Sunday, February 5, 2012


Don't you just love rows of things in pretty colours? Whether it's wool, jars, flowers, doesn't matter, I just love them. This was a box of threads that I have had for ages and got out the other day to take a black one out to use. I don't think I will ever use the bright coloured ones, they are too pretty to look at!
Forgetting to put my gloves on while spray painting a blank album wasn't the best idea I ever had, either........I had to scrub the paint off with a pumice stone!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crochet in the Car

This is my new best friend. This little plastic bag comes with me every time I get in the car, complete with one or two balls of wool and my crochet hook. It's incredibly relaxing and I get SO much done - which probably says more about the state of our traffic than about my crocheting abilities. I used to bring my knitting with me, but since I finished The Blanket, I have gone back to crocheting, which I always preferred anyway. No nasty long pointy things to prod you and fall down the side of the car seat. Just one little rounded hooky thing which sits neatly on my lap when I have to inch forward a couple of feet towards the red light. And it seems to grow so fast, I got 3 rounds done the other day...........again, that says a lot about the state of our traffic, I was only in the car for 20 minutes! This is another present I'm constructing so I can't show too much of it, and to be honest, I get more done in the car than anywhere else since I am at home so little these days. I catch up a bit at the weekend and then it's back to the car again. It's lovely to be productive in a traffic jam though, traffic is SUCH a waste of time and everyone gets so grumpy and impatient. Not me, out comes the hook and the wool and off I go into my own little world, creeping along to my destination (where I sometimes sit and finish off the round!). This particular project is over half way there, so hopefully it will be finished before too much longer. Now, what I want to know is - can I bring a crochet hook through airport's no worse than a pen or an fact it's a lot LESS pointy than an umbrella!!