As you've all realised by now we have zoomed past August and are now well on our way to September! All the trees will be changing colour soon and Autumn will be knocking on the door! I actually quite like the change in seasons though, it seems to give me something to look forward to.
I missed Handmade Monday last week as we were away camping in Eastbourne. We had a great time with our friends, the diet went out the window and we had some lovely walks. Rather than bore you with too many details, I thought I would put a collage of photos together. The main thing was we managed to get the tent up and down without any rain!! Someone was looking out for us!
Whilst on holiday I did manage to get some crocheting done. You may remember I crocheted a hat for Hobbycraft to display but forgot to take a photo. Well a lovely lady I clean for asked me to make one for her and this one I did remember to take a photo of!
I made one mistake very near the beginning and thinking it wouldn't matter I carried on! Well as we all know (but try to tell ourselves otherwise!) it will show up - eventually - I got nearly to the end before I decided the mistake was glaringly obvious! I couldn't leave it so took it back to the beginning! Strictly speaking I made two hats really! I was very pleased with the result (in the end!), it was crocheted using Rowan Cocoon which has a lovely weight to it and is really soft. The recipient was also over the moon!
Also ..... whilst on holiday ..... I received an exciting email from Hobbycraft! They have asked me to do a jumbo creation along the lines of Chester to raffle for charity! I can't tell you what it is yet, just in case it doesn't come off, but I am now frantically designing a pattern and trying to work out how much yarn I shall need. Watch this space! I'll try and give you a few sneaky previews over the next month or so, without giving too much away! I'm rather excited - all I've got to do now is make it happen!!!!
I was in Hobbycraft yesterday again, demonstrating the Jumbo Crochet and added a short post Chester's Choice yesterday so you may like to have a quick look. Chester had a couple of young admirers!
Well, I'm off to do the washing up and then I shall pop over to Handmade Monday and catch up on all your news. Thanks for reading :) See you there!