::Hello to you all from a soggy Costwolds!::
When will this blinking rain stop???
Yet another camping weekend cancelled due to sucky weather :(
I have been ,more of a knitter of late than a crocheter or crocheator as Smallest Littlie would say. I am having trouble with my wrist clicking really badly when I crochet but not when I knit so it has been putting me off. I lost my hooky mojo for a while. That was until I found this...............
The Festival Shawl pattern on Ravelry.
I imagined myself all wrapped up in this beauty by the campfire this weekend, snuggled up with Mr TB and toasting marmallows and drinking hot milk with brandy and honey (our camping treat) whilst singing songs and telling stories to the littlies. In this day dream we look like some kind of tourist leaflet family and not the slightly bedraggled and stressed out bunch that camping makes everyone. When camping even Waltons act like the Osbournes by the time they have got the bloody thing pitched and beds sorted and..........so on and so on!!!
Enough of that! The point is I can dream and if I have a Festival Shawl of my very own wrapped around me I can be one step closer to being said family all relaxed and having a jolly time.
(Even though Mr TB is now working this weekend, it's pouring down and we are not going anymore!)
I dug the hooks back out and off I went with some Lidl sock yarn in Navy blue from my stash...........
two evenings work + 48hours blocking later I had this beauty of my very own................
Modelled by Biggest Littlie.
It is a monster shawl!
Now it is blocked a whopping 190cm wide but I love it and I have my hooky mojo back.
A little bit of glass ta-dah now.
My gorgeous friend L has an allotment, which makes her a very happy bunny indeed. The only thing that would make this very happy bunny even happier is if she had a shed! Ahhhh one of life's simple pleasures a shed. How great would it be to say " I'm off to my shed darling you can cook the kids tea!" and then run like the wind to your own little piece of Nirvana in wooden form?? Anyhoo this Mother's Day L's hubby indeed got her a shed. A second hand one but who cares about that? Not I and certainly not L.
The purple shed is talked about all the time with ideas of an illicit still, home brew and lots of other shananigans.
It's now purple with a heart on the door and bunting
(much to the amusement mostly elderly male allotment keepers)
Tonight is the official opening of said shed complete with big hats and champagne but I can't make it so I made her a special present in fused Glass.
I hope she likes it!
L ..................... here's to your little purple shed and all those who frequent her!!!
Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you are doing!