Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hurrah! Stay off the roads...


Calfy passed her driving test today. It was 6th time lucky :-

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Why I became a hooker



September has been one of those months. Firstly Elby filled the diesel van up with unleaded petrol. Then Calfy took a train with a prebooked £8 fare and had to pay £89 excess because she didn't have her railcard on her. Poppy needs more surgery (on her other ear this time. At least her ears should match afterwards) Then I step on my specs, bending the frames beyond repair....

So, last Saturday I wandered up to the old part of town, determined to learn a new skill, a long held desire, not really planning to profit by it, only to give myself something to do with my hands other than slapping the side of my head.....

I bought a crochet hook and some yarn and to my surprise, produced these by the end of the weekend! It is easier than knitting by a long way, mainly because you can see pretty much straight away when you have gone wrong and wind back. I got all the instructions on Youtube; there are hundreds of people out there who want you to learn how to make a granny square!



Elby is of course very excited that I might make him one of these

or one of these


Pig was less excited when I showed him this


I have made progress and Elby is looking forward to a full set of coasters...


I even taught Calfy to do it last night...





Here are some inspiring crochet creations to keep me persevering :-)