This has been an action-packed week full of fun, adventure and loads of crochet.
A day spent in Salford, mostly at the Imperial War Museum North. It was really a fab time with Laura, finding out about World War 2. We also enjoyed our tram ride into Manchester. See my previous blog post about the day.
Laura and I spent a very pleasant couple of hours at The Lowry, we especially enjoyed looking around the galleries and the exhibitions of Lowry’s work. Of course we had to try to do our own versions but, suffice to say, I think neither of us is going to be famous for drawing or painting. I think I’ll just stick with the crochet and knitting ;-)
Back home and it was a fun morning crocheting at a friends house. It’s our weekly stitch and bitch session but less bitch this week as Laura came too! The afternoon was spent doing orders for posting that I owed. The night time should have been spent crocheting but my mojo had gone. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I had one of those restless nights and couldn’t settle to anything.
Another ebay day to start off with plus time spent getting Laura’s party bag goodies organised. All in all it was a productive day. Plus my mojo came back for a crochet project. I’ve been doing a lot of reading of a blog called Attic 24 by a lady called Lucy. Her crochet patterns are simply divine and so easy to follow. I have been wanting to start the pattern for what is known as a Lucy bag for a while. I did have a try at the back end of last week but could not get the circular base to lie flat. I was so frustrated that I stopped. I decided to try again and picked up the hook and began again. I was so happy with myself because I actually managed it this time! It was a reasonable attempt so I decided to continue with it and give it as a pressie for my Aunt’s birthday. My hook was on fire and got the base and most of the side finished before bedtime.
Laura’s birthday cake which took the morning to make and bake. What a job! It got done but it was not easy. The goodie bags for the cinema were packed and the after party goodie bags were sorted too so the party is good to go. I also rememberedbto book the tickets for tomorrow too!
The afternoon was spent crocheting like a demon. I finished the side, handles and flowers for the bag and it was put together so it will go on Monday.
The finished bag! Ta da!
Laura’s 10th birthday. Wow I feel old! It was a cinema party with us and 3 other friends, followed by pizza at Pizza Hut. They all had a fab time, especially the party girl thankfully! It was a nice quiet afternoon spent crocheting! This week I have also taught myself the ripple pattern from Attic 24 which looks fab. I am doing squares that are rippled to experiment with how they look when joined together. I don’t fancy doing a blanket in this heat – squares would be better. Laura had a great time playing with her presents.
As the Statue of Liberty made with Wammy.
My kind of day spent crocheting. I am practising my ripple stitch and making middles for granny squares whilst trying to use up scraps and part-used balls lof yarn.
My granny squares.
My ripples. I will do more when Laura swims on Monday.
So all in all a busy, productive week.