Hello, I'm back! Sorry to be so quiet for so long. I was on hols for nearly three weeks and just haven't felt up to blogging since I got back.
But today I have had a lovely day. I flew over to Cuckoo's nest and as well as having a good ole chinwag, she taught me to crochet properly. I have tried it before and made some little granny squares but had never really got to grips with it, but now I really feel I can get going. Here's what I did this morning:
I am calling it the banana. It is yellow because I used yellow wool, but we don't know why it is bendy. Perhaps I added extra stitches in my enthusiasm. I've decided to add it to a t-shirt as a collar in a Victorian stylee (I AM joking before you think I am a crazy person).
I haven't had such a nice day since I got back from holiday. We had an amazing time (post to follow) but since we've been back there has been so much to do. The plasterer came whilst we were away to do the dreaded music room and the downstairs bathroom, so amongst other stuff, I've had lots of painting to do. I've managed to get all the emulsion done, and it is looking pretty good so far:
This weekend Mr D is hopefully going to put in some architrave and skirting so that we can get carpet fitted by Christmas. The plan is for it to be a music-slash-dining room (the slash is pronounced as per Graham Norton on Radio 2) and I would like to have dinner in there over Christmas - we are going to my mum's on the day but I am thinking of a lovely festive dinner a deux.
In other exciting news, the chimney sweep has been today so I am writing this next to a lovely blazing fire. A bit extravagant as Mr D is out at a Nanowrimo write-in this evening but you have to have a bit of extravagance sometimes.
Right I must be off - there is crochet to be done! I have good intentions of blogging more often, fingers crossed! Lots of love to you all. xxxx
Sneaky update: Seeing as I am so good at making bendy crochet I gave rippling a try: