Category Archives: Anniversaries
I’ve been really lax about keeping my Blog up to date over the last few months. Unfortunately, both myself and Mr Night Owl are having various health problems, which have taken both the urge to write and, frankly, the energy to do so, right away from me – and anybody who knows me at all well, will know just how bad things are if I can’t do that!
But I just had to write this today because, as I was just checking my emails, I found an email from WordPress wishing me a Happy Anniversary, as I’ve been with them for 2 years today!
Where does the time go?
. . . . . and now I sound like an old Granny, who can’t quite work out how she got to be that person, instead of the young thing she still is in her head! Lol
Once I’ve got some energy back, I’ve got some pics of the stuff I’ve been crocheting ever since my last post about the subject, and I’ll put them on here, with all the usual details – but, until then, I do hope you are all having a better time of it than we are at present 🙂
I didn’t realise – at least, until I just read a message from WordPress – that it’s been exactly a year since I started this blog!
My word! Doesn’t time fly! 🙂
I got my certificate through at last and, although I was excited that it had come, I was also a little disappointed at how flimsy the paper was that it was printed on 😦
But, at least it’s here at last, and Hubby immediately went out to get a suitable frame for it, and it’s now hanging up on the living room wall 🙂
As I told you before, I’ve taken up crocheting to while away the time, and I have to say that I’m really delighted with how well I’ve taken to it. I know my work is still a bit rough around the edges, so-to-speak, but I’m really enjoying creating stuff that’s going to be useful to loved ones.
The first things I made were a series of headband/ear-warmers for my daughter, in a variety of colours, so she can keep her head and ears warm this winter. As she’s got a head full of dreads, she’s finding it difficult to find anything suitable to wear around them, and my stuff has really fit the bill, I’m glad to say 🙂
Here’s a picture of one of them:
This is made with a Dusky Lilac DK Acrylic Wool, and a 5.00mm hook.
The Yellow rose was made with the same gauge of wool and hook.
I got the patterns free from:
The Rose pattern can be found at:
I also made her my first crocheted pair of fingerless loves, which she was really happy to get, as she had just given away her only pair to a Jamaican friend she’d met up with at her latest mini festival, and who was freezing cold in our so-delightful weather. Lol
They’re not perfect, but I didn’t think they were too bad for my first attempt, and Brex loves them, so that’s all that counts really 🙂
Here they are:
These were made with an Emerald Green DK Acrylic Wool and 4.00mm + 4.5 mm hooks.
I got the pattern from:
On the subject of crocheting, I’ve been searching the internet for projects to make, and have come up with enough stuff to keep me busy for the next 5 years! 🙂
I’ve also come across Plarn – yarn made out of all those useless carrier bags that take centuries to break down!
I actually made a big ball of it, just out of the bags we’ve got stored at the moment, and I plan to make a pair of long-sleeved fingerless gloves for my daughter, which she plans to use with a costume she’s making for her stilt-walking/fire dancing work. We’re both looking forward to see how they turn out, and I’ll put a photo of them on here – that’s if they turn out okay, of course! 🙂
It was our 29th wedding anniversary yesterday (8th) and, as most of our friends have to work, we decided to invite them over for a meal this Saturday just gone. A good family friend makes an awesome Rogan Josh curry, so we based our meal around that. The food turned out well, and we all had a great time.
One of our friends, Hannelore – a fantastic craftswoman, had made me the most gorgeous jewellery set I’ve ever seen – a torc necklace that fits me perfectly, and a pair of lovely dangley earrings to match.
My daughter took a picture of me wearing them, so I’m posting them for everyone to see (although the picture doesn’t do them the justice they deserve) – and also a link to Hannelore’s shop, where she’s got some awesome stuff up for sale, in a variety of mediums, and prices – you really should have a look, as I think her stuff is amazing!:
Here’s her Blog, where she shows how she makes some of her stuff, and also shows some of her artwork, which is also fantastic to see:
You can also ‘meet’ her at the following places:
I’m just going to finish off with a couple of pictures of my girl, waiting to do what she does best – dancing with her fire wings at the Burning Man Festival, which has just taken place in the USA 🙂
|Brex getting ready to perform her fire dance.|
|Brex performing in front of the Burning Man|
I’m so very proud of my girl! 🙂