Sunday, 18 August 2013

Hearting crochet

At the moment I seem to eat, sleep and dream crochet. I actually crave it when it's not in my hands. I find myself thinking about it when I really should be concentrating on something else. 

My first ever Mandala. This is a pattern taken from the Simply Crochet Magazine issue 7. The instructions suggested using an Aran weight yarn with a 4 mm hook, however, I used a double knit 100% cotton with a 4 mm hook. I'm pretty chuffed with the finished result as these were stitches I'd never used before, and I spent a lot of time on You Tube learning new tricks.

Next up are a couple of motifs I hooked up in a spare hour. Again trying out new stitches. 

I seem to have a few WIPs at present....... Who doesn't? I think it's because I'm so excited about learning something new that I'm itching always to start the next new project.

Next up is a cushion cover I started a few weeks ago whilst on holiday in Normandy. This is hooked up with a bamboo yarn on a 4 mm hook and the pattern is from a granny square book I got off Amazon.

Hehe that's me hooking in bed. Don't you just love a bit of crochet in bed?

Hopefully I'll soon have a finished item to show you...... Haha...... Don't hold your breath.

Away from crochet I'm still as busy as ever being a mummy to Coco baby. Every day she gets more gorgeous. She has two teeth now and this has made her even more cuter... Is that a word? She's saying Dada, Mama, Nana. She can even say row, row, row from row, row, row your boat, although it actually sounds like ra, ra, ra and she rocks backwards and forwards whilst shouting it out. She's such a happy, smiley good natured baby and I feel so blessed.

I'm back at work part time and loving being back with my work buddy's. It feels good to have some adult conversations that don't involve baby talk although most of us are mums or dads so baby talk often creeps into the conversation.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures I took on a recent visit to Bath. These things made me smile muchly

This handsome fella is called Roycey and is a cross between a pointer and a springer spaniel. Although you could be forgiven for thinking he is just another chocolate Labrador as I did. He belongs to a lovely fella who sells the Big Issue magazine and every time I go to Bath we end up chatting.

Big hugs all,



  1. Your daugther sounds so sweet. Wonderful times when they are getting teeth,learning to talk and walk. I dream of crochet too. Last night I was so excited about my project I almost did not want to go to bed. I am working on the Elise Shawl, you can find it on Ravelry, it is very easy, I think you would love it.

  2. I love to crochet and knit in bed, special time to me.