So you all thought I dropped off the face of the earth and disappeared?? Nah..I just took a little break from blogging and trying to get back into the swing of things after the new year. So how was it, did you all have a good new year? Mine? Hectic, busy, caotic, loud, migraine, in a few words.
I have been spending a lot of time on Ravelry and I think most of you have already signed up. As a result and me included, our blogs have been a little quiet, neglected and so my blog reading has suffered too, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about you all, NO!! So if you see me on Ravelry, do drop me a message and say Hi!!
So what has been keeping me busy lately? Well, the Chevron Scarf is finished.
I love the colours and the overall effect of this just using one skein of sock yarn in varigated colours. I wouldn’t mind doing another one 🙂 If you haven’t already knitted one, what you waiting for??
Just before New Year, I had the sudden urge, I don’t know what brought it on but the urge of wanting to master crochet, something I’ve always wanted to try and learn and geesh, is pattern reading hard. At first, it was talking riddles to me, all gobbledegoosh, chain, double crochet, treble and to make things worst, some of the stitches are different in the US to UK!!! How confusing is that?? Nothing was talking to me. Oh yeah, I can do it a simple granny square, yeah simple? No, I sat all day with crochet hook and 4 chains in one hand, not knowing what to do. I even asked Mr Snobs to translate the pattern. Did he help. well what do you think? lol
I set about trying to start the Babette Blanket, you’ve probably heard or seen the craze on this and the desperation of trying to find the magazine which it is printed in, which is now sadly out of print. Yes, pretty, looks easy, no problem. Almost 3 days later, lots of frustration, sweaty moments and tantrums, did I manage to get going with the help of the original designer and friends who all happened to be on Ravelry (thank goodness!!)
My first sample swatch for Babette..
and not only that….a new kind of crocheting…freeform crochet
Aren’t they cute?
What I am hoping to do with these is to crochet about 40 of them in various colours and join them together to make a cushion. I haven’t quite mastered them yet and still need lots of practice but I do like the overall effect of them. Cute 🙂
So what is currently on my needles at the moment? I’ll tell you another time 🙂
There’s some yummy yarns that I want to show you too.