I do hope that all who celebrated Easter had a blessed weekend :) Mine was a lovely one...spent with family and friends and doing what I love! We have another longgggg weekend coming up here in South Africa....the 27th of April marks the first free democratic elections, so Monday will be a lovely day off...and then ofcourse May 1, being Worker's Day will mean another day off! Schools here will be closed that entire week, so I've taken the week off work and hopefully we'll head out somewhere and have fun with the kiddies)
Can you actually believe that a quarter of 2014 has gone? Yikes! Very soon shops will be resounding with "Jingle Bells" and "Fa la la la lahhhh" :)
Did you get some stitching done this weekend? Or did you just spend the time relaxing and vegetating?
I spent my IHSW working on "The Castle", which will be my main project until I get it done ....what with middle bug constantly peering at my hoop and saying "Are you only *that* far with it????" (with much disbelief and derision at my inability to stitch faster than a snail!) I think I had best concentrate on getting it completed or I will have no peace!
This is how far I'd got by Sunday evening....
|Close up of the froggies|
With only 3 more rows of the moat water to go, I'll be starting with the rest of it pretty soon! If I don't get distracted that is!
Distracted? By what you may wonder! Well....after almost 5 years of promising to have a go at crochet, and countless missed starts and failed attempts, I managed to play with hook and yarn yesterday!
|Practising single and double chain|
That doesn't look like much...and really it wasn't meant to! I just wanted to have a try at practising single chain and double chain before attempting a granny square! (which, I admit, is the main reason I wanted to learn to crochet)
So after numerous wonky starts and a number of muttered beepy words....the first round!!!
I'm using a YouTube tutorial by Melanie Ham (she has a lovely useful blog too...the link will take you over to her site)..starting and stopping as I go along. I'll continue with another round this evening, before I do some more on the Castle :)
Hope you all have a wonderful week doing what you love :)