Hello Blog Ladies,
I hope you had a better weekend than me- well the start of it anyway. I spent all Saturday in bed with a migraine but managed to get up on Sunday and in the afternoon staggered around to the lovely Lisa's house where I started my lace edging on my second round cushion. This cushion has been unfinished for ages and I'm trying to be disciplined about finishing it because, yes, you've guessed it, whilst sitting on Lisa's sofa I flicked through one of my crochet books and discovered another cushion that I absolutely must do.
Isn't it lovely? Though I'm not going to do it in white but either in hot pink with a black cushion cover or in black with a hot pink cushion cover. What do you think? I'm hoping to buy the yarn at John Lewis at Bristol on Thursday en-route to Ludlow for Easter. We have no good wool shops in our area and it's not quite the same buying online as far as checking out colours I don't think. It's done in 4ply so it might take some time plus it does look very complicated doesn't it? Yikes.
I'll be interested to know if anyone else has done something similar and what combination I should do regarding the whole black/pink thing. And yes, I promise I won't start until the other is finished..but I still can just stare at the picture can't I?
My Sweet Blog Ladies,
I've had a few enquiries about learning to crochet and what book I can recommend. Well, my friends, it is not a book that I think is the best - it is our own Lovely Lucy from Attic24 blog. She has such a gift of, amongst other things, well... crochet, and has written (with photo illustrations no less) quite a few tutorials on the subject of granny squares, ripple blankets, flowers, joining said granny squares...you name it she will probably have done it or will do it for you. I print them out and keep them in a folder. I'm so grateful to her as I have found learning to crochet very tricky and I don't think it helps that the stitches have different names in the US (though I prefer their way in all honesty!)
So do take a look at her sidebar where she has made a list of tutorials and above all...don't give up! xxxx