It has been a lovely day in Dorset, must nearly be spring! Gathering a few images to see if I can get to grips with this blog lark. I read many, enjoy loads and often think how it is sort of a diary that the author can look back on. Often I am made sad by the happy families (I know that must sound daft) that the blogs talk about, filled with a sense of failure. But onwards and upwards it is just me and my children in my little Poppy Cottage and today, I think, is the start of a positive phase of my life.
So I shall start my blog full of anticipation for the buzz I think something little like my very own blog will bring me.
I had a challenge, a friends Mum wanted a tea cosy for her 80th Birthday. Now I have patterns for loads of knitted ones, some for patch work ones. This one needed to fit a tea pot I didn't really know the size for. She is also a pro knitter (used to own a wool shop!!) so I didn't think my first attempt at a knitted one wouldn't be up to scratch (my standard, not hers). So I had a jumper that I have felted to turn into a bag - one day (My mum loves this new term felted - she just calls them mistakes that you hide!!) . So I cut off the sleeves and set to work. I am very proud of how it turned out.
After finding http://www.attic24.typepad.com/ I picked up my crochet hook again and have started on my first Granny Square blanket. The main wool came from Rumpelstiltskin at http://www.broadwindsor-crafts.co.uk/. It was payment for putting together and adding photos
to Tania's Newsletter and Workshop programme. And I have got the other co ordination colours from various wool shops. I have been watching Youtube to see how to join the squares, Marmalade helped me on this one before I up-picked it and started again.
Back when I was growing up our neighbour would crochet for hours and I remember she would try and teach me, I thought I was too young and would half listen, have a go. Now I look back and can't believe that I used to have this fountain of knowledge wanting to share it with me at my finger tips. Even up until a year ago when my Mum asked if I wanted the last of Mrs Plums blanket I said no. Thank fully my Mum never got around to taking it to the Charity shop. So now I am the very proud owner of a very special blanket. Thank you Lucy for inspiring me to pick it up again.