When I went to the craft fair recently with my craft group, I bought some decopatch materials. I'd been wanting to try it for a long time. There was a workshop at the fair, so a couple of friends and I had a go. I made a heart that is now hanging in our kitchen and bought a horseshoe for a friend's wedding, and a little elephant for myself. I decorated them yesterday. The horseshoe still needs the addition of ribbon and a couple of flowers, I need to get strong glue. I really enjoyed it, it's quite easy and I think, ideal for small gifts. I have a few ideas for gifts and things I would like to make for our home.
My friend managed to fix the baby blanket for me! She says it looks as though I randomly knitted about ten purl stitches in the middle of the garter stitch blanket, which created a kind of trough that was really noticeable. She used some of the yarn and a darning needle, and sewed over the bad bit to make it look the same as the rest of the blanket, very clever! So now I just need to get the lacy border sewn on and all the ends sewn in, and I can give the blanket to the new baby after all. I'm very pleased.
In other knitting news, as I said in my last post the wurm hat is now finished. I am really pleased with it and the weather is still cold enough to get some wear out of it. I'm trying to knit a couple of squares of my poncho most evenings and today I am going to try to get the baby blanket finished. I am also having another go at learning to crochet. Wish me luck with that, as I am the most crochet challenged person in the world. The same friend who fixed the blanket helped me with the crochet last night, and she is so patient, and I seem to understand what she is talking about, which helps! Watch this space.
I'm reading The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope and finding it quite difficult to get into. I will give it a little bit longer before giving up. So far this year it seems books have to really grip me for me to have any patience with them whatsoever. I have three books for book group next week and I am partway through and struggling with all of them. I guess it's me.
This week I discovered that an Erasure concert I went to in 1990 is on YouTube, and spent a happy hour listening/singing along, and then watched the Erasure DVD that the Young Philosopher gave me for Christmas. I wold love to see them in concert again so I am following Andy Bell on twitter and keeping an eye on them. I can't imagine the Prof will want to go, but I think I might be able to talk my friend Lisa or my brother into it, they were both there the first time! I have some great photos of us dressed in Erasure t-shirts and baseball caps, on our way to the concert. One day I will have to dig them out and post them here.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along and Dawn Suzette's Make and Listen Along
What are you knitting/reading/making/listening to?