More Than You Can Shake A Stick At !!!!

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The sewing has taken a back seat (bad girl) as the crochet bug has bitten BIG STYLIE!

I have a crochet, coffee and chats morning coming up with some lovely ladies who attended my Absolute Beginners sewing workshop last summer, so in the interest of being sure my proposed beginners crochet project is suitable I have trialled many yarns and as a result I have had several projects on the go at once! In fact we have here photographic evidence that I crochet anywhere …. DD2 had a hospital appointment and I expected a bit of a wait so I sat there crocheting. Some of the looks I got did make us chuckle as some of the faces had the look of ‘ oh gosh, it’s witchcraft’ 😉 image

imageWell I had better make the most of it as the time is rapidly approaching when I will have to rejoin the workforce and time will not be so readily available to me (Boooooooo!)

I have however after all this trialling settled on a fantastic acrylic yarn by James Brett called Marble Chunky and the great thing is it comes in a 200g ball so this will be sufficient for the task in hand, no yarn changes to break the spirit of my new learners 🙂

Additionally I have continued with my exposure therapy and have been out LOADS, even on my own. It really is beginning to work as I feel less and less unwell when I am out now. To the point that DD2 and I are gadding off to France on the Eurostar next week for a day trip. We did intend to go to Amsterdam on a budget airline but for some reason the flights are pretty costly at the moment so we’ve decided to drive to Folkestone and do the 35 minutes on the train under the English Channel. Trying not to think on that, a bit scary 😦  

Part of my ‘getting my act together’ has been reverting to a good old-fashioned hand written diary  that I am keeping copious notes and lists in. Although I don’t tend to get everything done, I do find I get a lot more done and my head doesn’t seem to have the never ending chatter that just increases my anxiety. All in all going quite well

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1 ball of 200g down, 1  more to go

1 ball of 200g down, 1 more to go

almost finished, just one more edge to shell stitch and done. I LOVE the colours in this James Brett

almost finished, just one more edge to shell stitch and done. I LOVE the colours in this James Brett

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Geraldine
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 02:00:55

    sounds like a whole lot of fun!

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  2. CurlsnSkirls
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 02:30:04

    Am so proud of you for all your over-comings! And enviously green at your planned trip – take lots of photos & enjoy your reward to the max!!! xxxxx del

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  3. The Twisted Yarn
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 16:10:35

    Brilliant on the crochet front and the courage front! I wish more people would knit/crochet in public. It does trigger some odd comments, though. Once I was busy knitting a cushion cover and a man asked “Oh, you’re doing some embroidery?” Erm………. well, no.

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