June and Winter…

“There are two seasons in Scotland : June and Winter” Billy Connolly Which pretty much holds true for the rest of the uk at the moment. And June was a bit hit and miss, even so. So what was I doing in june? Firstly… Not climbing this extremely tall pole on a freezing cold day. Do I need mention it was raining to? I went back to Crail Pottery, bought more stoneware, and coveted some bowls. Decided that the fiddly pink blanket I am making For K-k-katie , using the sarah london Wool Eater pattern in six shades of pink, was going to kill my fingers. So I broke out the Sugru and made custom thumb rests in my 4mm and 4.5mm hooks. Visited my mum and dad, who live in an award winning village in Fife, and went to look at the beach. It was high tide, and it … Continue reading

hooked!

There was a long discussion the otherday about what, exactly, one calls a crochet-er. Which doesnt sound right. Crocheteer? Crochet-er ? I voted for hooker, which was surprisingly unpopular with the masses. Can’t imagine why. As you may gather from this, I decided that I wasnt going to mess my wrists up with NaNoWriMo this year. Heck no. Instead I have resumed crochet. Because who needs carpal tunnels anyway? I started small, in october, with a few balls of yarn from my mum’s old stash, and a packet of hooks from amazon, plus my old metal ones. Then I visited strontian with the parental units, and found http://theclippersheep.com . Yarn was purchased. recycled sari silk to be precise. And a wooden hook 7mm. And then I got Stitch and bitch crochet from amazon which led me further into misadventure. Then hobbicraft was having a three-for-the-price-of-two sale on yarn. So, anyway, … Continue reading