Firstly I need to apologise, I have not been keeping you up to date for almost a year, how is it that life gets in the way, I mean we have to live it but do we have to live it so hard?
Now just because I haven’t been blogging doesn’t mean I have haven’t been busy with my hooks and yarn, in fact looking back over the last year I have done quite a lot, and again it’s not till you look back in life (at anything) you realise how much you have done is it?
Take 5 minutes, pick a date range, analyse it and jot down what you have done, doesn’t matter how small or large it is, I bet you’ll be surprised. Do let me know of course.
So now we are into 2019, crazy hey, who remembers 1999 thinking wow the year 2000, and the cyber world will have a meltdown at the stroke of midnight, did it? no!!! anyway where has that time gone? Happy New Year Cosies, what do you plan to do this year? Personally I just want to be happy and content – Crochet wise my resolution is to master c2c crochet. for all you none crochet readers that’s the term for corner to corner crochet, best known for blankets.
I have already mastered the increase, really please with myself, quite surprised with how quick and easy it works up to be honest (that is now I know what I am doing). The decrease has commenced, I’ll be honest this hasn’t gone as smoothly, But, I believe I am getting the hang of it now. With c2c you can create some great blanket designs which is my aim so I’ll let you know how that goes and what I create.
This yarn is just gorgeous, brought from Material Girl – Sutton-in-Ashfield, it is dyed this way so is making it’s own pattern as it develops.
Secondly – I will be blogging more, I have enrolled into the College of Media and Publishing and just submitted my first assignment on blogging, wish me luck, student again at my age, oh what am I doing lol mid-life crisis?? how can you tell lol, anyway I’m loving it so who cares. Any advice good or bad will be greatly appreciated.
I also started this on the 1st Jan, the idea being you crochet a row per day for a whole year, dependant on the daily temperature determines the colour that is used. Now there are several variations of these over social media but its great taking this journey with the 100’s to 1000’s also doing it throughout the world. I decided to take the days daily average temperature and to use different shades of the selected colours. It appears to be coming on nicely however not much variance between yellow and green at the moment, I do think with temperatures set to plummet this week I may drop down into a blue (I do hope so).
I chose a Granny Stripe Blanket, and the eagle eyed ones will notice that day 1 was yellow on the left, on the right it’s green, yes this got left out and a curious cat decided it would be great to undo the whole row and play with it frantically arount the living room. Grrr so start again I do, with a colour change on the temperatures, she did me a favour 😉
The Two Knits
A local yarn shop I have been meaning to frequent for quite a while now happened today. Wow I wanted to move in, floor to ceiling yarn, hooks, needles, buttons, ribbons OMG everything I was seriously spoilt for choice and of course I couldn’t leave without a purchase. My obsession at the moment is sock yarn, which is not the cheapest of yarns so if you know of where I can this at a reasonable price then please do let me know. Anyway 3 more balls of sock yarn went into a bag and that contactless beeped and off I ran in the rain all excited to my car. The words muttered to myself being “you nutter” once in the dry. Just couldn’t resist. I do hope you will agree.
Just look – I think I’m turning into a yarn magpie 🙂
Right I best go and do my next row on my Temp Blanket, then c2c or socks, and if socks which yarn oh my life???? Life is full of decisions, what are you currently grappling with? let me know
Take Care Cosies
Will be back soon