A belated gift and a belated thank you…

Things are still very tough here at the nest, but we are hanging in.  Mr R is now out of hospital and we have nurses attending at home. We are healing slowly, but have a long road ahead of us.

I am finding I can crochet again for short periods of time, it is as much as my mind can focus on and I am enjoying the little bit of creativity my hook is giving me.

I have started a new project …yes, I know another one!

sneek peek…

But, it is quirky and fun and I have enjoyed the creative process of designing it.  I will share more as I progress. 

I really wanted to drop in and give a BIG shout out and thank you to Ginny over at mytimestitching who sent me this gorgeous sock yarn, which I won in a competition she ran on her lovely blog.

My yarny win…Thanks Ginny x

  I received this yarn a while back now along with a lovely shawl pattern.  I am not sure what I will hook yet, but for now it is enough to keep squishing it! 

I also received a belated birthday present a few weeks back too, this stunning yarn bowl, handmade by Sarah Whyte Ceramics

beautifully handcrafted

Ginny’s yarn fits in just perfectly.

xxxxx

I’ve looked high and low…

Apologies for my distinct absence lately… I’ve found myself waking each morning yearning to create and yet by the time I’m home from work and the chores are done  and I have the opportunity to hook, that a severe melancholy rises up from within and my hook stays in it’s case…. 

I fear I may have lost my crojo!!!

I’ve looked high and low…I have tried and tried… I have put my hooks away and I have got them back out… I’ve thumbed the delightful pages of books and magazines… trawled through many of your lovely project pages on ravelry, where fleetingly my heart skipped at so many inspiring creations, only to find myself with yarn and hook in hand and still no hooking action.

Holey!!!!
Holey!!!!

My brother dropped round last week, to my horror with the blanket I had made as a wedding present last year.  It had a hole in it and he wanted me to repair it, as now the evenings are chillier, the blanket is required once more.   A hole!!!! 

As I mended, I certainly didn’t feel inspired and worried about other gifts I had made… what if?….!!!!

repair in progress
repair in progress

With the repair done and my brother gone, I reflected that actually, that wedding blanket is super heavy and probably with hindsight, should have had a more substantial joining method than the pretty but delicate flat braid join that I gave it… hence the hole.  I did take some close up pics to cheer my soul a little…

crocodile flower by Joyce Lewis
crocodile flower by Joyce Lewis
double treble burst, Crochetville
double treble burst, Crochetville
wedding present
wedding present

It is a very pretty blanket.

In other news, Little Jess has finally found a best friend in Alfie and this has really warmed my heart,  after 2 weeks of grumbling and growling our Alf decided that Jess was not so bad after all.

best friends now x
best friends now x

Importantly, the evenings are now drawing in nicely, I so love this time of year,

The evenings are really beginning to draw in now...
The evenings are really beginning to draw in now…

drawing the curtains, lighting the candles and snuggling in for the evening… what could be better… maybe just a little crochet

 

settling in for the evening
settling in for the evening

 So, please would you have a little look to see if you have any extra crojo that you could send to me… I’m desperate!

xxx