Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bit of a topsy turvy couple of weeks and only managed a few rows of my colourful granny blanket. It's really beautiful. Will have to try and take a photo that does it justice. Not even half way to finishing yet tho.
One thing I have done a couple of times in the last week is teach. I worked as a part time anatomy and physiology tutor for seven years until march this year. Have a client who needs to take an exam on Sunday and we did a couple of one to ones. Loved it. Forgot how much I really enjoyed it.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

Have to admit whilst I am enjoying the crochet, I really can't get my head round Christmas. It is still early? 6 weeks tomorrow still to go. Or is it this very mild weather?

The youngest is off with the school tomorrow to an outdoor activity centre. With the eldest back at uni I will be sonless.

Only one more day to go and five clients....

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Bits and Baubles

Today's christmassy effort. Baubles for my banner.

Christmas is coming and the crochet has to start...

Am not a great fan of starting Christmas too early but crochet does need to be started if wanting to display in time for Christmas.
So here are my first few offerings... I'm thinking of bunting...

Some snowflakes in white and sparkly silver and angel's. 

I haven't done much to my stripy blanket this week as an old RSI problem reared its head after a punishing day of work so i produced these small Christmas decorations instead.
More to follow as I crochet them.
Is anyone else crocheting for Christmas?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Three Musketeers

Today has been a brilliant day. Last night about 9.30pm my eldest came back from uni for the weekend. It's been 6 weeks since I've seen him. The longest time I've ever been away from him.
Hair cuts and catching up with grand parents took up the morning but this afternoon we went to football. I've been taking the boys for 8/9 years. It's what we have always done together and kept us close. It's been odd not having him at the last two games. Today we were all together again and we watched a win against Swansea. Superb. A lovely afternoon with both my boys and a win at football. Life is perfect.

Sometimes it's just small things which are the biggest and best, memories mean so much xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Bobs blanket

Decided to have a break today from the stripy blanket and produced a few more squares and stitched up what I have so far on Bobs little blanket.

The weather was downpour depressing this morning and with no clients booked in, I even more depressingly did some cleaning. Now whilst I hate housework passionately, I always feel good when I've finished cleaning. The oven and washing machine are looking their sparkly selves again.... Well as sparkly as an oven and washing machine can look.
It also meant I didn't feel guilty hitting the crochet for a while.

And it was really lovely sitting here crocheting watching the blue tit's and great tit's feeding from our coconut and peanut feeders out in the garden.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Into November already!

A very foggy morning here in Norwich. With spooky cobwebs all over the garden

In between crocheting my stripy blanket, I'm also making small squares from left over yarn. I'm going to put them all together eventually to make a small blanket for Bad Bob for Christmas. If I put his name on it, do you think there is any chance he will lay on and pad his blanket rather than my other ones?

Will keep you updated with progress. Just had a client cancel so am going to crack on.... Not with housework (how dreadfully dull) but with my stripy blanket. 
Have a lovely Monday. Hope it's not the start of a very long week x