You may recall I posted about this fab yarn last Friday. It came with a free pattern for a cute little purse and has proved to be the perfect little project to satisfy my crafty urges this week.
This yarn is quite hard work and it really made my thumb ache to crochet with it!!
The finished result was worth the pain and I now have a lovely little purse to carry a few essentials.
I couldn't bear to waste any of the yarn so I decided to make a crocheted flower. As this turned out somewhat rigid I added a hanging thread and it's now hanging in my window. I also adapted the purse pattern to make a cute little pouch for my MP3 player.
Seeing them all together like that they reminded me of something.
I think they look just like these:
photo borrowed from here
Now then - let it not be said that I don't keep up with the trends. It's just that sometimes - most of the time - I keep up with them a bit later than everyone else!
Mostly 'cos I'm utterly contrary and don't like being told what I must or most not do/like etc.
This little series of books came out that everyone was raving about. Hah - some people even camped outside bookshops to get hold of them! Some have even been made into films!
I've seen all the films several times and have enjoyed them all. I even borrowed and read the first two books some time ago before giving up a short way into the third.
However, with two children who are becoming gradually more confident in their reading I decided, with the help of four bargain charity shop purchases, to start to collect the series.
I bought two others from Mr Amazon himself and now have just the final book to buy.
I'm holding out for either another charity shop find or the imminent paperback release before I complete the collection.
So, in between working, crocheting and finishing up some swap goodies to be posted tomorrow - this week I are mostly been readin' 'Arry Potter (imagine Jesse's voice here if you will :) ).
Progress so far is good - verging on the obsessive - if you count reading outside the school gates, whilst boiling the kettle, whilst drying my hair and whilst bathing the Minx.
As a result I've almost finished book three - and so far the best - The Prisoner of Azkaban.
After this one it's on to the big boys and they may take a bit more reading......just as well really as Deathly Hallows isn't out in paperback until 5th July!!!
I'm in celebratory mood tonight as I have tomorrow off!!!
My first proper day off all to myself since I started work 7 weeks ago! (Weekends and school holiday not included as I get even less time to myself at such times!)
Mwah ha ha ha haaaaa - it's mine all mine I tell you!!!!
After a quick whizz to the post office and the hairdresser tomorrow morning I will
Going now......blog reading may have to be neglected as I only have 80 pages to go........