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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

"Short Jaunt"

Welcome, it is lovely of you to drop by!  On Sunday I went away on a short "jaunt", a little break with my mum and a friend, a little "girl" time away - it was unexpected and very welcome - we headed to Stratford-upon-Avon, a really pretty town famous for its William Shakespeare connections.

We wandered around the riverside and looked at the canal boats and I would love this fountain in my garden!

We ventured into town to find scrummy places to eat

yes it was a short "happy jaunt"

I got back yesterday, so this morning I dashed out to get my copy of "Inside Crochet" to see the article about SIBOL , how exciting, there they were lovely pictures of Sue's blankets! Check out the SIBOL blog for themes for up and coming blankets - its a brilliant cause and Sue is making a fantastic success of it all!

After my last post I where I couldn't decide which projects to start next - I made a decision to try and use up my currrent stash

I decided to use these to join in with Lucy's hook along granny stripe blanket over in the We Love Lucy group on  Ravelry

I am already "hooked" on it and loving the granny stripeyness!  The only slight downside I can see, is that I wont be able to cart it around with me as it gets bigger - at least with squares and motifs you can do a few and add them on if you see what I mean.  I am quite excited to see how this turns out - its going to be a holiday blanket for our folding camper. 

As I needed a "little" something to do whilst on the "short jaunt" I sorted out my leftover cotton and started on this

I am hoping to make this into a beachy type bag, however it is eating more cotton than I thought so may have to improvise and make it into something else!  The joy of crochet - nothing is set in stone is it!

Thank you to the lovely Louise for mentioning my "join-as-you-go" tutorial on her lovely blog.  

Great to catch up with you all!

Speak soon xx


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely short jaunt! Your granny stripes look good - one day I'll give them a go as I've also admired them on Lucy's blog.


  2. Hi there, I found you via Lucy's blog. I love your creations, specially the one you've just done as a beachy type bag - I'll be back visiting :-)

  3. Hi Kim,
    Well you've had a nice time by the sounds. Crocheting too, new projects ooh too exciting! Yes everyone seems to be doing these Lucy stripes now. Nice idea I think.
    Thanks for getting a magazine Kim! Its pretty good. Have you had it before?
    I've had a few issues now.
    Love to you I have sent you a mail.
    Hugs Suex

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely time Kim.
    I love your granny stripes, great colours.
    I also got my copy of Inside Crochet today, the poor girl hadn't even unpacked it before I got there asking for it. She ended up going through all the crates of magazines trying to find it for me.

  5. I have to say that I love the colours of your bag, coat etc
    And the granny stripe is coming along very nicely, always feels good to use up stash
    But the beach bag pattern is intriguing

  6. The beach bag loks very interesting Kim, I'm quite tempted by the Granny stripes as well...Glad you had such a nice time in Stratford Louise xx

  7. Ooh yes, I like the granny stripes too!