Friday, 6 January 2012

A Little Bit of Hooking on a Friday

Good afternoon

Blimey the end of the week already. I hope everyone is ok after all the awful weather we've had this week? I was quite glad to have a few days indoors. Thanks for all the comments on my last post.

(1) I'm feeling much better - better than I have for months tbh.

(2) I've emailed CK and they are 'looking for some matching yarn' for me. I hope I hear something soon - certainly not what you'd expect from a company as high profile as that.

Well today has been a good one - the weather has been gorgeous - sunny and quite warm. I decided to do something I've not done for over 4 months - I walked into town and back - all by myself! It felt rather strange to start with not having someone there but I soon got used to it. It was lovely to have a wander and a good look about without being hurried up. Sadly the charity shops turned up nothing at all - lots of unloved christmas pressies lurking on the shelves and a distinct lack of pretty china and vintage wares. My favourite little shop opens again on Monday so I'm hopeful they might have some nice things for me to browse through.

Back to the hooking - I spent most of yesterday evening sitting at the computer, hook in one hand and best concentrating face on (yes the one with the tongue sticking out). I was looking at lots of the tutorials on Lucy's lovely blog. I thought it high time I progressed from granny squares to other sorts of crochet. Well here's the first 2 results;

 One crochet jar jacket - just using random odds of yarn from my basket. I treated myself to the daffs when I was out today - sort of reward for my myself.

 The first of what hopefully will be many Teeny Tiny Hearts - I picture strings of these all over the house.

 My haul from town today - new yarn so I can start on some makes for the craft fair and for forthcoming birthdays, bobble trim to make feet for the owl in the first picture and a new magazine for those need to put my feet up moments.
Whilst I'm typing I'm waiting for another new project to set. I treated myself to some candle making supplies and have just made the first 2 - one for me and another for a pressie. I'll let you see the finished results next time - they now look like they are starting to set.

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing. I'm hoping we'll get out and about as the forecast is promising. MrVV has also promised to give my bike an overhaul - I'm back to physio on Monday and I'm hoping to be given the green light to start gently cycling again.

Until next time

xxx Vicki xxx


30 comments:

LaaLaa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I had my own female tweak last year and have been fine ever since. Your crochet is looking great! xx

Jackie said...

The first daffs I've seen this year! Makes me want some in my kitchen now! Good to see you are getting to grips with more crochet - I'm still trying to get to grips with the basics! Grrrrrr......

So pleased you're feeling better. Have a lovely weekend xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Good to hear that your getting out on your own now. Bet it feels very strange, fingers crossed we will not have a snowy start to the new year xx

Love the little owl, soooo cute x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I,ve just caught up with your previous posts and I'm glad you're feeling better. Hope you get the CK yarn debacle. Ooh I look forward to seeing your string of hearts when you've finished. Xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Glad your foot is much better and you are getting out and about. Nothing like it is there. Being cooped up makes you appreicate the outdoors all the more.

Cute owl in the top picture the little pom pom will look so sweet.

Happy New year to you.


MBB x

Louise said...

Love the jar jacket, what a lovely idea, and daffs, oh Spring is nigh ... sort of.

Liz said...

Great to see daffys again - promise of spring and all that! Glad to hear you are up and about, but take it easy and don't overdo it! In other words - get everyone to fuss over you!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sheila said...

Thats great you managed to do that walk. I love the idea of making a candle, i got a little set for Christmas and i'd love to get going with it-and then keep going and going!
keep getting better and good luck with the candles.
x

Magic Bean said...

Happy New Year. You have already been very busy this year- don't burn yourself out!!! Ax

Floss said...

It's great that you're up and about and independent again! Funny finding all those prezzies in the charity shops. What a shame...

Lisa said...

Brilliant that you've got out and about on your own!
Shame about the lack of nice finds in the CS though.
Well done with the new crochet items, enjoy the mag and daffs.
Lisa x

Country Girl said...

I didn't think it was especially wram today, tbh, perhaps it was the effort of walking all that way without a keeper?
You'll find those hearts are strangely addictive!

Cybèle said...

I'm way behind on your blog due to December being a bit manic. Just catching up, good to see you recovering so well! And Happy New Year :-)

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Looks like you had a good day then my lovely :o)
Your hooky looks good! I've made tons of those crochet jars, and have now started on knitting...
Our CS's seem to have upped all the prices recently, and seem almost too expensive to visit..Have you noticed any price hikes in yours today?

I've been wanting to make some teacup candles, and shall wait to see how yours come out before interrogating you! ;o)
Have a great weekend my lovely, and Take care,
Love Donna xx

Mantha said...

Can't believe you have found daffodils already? i haven't seen any yet.. your crochet is looking fab.. i really want to learn this year, just need to find some good books i think.
Have a great evening:)
Mantha xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Vicki, glad to here you are well and getting your freedom back......well done on the crochet....Lucy's tutorials are wonderful aren't they.
Have a great weekend
Jacquie x

Jacquie said...

Ooops , forgot to say I saw complaints about the quality and amount of yarn you get with that CK kit on the Amazon reviews...very disappointing , hope you get the extra you need soon.
Jacquie x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Looks like the crochet is coming on really well, I love the little hearts :) x

**Anne** said...

What a gorgeous post full of wonderful crafty goodness. Your crochet looks wonderful and I must take a leaf out of your book at progress to something other than grannies too. Can't wait to see those candles.
Anne xx

moonstruckcreations said...

Candle making is on my list of things to do this year, so cant wait to see how yours turn out!

Helenxx

Stocki said...

What a lovely thought...little strings of crochet hearts all over the house... that will make you feel better! Lovely jar cover...amazing how little things can cheer up a room isn't it? :)x

Shirl said...

Wonderful to read such an upbeat post. Love your crochet and candle projects ... :0)

delia hornbook said...

aahhh Vickie that jam jar jacket is fab and so are those hearts ;-))You do them all different colours and string them up like bunting would be so pretty. Good luck with the physio and enjoy your weekend to. dee xx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy New Year! Must be great to be back on your feet again. I love your jam jar cosy, so pretty. x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

So glad you are feeling better chuck! I love those hearts, they are so sweet! I love seeing crocheted bits as I cannot crochet!

Northern Hi-Lights said...

you have been very productive! daffodils! must look out for them the next time I'm at the shops, I do love them so - have a good week, Elaine x

Claire said...

i just bought CL today too. I'm thinking i need to buy a subscription as i'm spending a fortune on magazines and its half price if you pay yearly i think. And i sold a load of stuff on Ebay so i think i'm justified...!

Peonies and Pennies said...

Teacup candles are brilliant. I made a load of them for Christmas presents this year.

Hope yours turn out ok.

Scarlett said...

Glad you are feeling better hun. Ive been catching up on your last post - the CK crochet problem rings a bell. I was going to ask for this for xmas but when i went onto Amazon (they sell it cheaper on there) and the reviews were terrible, several people saying the yarn was all in bits etc so I dont think your one was a one off. Terrible really for the price of it. I hope they come up with the goods for you. Scarlett x

BadPenny said...

it must feel wonderful but strange to be out on your own again !

A friend of mine always buys a bunch of daffs after she takes her Christmas decorations down.

Your teacup candles look fab !