This week saw the celebration of mine and Molly’s birthday’s together. We have managed to spread it over a week with a special birthday tea with Nanny and Granddad on our birthday then continuing on to the weekend celebrating with friends and a lunch treat mid week.
I was lucky enough to get a new pair of boots for the yard; no more wet feet! My old boots leaked at the heel and the zip had completely stuck meaning I had to use plastic bags inside to stop me from getting completely soaked. Plus they came with a label describing them as ‘young and different’. Perfect!
Molly got a box full of bath bombs from Rebecca Soaposh. She hasn’t tried any yet but they smell so good and are SLS free.
Other than the birthday celebrations, I been part of a collection of people who have supported Clare Knackered Psycho and project to raise funds to allow her to print her Shawl Club Book which is a collection of crocheted shawl patterns, through the ‘Kickstarter’ platform. The target has now been successfully reached but you have until 10th February to back this project. More details can be found here.
Following on from the completion of the westie cushion earlier on in the month, I am happy to report that I have now received several orders for more cushions. I am almost half way through the first order which is another westie cushion.
I bought a new book over Christmas called Ruby and Custard’s crochet from Amazon and there are a gorgeous pair of mittens calling to me to make them so that is what I am going to do this afternoon, with a cup of mint tea and a chocolate biscuit.
I have started the New Year with a completed project. I have been working on this Westie Cushion from Little Doolally.
The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. I will certainly be returning to buy more. The pattern can be found on Ravelry. If Westies are not your thing there are plenty of other patterns to tempt you for cushions and blankets for all tastes.
Unfortunately I now have to give this cute cushion away as he is a belated Christmas present but I will definitely be making another.
The recipient is a Birman cat owner and so the hat needed to reflect this with dark brown (Stylecraft Special Aran in dark brown) and cream yarn (King Cole Big Value Aran in berber) along with blue eyes.
I used King Cole 4 Big Value ply in graphite and plum and Stylecraft Life 4 ply in black.
I really enjoyed this project as the pattern was easy to follow and gave clear instructions. It also comes with a chart for those who prefer to use this type of pattern. There was enough of a challenge as each row was different to the last but once you had memorised the pattern repeat, it was straight forward to complete. It was a nice project to do in the evening in front of the TV.