Friday, May 29, 2015

Chookshed party

As you can see, it s a busy day in the chookshed. My DWR has been taken out of storage. What a way to spend your day. Just waiting for Kate to arrive. 


Googy girl

Life is like a cup of tea, it s all in how you make it.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Just a bit hooked

A few months ago I posted about my decision to return to my childhood hobby of working with yarn. I made some washers , using both crochet and knitting, and some fingerless gloves all projects inspired by the jellywares yarn club.

I enjoyed working with yarn so much that I decided to take on a new . . . . Larger challenge. For quite a long time I have been following attic 24. I love Lucy s bright colourful blog. I enjoy watching her create her lovely designs. Back in November last year, Lucy started her cosy stripe blanket crochet along. I instantly was drawn to the project, I loved the colours however I resisted temptation. Knowing that a crochet blanket was a long term project, and I already have so many of those . . . . . LOL.

Over the past few months I have spent quite a few visits to Lucy s blog and drooled over her beautiful blanket. 

So I caved in , and the lovely gadget and the girls ordered the wool pack from Lucy s store.

The yarn arrived in time to be my Mother's Day present.  To my frustration I flew out to Fiji the next day and my 15 ball of gorgeous wool remained at home, really it was too big to pack in my suitcase. I did contemplate it though.

I couldn't wait to get home so i could get started. i did keep myself occupied with some other lovely projects, which i will share with you soon. 

As soon as I got home I got started 

And from the first moment I was hooked, I loved it. I loved the colours I enjoyed the rhythm of the crochet. 

Progress was pretty quick and I had achieved 13 rows in the first 48 hours. Ok . . . . yeh I did have some very late nights . . . . . Well I did have some television catching up to do . . . . 

And here I am just five days later and I have completed 30 rows and used all 15 colours. so i have now completed 1/6th of my blanket

I m probably a little biased but I think it looks really gorgeous. The above photo probably does nt do the colours justice, it was taken at night. 

I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of my own cosy stripe blanket . . .


Googy girl