.
The back I played around with ideas, which in turn has given me other ideas for other cushions but I eventually settled on a dc stripe back using the same rainbow of colours. This should add interest to the back. I know what I want the eventual cushion to look like in my head and that’s what I’m going by, I don’t have a pattern just the basic stitches in different forms. I figure I can frog and start again to get what I want so we shall see how that goes but I must admit I’m loving crochet and I’m wondering what else I can do !
I’m also making a market bag again in crochet for my cousin’s birthday. I think this will make a pretty cool beach bag for the summer for her. I’m using a variegated purple cotton that I picked up in Aldi some time ago and I’m using a 4mm hook. I only started this last night but you can see enough of it to get the idea. I have folded over the base to show you its a dc base and the sides have just been started. Once I get the hang of the makeup of bags I’ll most likely experiment with some bags, well hopefully. I am using a pattern for this, it’s this Market Bag .
Now I do have some Christening photos from last weekend, just a few as Lady Evelyn was under the weather with a dreadful cold and ended up being sick everywhere poor pet. She’s on the mend now but she sure did feel rotten for her special day and just needed lots and lots of cuddles and that was no hardship to give. I did get one shot of her, a close up which I just love !
Isn’t she just gorgeous !, here are some of the other shots from the day, oh and I do have loads of recipes now to share which will start this coming Saturday with either a sweet or savoury recipe share !
Upcoming posts this week will be:- Monday – what am I reading, Tuesday – stitching update, Wednesday WIP’s…perhaps a FO on Friday all going well and on Saturday the start of Sweet or Savoury !.
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