Sunday, 11 April 2010
Shawl Drying in the Sun
It's a beautiful sunny day today.Still a bit on the cold side for sitting outdoors but nevertheless a nice day.I have finished the second shawl from the Contemporary Crochet book by Sys Fredens. This one is called the Shell Pattern Shawl and I made it from 4 x 100 grams of Sirdar Gemini Brushed Chunky.As the wool came from an old lady's stash is smelt a little musty so I have washed it and it is drying on the line. A good blow will get rid of any lingering odours.This shawl is for my niece Vic.
Today I have been out in the garden trying to mow the lawn. I have managed to cut the middle but the edges got the better of me and I couldn't get down to the bottom layer of the garden at all as the steps are so steep.. A lot of people on my street have a gardener who comes every couple of weeks or so and mows the lawn and gives the place a bit of a tidy. I think that he would have to give me an estimate for clearing it up first before it gets to the manageable state. Realistically speaking I am not going to be able to mow the lawn or take care of anything until I get my knees sorted out and it is nice to look out onto something tidy rather than a wilderness which is what it will become if it doesn't get mowed regularly. I would like a bit of colour out there with some flowers as well.
I managed to restart the black crochet last night and did a couple of rows. The trouble with crocheting shawls with thick wool and huge hooks is that when I return to 'normal' crochet it felt like sewing thread and a tiny hook when in fact it was a 4mm hook and double knit. I expect that I will get back into the rhythm of it soon.
I have just closed my patio doors even though it is sunny as I had a huge bee come in and it took forever to find it's way out again. I am allergic to bee stings so try to give them a wide berth wherever possible.