Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Been a while...

Crikey, how did that happen? It's mid-December and I've yet to blog. Oops!

Well, I'm still waiting eagerly for snow.  I have resisted the urge to tape a ruler to the window. To be honest, we seem to be going through a patch of warmer, wetter weather and it feels a bit like it will NEVER snow. *sigh*

Anyway, whilst moping about hoping for snow, I've been twiddling with yarn and hook. I finally finished a cushion which has been hanging around for ages. You can see it in this post here from March. Honestly, nine months to finish a cushion which was essentially finished. Anyway, the reason it took so long was because I didn't like the closing. I was originally aiming for a fold-y over thing, like the two-year cushion (spot a theme here...?), but I just wasn't feeling it for this one. So I'd pick it up, crochet a bit, not like it, frog it, then put it down for another month or six.  Finally, I have finished it. I am happy with it. I like it. I might even struggle to list it and sell it.

I need to pull together camera and cushion next time there's better light, as this is the only decent shot I have of it at the moment, but like I said, I like it.

I can't actually believe it took me so long to decide on four buttons. Shocking, isn't it?

While it may have taken forever to finish this cushion, there has been another cushion and a shawl, a some fiddling with granny patterns since my last post. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you'll have seen snippets.  I'll follow up with a proper blog post soon.

And in other news, I have not put up my Christmas decorations. They'll go up on 24th December for 12 days only. I feel like the last woman in England not to be tripping over tinsel and blinded by the blinking of a thousand fairy lights, but there it is. Not that I'm not looking forward to Christmas (I have already started the Christmas eating...), it's just that I miss the anticipation. Christmas stuff appears so early in the shops these days, that it can all feel a bit tired and overcooked by the time Christmas actually comes around. Is it just me?

1 comment:

  1. found blog via craft blog uk - love the pillow well done! buttons are an important feature so needs to take time to choose one :0 x