What does winter mean to you? What pictures does your mind conjure? I think of food, being indoors cosy or outdoors well wrapped up with hats and scarves. Despite having a poor summer we have had a mild autumn and as I said before our plants are confused by the weather not knowing whether to bloomer die. I have certainly been indoors more than out and of course this means craft and cooking.last year I waited too long to buy pumpkins and ended up with none so made sure that didn’t happen this year so I would have my pumpkin muffins.
I have missed art glasses recently but still aiming to finish any new projects started which I did over two weeks with the pears above. Might even frame them for the kitchen! I’m not sure what my plans are for the new year but definitely aim to simplify life which may mean not attending regular art classes.
This is one of the first blankets I started for my sitting room. It’s sitting on the back of the chair where Smudge likes to sit and watch out.i thought the solid granny squares would look well with the stripes but it did tend to make it wave at one end even though I thought I had it worked out well with one swpquare to eight rows of granny.i love it anyway and so does Smudge.
I started this C2C in the coach to Dublin and will be keeping it in the car as a time passer as no pattern to consider .its using stylecraft yarn as well as King cole.two rows of king cole multi colour then two dark pink, two light pink( not exact colour names) pink, two white, two yellow and then repeated.as it is girlie colours will do a frilly edging of some description. I have written to stylecraft to ask them to make a similar colour in their Wondersoft as the knee they have has blue in it. I feel you either go for blues or pinks but not both in one blanket.
I am presently working on Sophie’s universe above with stylecraft Aran. It’s strange using a bigger hook and heavier yarn as haven’t done so in a while and also remembering to convert from USA crochet terms. Coffee and craft continue with mostly crochet at the moment with some Christmas card making going on. Over £139 raised in November so thanks to everyone for that which will be going to Kiwoko.