Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Mainly Crochet

Since I wrote my last proper post, (not the Ornament SAL one), I have done very little stitching, although I did finish the Margaret Sherry card to send in the FWC Card Exchange to Louise Braddock, who requested cards suitable for children.

I made a little more progress on the Polstitches Hardanger SAL, I am on Week 3 and managed about a quarter of what needs doing. I now have the final weeks instructions, the scary cutting bit and hopefully will get around to completing Weeks 3 and 4 later this week or early next.
So that is all the stitching I have done since my last post. I have been a bit absorbed with Crochet now that I have finally cracked it. Back in January 2011 I purchased Crochet Unravelled by Claire Bojczuk as it had left handed instructions as well as the usual right handed ones. Since that time on and off I had tried to do a granny square but just could not get past round 2 with any success. I then found a different style of Granny on a blog which was successful for me, and was in a previous post, but not one to be thwarted by something, I persevered and have now successfully done the Granny from this book.
and here are a few more Grannies that I have done since
The final picture above will be a lap quilt for me I bought some Sirdar Crofter DK some years ago to knit a jumper but the pattern was too difficult for  me so I am using it up on this. The yarn has a lovely soft feel to it. It is a combination of Acrylic, Cotton and Wool and I love the colourway. This one is shade 059 Rambler Rose.

I have also ordered this pack of yarn from Deramores to make a granny square bedspread it is the  Stylecraft Special DK Colour Pack.

So that is all the crafting I have done. Since my last post I have also done the following: -

Baked a Carrot Cake with Orange Frosting using my new Kenwood Food Mixer

Went to Coventry for my daughters open day at the University, she is hoping to go there in the Autumn to study Geography with Natural Hazards. Photo below is of Tom outside the bombed out old Cathedral, it was very cold and snowy the day we went.
and Tom has just finished his current term at college and came home with this wonderful sand casting of his hand holding some pens

As my Dad has been unwell we took a short break home to the Isle of Wight to go see him, he isn't too well sadly but will see the specialist this week, they now seem to think it could be a pneumonia linked TB that is causing his breathing difficulties.

Below are photos of us getting on the chain ferry from East to West Cowes, I think for a two minute journey it must be one of the most expensive pieces of water at £2 a crossing now. And a photo of me with my Dad's cute dog Nipper, for a terrier he has the loveliest  of temperaments.

Finally we came back home and on Easter Sunday took our dog for a walk on the common where there was some sort of Kite activity taking place.


  1. Wow you have been doing loads. Well done on all your crafty progress. I'm sorry to hear your dad is not well, hope he can get sorted out soon.

    1. Thank you, sadly since writing the post my Dad has been taking back into hospital because of his breathing difficulties.

  2. What a great post. Your granny squares look great.


  3. Love that little Margaret Sherry card. I wish I had signed up for the Hardanger SAL. It is soooo pretty.

    Lovely crochet!

  4. The stitched card is so cute! The carrot cake looks absolutely luscious! Great pic of all the kites, too!

    1. Thank you Debbie, the cake was very nice although I could only comfortably manage one small piece at a time as the topping made it very sweet :-)

  5. Great stitching I like your granny squares.


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