September 2016

I am back!   It is now acknowledged that time speeds up as you get older and I think that’s why it is already nearing the end of September and I haven’t been on my blog since January – old age has a lot to answer!  However, I have always been in my own time warp and I think Einstein had the answer when he  said time was relative, as I have always had difficulty in managing time. I get absorbed in doing so many things, crochet, art, learning the ukulele, jewellery-making, paper-crafts and gardening.   Add to that my love of reading, my voluntary work for the Alzheimer Society and of course my greatest love for family and friends, I can see that finding time for everything is as much of an issue for me now, as a pensioner, than it was when I was younger and had a job and family.
I’ve been doing lots of crochet work, just simple things, like bags and scarves, or small flowers, as I find this very relaxing and I can justify sitting down and watching the television, plus it makes it possible to give family and friends little gifts.

These scarves are made using one of my favourite patterns, “Angel Crochet Scarf” by Amanda Perkins,  which I found on Pinterest.

These bags were made using a pattern from Mollie Makes – No 22. I have made the pattern using the correct ply and keeping to the pattern stitch count, which looked nice, but in the above samples I haven’t used the pattern stitch count.  I have just used the stitch pattern and varied the size of the bags. It took me some time to get the sides even and so you might notice that the blue and grey bags have tapered!



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