Hi everyone, it is me and we are back from our boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads. Did we have a nice time? Yeah it was good, mixed weather from lovely beach sunshine to shocking rain that meant we couldn't see where we were driving our boat but it was all very character building which is what I think holidays are all about. Happy memories for us all.
But what about the crafty action I hear you shout...
Big Sis had a watch from Father Christmas but she did not wear it much because the strap was too long and then became uncomfortable when we wrapped it round her tiny wrists more. So I made an elasticated one which has turned out to be brilliant.
I saw it on a blog called Pretty by Hand and made one similar. Click the link for a tutorial. She said after the first day of wearing it, "it is so comfy I forgot I had it on." This was great news because she was actually telling the time on holiday which is why Father Christmas bought it for her in the first place.
More crafty holiday news, we visited Norwich Cathedral and they had the most fabulous weaving and textiles exhibition on. There were some gorgeous knitted, crocheted and woven articles exhibited in the entrance hall. A lovely lady let Big Sis have a go and gave the girls her sample cards for weaving on and some yarn to take back to the boat. Good job, it rained solidly the next day and they passed the time watching a DVD and weaving!
Finally, I would like to show you the beautiful cardigan my mum knit for Big Sis for her holidays. It is made from Patons Favorito from black sheep wools online. The pattern is from the Sirdar Haylofter collection and it has been a total hit on all fronts. No bobbling even after washing, a soft cotton/chenille feel that is not itchy and that cabling is something else.
So thanks for tuning in, I am pretty busy this next week with holiday washing, the allotment weeds, a job interview, crochet classes, tutoring and all the other carnage that makes up my life but there is always time to catch up on your blogs too.