Posts from the “crochet” Category

it’s all about Rowan Colourscape!

So ..it started off as a nice little square sweet little granny squaresand now it has turned into the blanket of all blankets -I mean there is no point in making a perky little dog blanket when you don’t own a small dog.

NOT MY DOG!

I want a large double blanket, which means vast numbers of granny squares and huge amounts of wool. So I have found myself nipping into the fourth floor of the Temple that is John Lewis to buy yet more Rowan wool and sadly only  Colourscape skeins ( I love that word-skeins) will do. So the summer holiday has been cancelled as the money is all going on fine fine wool.The culprits!The skeins are divine -amazing colours which move through the spectrum in a perfectly timely way!

Something about the speed it changes colour makes it just right for someone like me, who gets bored too quickly to crochet  the same colour for more than 10 minutes and is just not skillfull enough to do all that changing wool every three minutes. So the squares mulitply. My friends laugh as I crochet at meal times, on the bus, in the car, where ever..I don’t care..I have a large blanket to finish, and I can see the task getting bigger and bigger. I have songwriting workshops to present, songs to arrange, a musical to write, the third part of  the Millenium triology to read – and somehow, none of theses things are getting done. I suddenly am looking forward to sitting on a train for 3 hours so I can be left alone to crochet to my hearts content!more....

and more.....

Each square is now being finished off with a nice border of Rowan British Sheep un-dyed woolI was here last week.... to give it continuity. (I got the idea from a lovely lady in the I Knit London in Lower Marsh , Waterloo where I popped last week and sat in on the wonderous Thursday evening knitting club.)

No time for the piano anymore....

How soon will it be before I have enough jewels to join them al together? I am getting crotchet forearm..a little muscle just in front of my bingo wing is being developed by the constant twisting motion. I think I need to become ambidextrous! As they say…WATCH THIS SPACE. X X X X

PHOTO OF THE WEEK…GRANNY SQUARES OF MINE

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SO FAR SO GOOD...BUT I AM GETTING GRANNY'S FOREARM

lazing on a sunny afternoon….with a crochet hook

well the party is nearly over…back to work..lots to do

exciting things …but have just started to wind down. You know that one, and then it is ready to start again and I have been procrastinating.

so many squares so little time

but the granny squares are going well,

although it becomes a little obsessive and you can’t stop,

and you think, ‘I’ll just do one more’

and then you realize how many you are actually going to have to do to make a blanket ,

and you think ‘well I could turn it into a bag maybe’.

the weather is divine ..London Blossom is busting out all over

London blossom today...You cannot beat urban blossom for giving us a lift.. and the heath is lovely at the moment, and so many opportunites to eat cake have arisen

please be like this when I get to wake up on top of a hill surrounded by sheep for my birthday ( cough cough) next Friday.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

INSIDE MY WHITE CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY

THAT THE BISHOPSGATE SINGERS BOUGHT FOR ME ONCE I HAD EATEN THE EARS OFF

CHOCOLATE BUNNY WITH NO EARS

Happy granny square – Crochet Me

Happy granny square – Crochet Me.

So here I go

crochet hook in hand

wish me luck x x x

yehyeh

what happens….. Mel phones me up, do I wanna do lunch…never ‘do lunch’ so i said yeh!

probably won’t have a day for months..

‘meet you in archway in 15’….so i run past Station Road where they have planted 32 trees

hurrah for Islington Council Tree Department

so we found this lovely place next to Lady Cabs in Archway close called Spaghi

£6.95 for 2 courses Italian…nice and talked non stop for two hours

and now I need a nap…..