Saturday, 19 July 2008
Here I go again
No - you can relax. I didn't crochet this jacket in my sleep. Nor did I lash any pixies in my cellar as Ailsa suggested. This is a jacket I crocheted earlier (always a Blue Peter fan) but never wore as I had made the cast on chain far too tight and it would not button across my Junoesque thighs. I reached it out of the cupboard yesterday and unpicked the side seams. Double crocheted around the edge and then made a chain to lace the side together as it didn't look quite right with a wide split. I may make 2 longer chains and re-lace them later. The jacket was a bodge up from start to finish as I ran out of wool for the yolk and had to use flecked mohair for the yolk but I decided to finish it as I can always wear it as a house jacket in the evenings. The buttons finished up very unevenly spaced so altogether this was one of my OFF day jackets.
I have started another Doris Chan with the vintage Hayfield Fantasia yarn. I have started the Tall Latte as that will leave me scope for doing the neckband and the sleeve edgings in some plain brown toning double knit if I run out of wool before I reach the end. This will be another batch of stash wool used up so I am doing well this year with my stash reduction. Oh Hush yes I know I keep buying more but that doesn't count does it? This is from the bottom of the pile. So it's old stash and not new additions.
I have been madly tidying and hoovering today as I have been offered a set of practically new cream leather 2 and 3 seater sofas and they will arrive when I am in hospital (yeah right I know IF I ever get in hospital). I am hoping to have a trial sit on them this weekend before I get them as I would hate to arrive home to find they are uncomfy and I have got rid of my shabby but extremely comfy huge suite. I am not a lover of leather but have given in under the pressure of constant daily hoovering of the suite that I have and changing throws every day because of my hairy shedding dog. I realize that I will still have to wash throws but that will be half the job it usually is.
I have visions of making 2 granny square throws or brightly coloured chunky afghans in hexagons that I have seen on the net somewhere and thought extremely vibrant. I would like to use some stash but would rather have a co-ordinating colour scheme so that could be my winter project. I just hope that Buster wouldn't rip holes in them with his paws. I feel the cold when I sit on my friend's leather sofa so just know I am going to have to use throws. It will stop the leather getting scratched and dirty by someone who shall remain nameless but is sleeping by my feet.
I have to brave the rain in a little while as Buster doesn't have any tinned food for his dinner tonight. I can manage with something from the freezer or store cupboard but I doubt if Sir Buster would be impressed with egg on toast or a bacon butty for his dinner. He is not a biscuit only kind of dog so would be horrified with a bowl full of biscuits instead of his usual fare.