Well, this is quite late in the day to be posting but I’ve just been so busy!
Jaycee and Helen stayed at ours last night so this afternoon, after deciding that the weather was too inclement to Geocache, giving up and knitting / tatting, we went for a pub lunch with Jess and Rich. (NOM, apart from the cheesecake, which was atrocious!)
After lunch, Helen and I might have suggested a trip to the craft shop, where we might have purchased some supplies…
I found some discounted Colinette yarn in a really lovely midnight blue colour and some thicker tatting yarn and Helen found some rather scrummy-coloured Noro yarn. We also went to the bead shop, where Helen found some perfect buttons for one of her jumpers. (Which she has assured me she’ll blog a photo of!)
Well, since I’ve been back home this afternoon I’ve been getting on famously with my new tatting yarn and have managed to do this:
It’s half of the pattern I blogged about previously but wasn’t getting on with all that well. I’m chuffed with how quickly it’s coming together and how much easier it’s been to use.
I’ve also been looking up shawl patterns to crochet with my Colinette and I think I’ve settled on this one. Hopefully it’ll be a nice, quick make.
I’m feeling a little guilty for not having spoken to my brother today, on his birthday but no doubt he’ll have been busy anyway so I settled with a text message this morning - the wonders of technology, aiding yet hindering communication! Hopefully he liked his card and present, which I sent back with his wife when they visited.
Tomorrow, if it’s not too wet, will be spent mostly in the garden, clearing weeds / unwanted growths(!) and digging…