Time flies

Well I wish I could tell you I had been super duper busy doing all sorts of exciting thing, which was why I hadn’t written a post on my blog for nearly 6 months. In reality I’ve been poorly, surprisingly enough, busy doing I’m not quite sure what and trying to get my website looking good.  Oh and signing up for some affiliate programmes so that if you do happen to click on any links in my blog and buy anything I might get a few pennies from it.  I think we can safely say I failed on the last on the getting my website to look good as no matter what I do I seem to make it look worse than it did before. I think it’s time for some help from the professionals now! As for being poorly, I don’t know about having a PhD in Design Engineering I think it’s actually in finding every bug under the sun to infect myself with.  I keep saying to myself I’m going to be well but it just doesn’t seem to happen.

Hey ho lets see what the rest of the year brings!

What have I really been doing?

I have actually done some relatively interesting things since January as well. I’m sure you must remember from my previous ramblings that I love to crochet and well I have to admit I have somewhat of a large stash of yarn hidden away in my cupboards. All of which is just in case of a yarn shortage at any time in the future or the possibility of another ice age. I’m sure those of you who have a similar yarn addiction understand exactly where I am coming from!  I mean if we have another ice age we will need all the yarn we can find so we can knit and crochet as many blankets, jumpers, hats, socks and anything else you can think of.

Pixie Helping with Crochet

I digress, as I am prone to do! So I have this yarn stash and in it I found I have a huge amount of cotton yarn. In my stash busting, I want to make something useful and quick mood I have the fabulous idea of thinking 🤔 about making washcloths and dishcloths. Now I know this isn’t revolutionary and I’m way behind the times. Yes, yes you all have your giggle going ‘has she only just caught onto this idea’. In my defence I hadn’t opened my cupboard doors for a long while so I hadn’t come up with this stash busting idea before now. Also I’m normally making jewellery or crocheting blankets, so nah!

The Process

My next step was to look through my crochet stitches books to see what would look nice and then of course I had to browse Pinterest and I went to one of my favourite sites Love Crochet. Well that just opened up a multitude of ideas. Let’s face it there are only so many ways to skin a cat so they say or in this case crochet a washcloth. I’m sure someone else must use the same stitch I’m using but who knows if they edge it the same way. I thought I would tell you all what I do so that all was fair in love and war as they say. However I might tell you another day as I would like you to come back and also in my greatest of wisdom I left the pattern downstairs and I’m actually in my bed as I write this post.

New Washcloth Pattern Coming Soon

Here is a peek at one of the finished washcloths that is going to be a set of seven when they are finished and blocked.  It is a birthday present and i’m 95% sure the new owner doesn’t read my blog so I’m fairly confident I’m safe posting them here!

Oh and this was a before photo when my delightful pets didn’t think I should be crocheting!  You have to love your pets don’t you when they feel  that they are more important that your work.

On that note I am going to leave it at that for tonight and hope you all have a lovely evening.

Don’t forget to watch this space for the pattern!

I promise it won’t be too long before I publish it.

toriastrinketsblog

Hi, I'm Toria and i'm a little bit loopy but most of all i'm a survivor and i'm passionate about sharing my story with others. I was born with Marfans Syndrome, am dyslexic, gained a PhD, worked as a programme manager, had meningitis and now i'm jewellery designer and i hope inspiration to others.

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