Monday, 17 September 2012
I seem to have been crocheting a lot more recently - I suppose it is because I am a very slow knitter so I can whip up a crochet accessory in one or two evenings whereas with knitting it would probably take me at least a week.
I bought the coat (below) in the M & S sale in January but have not worn it yet so I crocheted these accessories to wear with it this winter.
Talking of knitting, I have had an Aran sweater for John on my needles for months. I have finished the back but after working half the front I realised I had made a mistake near the bottom. I could have left it, it was only one stitch wrong but I know it would bug me if I left it so thought I would unravel it row by row down to the offending stitch.
Well, the pattern is so complicated and the stitches twisted and crossed so much that I just cannot get them back on the needles in the right direction so I really have no alternative but to undo it right the way down to the ribbing and start again, eek! Do you ever have a project that you end up hating? For me it is this.
Although I stitched this Airedale Terriers design a while ago I only just got around to having it framed. I used a new framer as my old one had put their prices up a lot. However, it stil cost me 52 pound which I thought was a bit excessive considering I just chose a plain mount and frame. I don't know why they charge so much, it puts me off getting some of my other work framed. The design is from a company called Faces. I think they have closed the business now which is a shame as they produced some really lovely designs.
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
On 8th July 2012 we attended a charity walk to raise funds for the VRCC which treats dogs and cats who have cancer. They are trying to raise 100,000 pounds to replace an urgently needed 6 million volt linear scanner. The day raised over 1,200 pounds and we all had a fun day in spite of the gloomy weather.