news about hooks and wool

Slowly but surely, I crochet, on buses and trains and tubes and the rainbow throw is starting to come together. It is going to be extremely time consuming sewing all the threads in and then piecing all the hexagons together, I have probably only done about a quarter of what I need.  I am gonna  back it with cotton and  a layer of thin woollen webbing so it is like a fairly thick throw for a bed. I may get back to you in a couple of months!..well a couple of months later the whole thing is in turmoil as the place I ordered the cotton from took 2 months to send the next lot and the colours are not quite the same and I have lost the will to argue. I ordered a special bag of colours the first time on a recommendation from a website…never again. I shall not tell you the name of the wool shop but it should have been called ‘spin you a yarn’, as they told porkies, did not answer emails…bla bla.

Had a bit of a tidy up yesterday as the flat was looking like someone may have burgled it…do you remember that funny yellow pages add, where the pretty girl from next door found his door ajar and thinks he has been burgled as the place is so messy…still makes me laugh!

ha ha ha

SONG OF THE DAY  –It might as Well Rain Until September -Helen Shapiro -written by Carole King -Let’s hear it for the girls!

I have re-discovered this song and am arranging it for summer camp and another singing group…so be warned fellow arrangers…cross it off your list, cos I am gonna smash it!

It has been 10 months since I put the finishing touches to my extraordinary crochet project. I crocheted a large double blanket in pure wool, using Rowan Colourscape. The blanket has kept me toasty all winter. Obviously, needed a break after that mammoth expedition into the world of crochet (not to be confused with the world of crotchet which is far more treacherous)

So I am off! Having ordered this fab cotton, and waited months for it’s arrival, and then three balls not arriving for anther couple of months until I reminded them, I have finally started my  rainbow crochet hexagrams. The first hexagonsI found the pattern on a lovely crochet blog, which I shall not mention unless you really push me, because it is too perfect and too popular. Their lifestyle is being sold and we all want it! I really want to see the person in question’s house on a bad day, when the partner and  kids have got the flu and the dog needs to go to the vet and the washing up has not been done for three days. Not that I am jealous of the marvellous looking lifestyle (yeh , right!) , but I think there has to be a backstage of madness behind all that order and beauty…or maybe I am the only messy one round here.

So the hexagons begin……watch this space…ha ha ha …paint drying might be more fun…Peace and Love x x


Well it had to happen one day…this is the nicest ‘mashup’ on Glee so far…Unpretty by TLC and I Feel Pretty from My Fair Lady ….it works really well together. There…my secret is out. I only watch Glee cos Mr P. is a big fan ( ha ha)

So minding my own business happily doing a bit of crochet on the Northern Line and pondering on why the tannoy lady who tells you not to obstruct the doors in the stations in South London is so much posher than the voice we get in the lifts in North London – she sounds like she is straight out of an Ealing comedy. Also why the lady in North London cannot pronounce some simple pronounciation. I think they may have changed the annoying ‘Ha Gut’-where are we? OH ! High Gate. But what is with the Golders Greeeeeeeen?

I was on the DLR just this week and they had the tannoy on was playing once and then double tracking about a sceond later. ..very dub-step.

The local bus tannoy lady has mispronounced the way we say Dalmeny and Carleton Road for so long I think we have all changed the way we say it and can no longer remember what is our way and what is the incorrect wierd way the tannoy  lady has been saying it for 3 years.

I always fancied there to be  competition that someone won each week and we got to have all the announcements on the tube this week from ‘Celia from Kennington’ or ‘Chantel from Burnt Oak’. I am very partial to the tube drivers who make whitty and sarcy remarks as long as they don’t shout!


Ashes to Ashes -I am learning to play this on the guitar and might even sing it at next months acoustic evening. I just absolutely love the video and the whole concept of this song. But when I watched the vid. I had to sit through a rather annoying advertisment for an unsightly burger…enough to put you off your tea. I do hope it does not happen to you…and if it does i am sorry…and I am sure David is too.