Thursday, 4 August 2011

I've Only Gone And Done It!!

The proverbial penny has finally dropped, the light bulb in my head has lit up (for once) and after my frustrated and annoyed blog post yesterday at my complete lack of crochet skills, I've finally managed it.....introducing, my granny square!!

Yey Me!
Ok so I know its a bit bigger than a granny square, but once I got going, I just kept on going!  I've even done a colour change!!  Admittedly it was more out of necessity (I was running out of wool) but I managed it, just have to weave in the ends when Im done.  But thats another challenge for another day.  Im loving sitting in front of the tv crochet-ing away now, its so relaxing.  Addictive too!  Thank so much to my twitter pal Tracey (aka @knittywoowoo) for offering to talk me through it. 

Think the granny square blanket is a bit beyond my skills at the moment (lots of ends to tie in!) but will carry on and use this granny blanket (?) as my proto-type!

As today was a grotty day, me and Madison made salt dough and baked it in different shapes.  It was really fun and I've been dying to make some for ages!  For those of you that dont know its so simple - 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of warm water, 2 tbsps of vegetable oil, all mixed together until its a dough. 

This is what we made - Maddy does like things with her name on so she made...

her name and Lillie's name a D for Daddy and M for Mummy

Maddy painted a starfish and the snail was my effort!!
Another lovely afternoon making a mess!

x x