:: Good morning lovely people::
Wow it's Saturday already and I have somewhat neglected my blog. I have had my 19 year old nephew staying with us so there has not been much time for yarny things or indeed all things bloggy. In there place there have been days out and trips to Cheltenham.
This is the clock in Cheltenham shopping centre which the Littlies(and I have to say me too) love. The fish blows bubbles out on the hour so we have to time our visit well.
And Bristol's shopping centre (we haven't only been shopping!)
This is a big shopping mall at Cribbs Causeway just outside Bristol.
I thought this was fantastic!! All those traditional deck chairs, bunting and kids paddling in the stream that runs down from the fountain. They even have giant games like Connect 4 and Chess.
I have, however, finished the hat I have been working on. I have really enjoyed this pattern and just LOVE the yarn, it reminds me so much of those little metallic beetles you see on leaves (quite often on silver birch trees).
or maybe it's just me! So for a title for this FO. Because it reminds of said beetle I think it deserves a
beetle Beatle name. So I am pleased to introduce you to my Ringo Ta-dah!!!
My only problem is it needs blocking, but only the back section not the brim. It is a bit more of a beanie than a beret at the moment.
Can any of you lovely people give me any advice? I have never blocked a hat before. I have thought about using a balloon or even stuffing it with shopping bags but I could do with some guidance so I hope to pick your wooly wonder brains :)
There has been a ripple of excitement on the We Love Lucy group on Ravelry since Lucy from Attic 24 blog made This post in which she showed the most gorgeous hook! Everyone has been talking about hook handles. I had a look at some beautiful ones on Etsy but I decided to have a go at making one myself. I popped to Hobbycraft (hence the above shopping trip) and bought cheap polymer clay. For those who don't know it is modelling clay that once shaped you bake in the oven and it hardens.
at 99p a block it wasn't going break the bank!
This is what I came up with
Now these could be an idea for my 100 follower giveaway!
It's my lovely friend C's gorgeous daughters birthday tomorrow (she is Middle Littlies best friend) and she has just learned to crochet so this one is going to be her birthday present along with the personalised project bag I am making her. C's other gorgeous little girl broke her arm on Thursday, poor love, and had to have an operation yesterday so I am making a little something for her too but I'll show you those in my next post.
So I best go round up the troops and find out what we are going to do today when we get my Nephew out his bed (hopefully before lunch!!)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever your doing.