Back with a splash!

Hello again. It’s been a while since I last wrote …. all down to a combination of holidays, hot weather and other bits and bobs.

So, it’s good to be back – albeit in rather dramatic fashion. My first crochet session of the autumn just happened to coincide with my lovely daughter’s nomination for me to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of starting our Monday morning with the Magic Loop as I had planned my lovely ladies found themselves armed with iPhone, IPad, camera, towels and a bucket full of icy water.

Hot shower and hot coffee later we got down to the business in hand which was to introduce my group to the endless possibilities of working in the round, using the spiral, increasing and decreasing. The world is your oyster with circular crochet – amigurumis, bags, beanies, doilies, baubles, covers for pebbles to name but a few possible projects. I even found a delightful pattern for the cutest butterfly which I couldn’t resist trying.

 

lovely first project

lovely first project

 

irresistible

irresistible

 

delighted to find a pattern for these little beauties

delighted to find a pattern for these little beauties

 

Really good news last week -one of our local yarn stores, Miju Wools in Gloucester, has just got a reprieve after being threatened with closure – It saddens me when wool shops cannot survive either because the running costs are so high or the customers just aren’t visiting. It is so easy to take these shops for granted and just top up our stashes with online purchases. I simply can’t believe it when people say that nobody knits or crochets anymore but it is definitely true that those of us who do must support local businesses whenever we can.

If you live in the Gloucester area take a look at Miju Wools on Facebook – there’s lots going on there at present and plenty of different daytime and evening classes.

lots going on

lots going on

just look at the colours

just look at the colours

knit and natter

knit and natter

Well, that’s my little bit of support for small businesses done. I’m off to deliver a couple of the Woolly Prawn kits to the shop today along with a few crochet covered stones.

Keep spreading the knitting and crochet love wherever possible.

Jenny x

 

 

 

 

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