Being somewhat disenchanted with one of my other hobbies/blogs (writing....don't get me started!) I thought I'd invest more time in this blog instead! I've a few updates with the on-going projects - more on that later - but first, a bit of indulgence! Well, it is Saturday! ;-)
This morning, daughter and I took a wee ride across the county border (all of about a mile from home!) and visited The Garden Barn for coffee, cake and inspiration.
I've driven past this on many occasions but today was my first visit - and what a treat it was!
So many lovely things to look at - both inside and out!
I think this part was a former milking parlour!
And who wouldn't want to enjoy their morning coffee sitting here.....
.....looking out on this!
The red blanket is nearing completion:
- although I won't get it done before we go on holiday next week, which is a bit of a bummer because I wanted to use the remaindered wool from that and the green blanket to do some crochet granny-squares and that would have been small and easily transported!
Instead, I've picked up something I started a while ago that really needs some attention:
The blue wave wrap is at the half-way stage, and as it's a simple 6-row repeat (4 of which are just plain garter stitch!) it'll be easy enough to take about with me!
The cream lace shawl is still in it's infancy -
In the meantime, I've also been experimenting:
These coasters were crafted from some soft string! I'm thinking of trying them out in dishcloth-cotton - they'd be easy to wash!
So - plenty to keep me going, as you can see! ;-)