Monday 14th November – I learned to crochet under the expert tutelage of Catherine [Kids and Capers] whilst sitting in Mags’ lounge. Wednesday 23rd November, less than 10 days later, I finish my first project whilst sitting with with girls at Sewing Club!
Here is my baby blanket – one exceedingly large granny square. It will be passed on to Dave Ford to take out to the maternity hospital in Morocco next time he goes. I am ridiculously excited to have learned a new craft – and glad that Project #1 is actually something that will be of use to someone. Thanks Catherine for teaching me, Mags for the hook and ball of green wool, [and coffee and encouragement as I climbed the learning curve]
The remaining wool was from my Great Stash – and will be counted as part of my November declutter [which is not going so well, I admit – I have not been diligent enough with that challenge!]
I confess, I was crocheting at midnight on Tuesday night, as I sat up to watch the Gorgeous Gareth and the Military Wives. Having heard them on Chris Evans’ Show at Breakfast in the morning, I wanted to catch the last programme of the series.
It was excellent– and I hope their Christmas release is successful. [There’s a good article about it all here]