You can test the number of las if you like, it’s just taken me far too many seconds to work out!
Confession: when I see that people are crafting for Christmas straight after Easter my eyes tend to glaze over and to be honest I usually stop reading a blog post right there. It’s just too soon after the last and far, far too organised. BUT stay with me for another minute though because it’s much, much later in the year and these are for a VERY good cause.
I have a cat loving friend that I’ve mentioned before (she said I made her sound deranged in that post! But take a look at her blog, you never know what you’re going to get; jelly, knitting, garlic, chilli, cats or….) She’s asked me to crochet some sparkly silver mini stockings (the sparkles aren’t showing up here, but it’s pretty yarn) like the one I gave her last Christmas. These will be sold on a Deaf Access craft stall in aid of the charity during the Autumn. It sounds really good; apparently Bromley council let them have a free stall, depending on how many paying stalls there are that day depends on whether they get a good spot or not, but crafty things are usually bright and eye-catching so I bet they do well.
It occurs to me as I write that you might also like to make something Christmassy to support the work of Deaf Access. It could also be sold on their craft stall along with my stockings. If you’re interested please let me know. Gill would be thrilled to pass on your items to the group, and I’d probably be forgiven for the deranged-sounding-friend-post that I’ve drawn attention to again!
Apart from stockings I’m crocheting more dishcloths. I know there are some intricate patterns available, but even my simple stitch combinations are not as good as the plain trebled version apparently; because they don’t wring out as well or have the scrubability! (Spell check does not like this word. Red wiggly flashing lines!)
I haven’t taken a new photo this time because they’re just rows of trebles. This time I double crocheted a border around for extra durability, but have been told it’s not necessary as they last months and months anyway. They’re boiled every day and they do seem to stand testament to my darning skills. No unravelling here, oh no! ;-)
This award came as a wonderful surprise! I had a message on Monday to say I’d won the new Black Sheep Wools Blogger of the Month award. It was mentioned on their Facebook and Twitter feeds yesterday, you can read their Blogger of the Month post here which features my answers to a list of questions I was sent yesterday.
How exciting, I can’t wait to spend my £25 gift card. The online shop looks fab. I loved seeing some of their stock at The Spring Knitting and Stitching show so know I’ll get some good crafty supplies. I’ll let you know what I buy. Lucky lucky me. If you nominated this blog ThaNkYoU so much!
Congratulations! Well deserved x
congratulations on being Blogger of the Month
Hey…well done ! Enjoy your spends :)
Hiya! Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. Blacksheepwools is my lys and I love it. Yarn heaven.
Congrats on being BOTM (sounds like “bottom” when you say it like that, right?) :-)
Well deserved, you put lots of effort into your content and layout, and your pics are always top-drawer!
Congrats! Love your blog, the award was very well deserved! :)
Congratulations! That’s fantastic. I completely understand what you mean about hearing people talk about Christmas too early. I honestly don’t want to see or think about Christmas until Pumpkin flavored coffee is available at the grocery store. :) Your little stocking are adorable, by the way. I love the tan color of them, it seems wholesome and welcoming.
Many congratulations on winning Blogger of the Month. Oh dear, you mentioned the dreaded “C” word. Mind you it’ll be here before we know it so I think I’d better start planning what goodies I’ll be making as pressies.
Have a great weekend x
Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for all of your lubly, lubly words – I always have such a smile when I read your comments. Those little socks are so cute, just the sort of thing I should be making now for Christmas but will instead make in a frenzy mid December. Lots of love, Kate xxooxx.
BOTM! Jill…. So funny! Well done and let’s have no more talk of Christmas.