Well, so far so good. We seem to be having a very happy half-term week off, although it would be nice if my daughter could manage to stay in bed beyond 6.15am!
The days have been full, with long dog walks, buying enormous new school shoes (size 9 for my boy!!), getting ready for Hallowe'en and treating myself to a couple of gorgeous new skirts because none of mine fit me any more. I cannot tell you how exciting it was to try on four skirts and have them all fit - five sizes smaller than before!
There's been no spinning, knitting or sewing but there has been oodles of crochet. The Flowers in the Snow was finished two days ago - after two years of lying neglected the last 80% of it was done in two days!
Naturally, whilst racing to finish this blanket my brain was already planning the next one. So, within minutes of sewing in the last end of Flowers in the Snow I had started the foundation chain for another crochet blanket. A Granny Stripe blanket using the tutorial from Lucy at Attic 24.
The idea is to use up all those leftover colours from previous crochetings. That's the idea. The reality involved a quick trip to the local wool shop for a ball or five of other colours that I felt I was lacking!
(this is day one - it's now four times as many rows longer)
It was supposed to be throw sized, to have by the sofa, but something happened and I may have forgotten to stop when doing that foundation row. The throw became a monster of a blanket big enough for our king-size bed. I've done 8164 treble crochet stitches and reckon I have at least four times that many still to go!
Minx has been busy in the kitchen baking for Hallowe'en. We decided against sweets for trick or treat this year and I gave MInx full reign with the food colouring, so we have bright blue cakes with bright green and black icing. Some small children will need scraping off the ceiling after eating these :o)
Happy Hallowe'en to all you trick or treaters out there :o)
p.s. have just realised stoopid blogger has been putting some of your comments into a folder awaiting moderation, so please don't think I've been ignoring you, I just hadn't realised you were there!