Hello. I'm still on holiday from work, and, I have to say loving it. last night was the first Friday night I have spent at home, not working, for, maybe six months (trying to think!!)
I spent it trying to keep two of Jasper's chicks alive, being Agony Aunt to a friends partner (they have just split up) and making tea, bit awkward, as I can see it from both sides but don't like the way it has happened, but she is a good friend, so I just listened. It was OK.
Have a look at this blog http://juliacrossland.blogspot.com/2010/09/toasty-mitts.html
She has just very kindly made an e-book, have a look. I have started making the mitts. I never knew you could make a rib with crochet!!! Opens up a whole new world!!! Boy I must get out more!!
It is one of those skeins of wool that costs a bloody fortune and you don't know what to do with it but your HAVE to have it!!
Then I have finished these, made with yarn prom a swap from this lady. Boy I wish I could see her knit, she knits SO much and SO fast!!
It is so soft, made with possum fibre.
sewed in the ends of this............ pattern from here. So easy.
Quality controlled checked by the man of the house!!
And now I am sat in the warm, with a cup of coffee, making Mum's birthday present (an alpaca version of the cowl) with warm dry feet (Sorry Jose) watching Glastonbury. I can SEE the bands, I can HEAR the bands, I haven't had to walk miles to get to a different stage, I have just clicked a mouse (talking of mice, just caught the blighter who had taken up residence in the kitchen dresser!!).
Josie and both of her Aunts (my sisters) are wallowing in mud as I type this!!
Mumford and Sons, think I am in deeply in lust with the lead singer!!! If I was 20 years younger...........