Winter Woollies 

So here I am in the middle of August thinking of the colder climates ahead…maybe our current conditions have subconsciously inspired me. Anyway I thought about my hat collection and felt I needed to add another so here it is! 



Baby Chili Ripple…

Haven’t been here for a while but I have been keeping myself busy with crochet projects and other yummy things.  So…finished a baby blanket for a friend who is a lady in waiting however I didn’t really think that she would like it so I started another one in ripple pattern (love this pattern) and here it is so far…DSCF0577

Also, to keep me sane during the long dull evenings, I decided to make some Chili Jam which I dutifully did and put it into some lovely jars which I sourced on my many retail therapy trips. Have to leave it for one month to let the ingredients do their magic but I’ll wait…excellence should not be rushed!

Maybe I should post the recipe too??DSCF0578

Rippletastic…finished at last! So what’s next?

So the ripple blanket is finally finished and I am so pleased with it.  As it’s 100% wool it is rather heavy and I found out just how heavy it was when I lugged down to the beach this morning to take a wee photo…don’t worry it was 8.00am and not too many folk were up and out so I wasn’t seen.  After my friend Lizzy suggested that I take a photo using props I couldn’t think of a better prop than the railing which runs along the promenade so I flung it over and snapped away.  Mind you I’m no Lord Lichfield when it comes to photography but it’s documented now and I’m happy with it.DSCF0565

So what’s next then?  Well another blanket of course…silly question really.  I couldn’t resist another blanket in ripple stitch so I opted for something blue perhaps for one of the lovely men in my life although I did show him the colours and he thought they were a bight bright. Navy, black and dark grey were the preferred colours however I explained that crocheting such dark colours would be a bit of a nightmare so I’m settling on these colours and hopefully they will compliment each other and produce another lovely blanket.  What more could a girl want?DSCF0564

Ripple growing

So I have finished my January project, started my next project which was inspired by my lovely walk along our beautiful beach and now the ripple blanket is growing and I’m really enjoying crocheting this…it is so therapeutic although it does require a lot of yarn so I might need to invest in some more.  Believe it or not this is now the only project that I have on the go but I am already thinking of spring/summer colours for my next project…yes…probably another blanket but maybe one that is lighter in weight as this one gets heavier by the row.DSCF0559