Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Catching up

It's been a while since I wrote to you all - Life just gets busy at times and no time to blog or even crochet.
However, I have finished the long Air Force Blue scarf for B and he is very pleased with it.  He did wear it a couple of times before the weather warmed up.

I also have also been trying my very best to keep up with the Granny a Day project - not very successfully I have to admit and I need to do some catching up.

I also needed to find another project - and with a new baby due in the family, what better than to crochet a baby blanket in Granny Squares?   'He' will arrive in July, but nights can be cool in July so a blanket will be welcome.  Yes, we know it is a boy, so blue and white are the colours I will use.

On Sunday last B and I went to Wisley.  We live fairly close so visit often.  I took my camera, but I did not find a great deal to photograph.  These crocus were a sight to gladden the heart with a joyful reminder that summer will soon be here.

The butterflies were still in the glasshouse, which was so very busy we just whistled through, but we did spot this one which had escaped.

Happy Grannying!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Week 6 - books and yarn

Week six - a very busy week for me - printing approx 1200 labels, labelling approx 600 envelopes, stamping envelopes and then stuffing them all with Society magazines and Show Schedules and then B and I taking them all to the post office.   Good news is this will be the last one I am doing!!   Yay!!

Also had two club evening meetings, so it has been a busy time for me.

I have managed to keep up - just about- with the Granny a Day project, and also B's scarf which is coming along in leaps and bounds, but he says not long enough yet!   I think I need to start a more colourful project - Air Force blue is rather boring.

I did buy a book - Easy Beaded Crochet by Carol Meldrum.  It says it is easy and I hope it is.  The patterns look easy enough and I don't think they will need to have beads.    There are 30 designs for bags, cushions, sweaters, jewellery, scarves, wraps, hats and throws.   Should keep me busy for a while!

We called in at out local Hobbycraft shop yesterday and I picked up more yarn - I do love a good yarn shop!

Happy Grannying!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

An award - how amazing is that?

Thank you Ali at
Hooked! A crochet addicts blogspot
for this wonderful award. 
I am truly honoured!

The rules:
1. Add the award to your blog.   
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

1 - Done
2 - Done - see above - but again http://macscrochet.blogspot.com/
3 -   I am retired
       I have been married for 40 years 
       I have three beautiful granddaughters and one very cheeky grandson
       My three sisters all live in Australia
       My best friend lives in California
       I love to grow Pelargoniums - from species to zonals and everything in between
       I do not like spiders
4 -  Done -see above
5 - I have awarded (in no particular order)the Versatile Blogger award to:-
      Handmade by Kirsty
      Little Deer Fawn
      Hearts Desire
      Gingerbread girl
      Little Woollie
     Yarn round hook
      Lillie Stitches
      A Cottage in Totteridge
      Wexthusets Blog
      Teacup Lane
      Attic 24
      Crafty Rie
      The Sunroom
      Lisa's Chaos
      Crochet with Raymond
6 - I have informed all of the above of the award.

 Thank you again Ali - I love your blogs!      

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Week 5 and Work in Progress

Having finished the Granny squares for my scarf I have made a start on a new colour scheme.  What this will be I do not know yet.  Quite possibly a cushion, but we will see.

The Granny Square scarf is finished, apart from finishing off the sewing up.  I might decide that I want to add more squares, and will make the decision when it is sewn together.

I decided to undo the scarf I was making B.  It was in DK but was, to my mind, a bit thin and like a dishcloth.  I bought some chunky yarn on Saturday and have made a start on the scarf.  I seems a lot more 'scarf-like' to me now and being in chunky yarn is making up quite quickly.  I am working it in treble but into the back of each stitch which gives a nice ridged effect.

We have been to a family party today to celebrate a cousin's 40th birthday.  The food was Indian and as I said I would make a dessert I made this Carrot Halva to keep to the Indian theme.  I have never made it before.  It was delicious and everyone seemed to like it.  However, I doubt I will make it again - I spent two hours yesterday afternoon watching and stirring over the stove.  If anyone has a quicker method of making this delicious dessert, please let me know!

Happy Grannying