Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I got loot!!!

After stumbling across this BEAUTIFUL blog I feel really inspired to crochet again and REALLY want to make a blanket.
Crochet was my first love before I got sucked into quilting, and now I'm just itching to get going again. I did want to make the hexagon blanket from the tutorial on the blog but was side-swiped by the granny squares with flowers in the middle.

After having a shufty on t'internet I found Sirdar Snuggly Bamboo. The colours are exactly what I was after so I dashed over to Texere after work to bag myself some. How gorgeous do they look??

I learned to crochet about 4 years ago. After trying to teach me, my Mum suggested that I might find it easier to learn if I found a pattern that I wanted to make first, and then I'd learn the stitches as I went along. I found this book and it was all the inspiration I needed! I sat on my own for a couple of hours until I had figured out the stitches and then asked Mum to make a granny square while I watched, and then it all fell into place. Many many hours, many balls of yarn and a heavy dose of Repetitive Strain Injury (as I couldn't leave it alone!).......

Anyway, back to loot. I also got sweeties from a swap I joined on Swap-Bot.

The first package I received was from Texas and contained 2 candy bars, however I have no pics as they were scoffed in record time. The first was a Whatchemacallit (is that's how it's spelled?) and Curly boys eyes nearly popped out of his head with excitement as he hasn't had one since he moved here from US 7 years ago. I made him a very happy by sharing it with him. The 2nd candy bar was a Zero bar. Oh man, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It's a good job I don't live in the US as I'd be eating twice my own body weight of these on a daily basis.
If anyone in the US gets an overwhelming urge to sending Zero bars to random people in the UK....then I'm your gal!!

My 2nd package came from Malaysia and contained lots of Japanese sweeties.

Everything is right up my street and the butterscotch wrappers are even pink and flowery!!!

All is good with the world today.....


  1. As I referred to in a flickr comment about your fabric and sewing strategies...here is a blog post I did about my habits: http://mynewblogjourney.blogspot.com/2009/02/stash-sunday_22.html

    I love that crochet blanket you have up there. It reminds me of the one my grandmother made me when I graduated from high school a long time ago. Sadly I lost the quilt and my grandmother passed away. But she did teach me how to crochet if ever I wanted to make another.

  2. That's the same kind of yarn I'm using for my crochet blanket! And am even using 5 of the colors from you picture! What are the odds?