Friday, 28 February 2014

February flew by...

another random post

Have you ever tried macaroons?  They were featured on The Great British Bake-Off.  They look so perfect, colourful,  sweet and yummy.  But low and behold, what a disappointment, they really don't taste that good at all - I have a sweet tooth but I really don't like the consistency of these

Tunnock's Teacakes, now they're a tasty treat

I finished my Christmas book - an enjoyable, easy read

my daffodils have shot up

and up

the back garden isn't looking so colourful though

We got new neighbours

the cute little Herdwick sheep have moved back into the field next door

A lovely LARGE parcel came for me.  How exciting

containing lots of colourful new wool

lots and lots of new wool

Mr G and I trawled around all the tile showrooms looking for the perfect floor for our kitchen

I know what I like but it's very, very expensive.  I am trying to find something similar but at a fraction of the cost - I'm beginning to wonder if that even exists.  Hence the 'trawling' around! 

I sent a little birthday gift to my friend - Happy Birthday Ginny

MrG and I had lunch out at The Lounge in Penrith

and Jack Frost paid us a visit.  It really was a chilly February.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Copious Crochet

Whilst hibernating over the winter months I have been crocheting away on various projects.

Wooly winter scarves...

My first ever baby blanket...

This sat unfinished until it was revealed that my niece is expecting a little boy so I was able to finish the edging in blue.  Her second son is due at the end of May.

A cotton yarn bowl...

This wool was found in the back of a cupboard when my Dad was having a clear out.  My Mum was a keen knitter and had quite a stash of yarns - that I have now inherited.  I can't knit and I'm relatively new to crocheting so I haven't experimented with different yarns.  This cotton yarn was much thicker than anything I have worked with before and I had to buy a size 10 crochet hook.  It did make for a very quick project.

Tin Covers
Like many others, I have been totally inspired by Lucy at Attic 24.  Theses tuna tin covers make pretty little plant pots for the mini daffodils - a bargain buy at 99p from Morrison's.

And my new WIP is a throw for my living room.  Lovely, soft wool in muted colours.  This is a big project so I'll probably be working on it through the year and hopefully have it finished in time for next winter!