Here I am in the only place I want to be right now - with my new crochet project in my lap. I found an old American crochet book in the library with a beautiful (afghan? Is that an American word for blanket?) on the front cover and I was hooked! (Pun intended!)
Now, the extent of my crochet history is a coat hanger cover, so this was going to be a challenge. A challenge I was ready for as I have had a huge yearning to knit or crochet something recently. It has taken a couple of nights to suss it out (the US books call each stitch a different name) but it has been quite straight forward and now I'm flying...well slowly flapping. Only 2 problems. The first is finding the same colour yarn.
I think the beauty of the blanket is the ice cream colours and I have tried faithfully to copy them. They aren't quite the same but they will do.
Second problem...I don't want to move from the sofa so the laundry, housework and general chores are all stacking up! I even took a little while to go to sleep last night, so went back downstairs and brought my crochet to bed! How on earth will I drag myself to work tomorrow? Last week I even crocheted at school break time and lunch time and gave furtive glances to it sitting in my bag every time I walked by it in the class room! Mmm.. maybe a crochet lesson is in order..
P.S For Angela and for anyone else that is interested the ISBN is:0-696-02307-5
P.P.S My slippers were a present (thanks Hazie) about a year ago..sorry! I think they were from New Look but I'll keep my eyes open for a pair.