Yes it is Sunday morning, so why am I here?
Well, hubby left while it was dark this morning to play golf and I thought I would catch up with blog-world.
Now I do have something to show you, but the weather has been overcast for almost 2 weeks now. And I really think it has gotten confused and thinks it is now Autumn, a little cool, not Spring, a little warm. ☺
I wanted to take a nice, sunshiney photo, but it seems to be going against me - so you will have to just get a glimpse of it.
Now before I show you, I will tell you the story ....... didn't I mention something about that in the last post
About a month ago I mentioned that I was not alone in the hospital waiting room crocheting. So while us ladies chatted and compared notes - I really admired her lovely pattern, which was for a baby blanket. She could not remember the name, so I tried to work it out by looking at it - Nope, not my forte!!!! I could not follow what she was doing - I was chatting and working on my project at the same time - I'm just not that talented ☺ She did mention it was really easy and was always her fall-back pattern.
So I have been scouring the net, but unfortunately I really needed to see a close up of the stitches to confirm I had the right pattern - it took me a few weeks of searching to find that close up - came close lots of times, but was never quite sure. Then I spotted a close-up of some-ones project on Ravelry - Yahoo!!!! I found it.
Now hubby's cricket season has started and this has become a perfect, no actually PERFECT, pattern to work
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I will show you a little glimpse
Firstly, I am working this in Paton Australia's Smoothie - an acrylic which is not usually my choice.
It has been discontinued and a bargain is a bargain
And I was very surprised how soft and squishy and SMOOTH!!! this yarn is
Ok all good so far
But there is one drawback, and for me a MAJOR one
See if you can spot it in the photo ....
Yep, it sure is splitty
Lucky I'm using a slightly rounded head crochet hook
I still have to be careful that all the strands are looped
This would be so difficult knitting or crocheting with a pointy head
You really can't see the pattern too well with this yarn, but it is still working up so lovely
It looks like a basket-weave when done in one colour - another project which I will definitely be starting shortly in more male colours, or in neutral colours
As today is D3's hubby's birthday and D3's is on Wednesday, I am off to have lunch with them and D2 and partner and a whole lot of other invitee's.
Eventually hubby will join us to
But he will miss out on the scrumptious lunch
Hope you all enjoy your day of rest