Thanks so much for your kind comments and patience! And welcome to my latest followers!
I can tell you that my plaster cast came off last Tuesday and that I got a wrist brace now so that is a great help. I'm also doing physiotherapy and I still got a long way to go to regain full movement and strength in both my wrist and elbow.
Still, the good news is that I started back with doing crochet, hooray!!
Return to crochet
The day before I broke my arm, I had actually started a new project - a granny stitch shawl.
Last week I picked up where I left off and I have been working on it since.
My Rowan Denim granny stitch shawl
Can you believe it that I never made an actual granny stitch shawl before? I had some wonderful Rowan Denim yarn (made from cotton) that will fade when washed, just like actual denim fabric.
|Starting my Denim Granny stitch shawl on 15.07.16|
|back to work on 23.08.16|
|3 different shades of Denim yarn|
|Crocheting on the balcony with Jasper last night|
It is such an easy and soothing pattern to follow. As you can see from the photos, I had started with the slightly darker shade of Denim (6 balls), then I had only 1 ball that was called original Denim which was a tiny shade lighter and now I got some even lighter Denim, all from Rowan. I love that it gives an ombre effect! I'm using a 4mm hook.
A second Bubblegum Shawl - Tahiti Bubblegum Shawl
Does this surprise you that I also had to start a new Bubblegum shawl ? The pattern by Katia Loeffler (see Ravelry) is brilliant, and I knew that I wanted to make another.
Here you can see the new beginnings:
|3 different shades of Tahiti yarn by Schachenmayr|
What else has been going on? Well, I ordered some crochet and knitting books. This one deserves a mention:
Agnieszka Strycharska - Crochet Blocks (60 east to make motifs and 15 stunning projects)
The yarn she uses is Natura cotton which is a lovely yarn to work with.
On Saturday morning I just picked a motif and tried it out!
In the third photo you can see some of the book, and the two blocks that I made with the cotton I had at hand! It shows how versatile these motifs are, they look great in different colours!
I want to play about with more of these motifs!
Oh, and something else happened - International Granny Square Day!!!
As before, on instagram crocheters all over the world could contribute by photographing one or more of their granny squares under the tag #grannysquareday2016.
Foolishly, I didn't want to miss out despite my painful broken wrist/arm/elbow and so I made just one square! For me it was a real achievement at the time.
|My granny square made on 15.08.16|
Here is a collage made just from a small number of all the contributions, isn't it amazing?
You can find more images here on instagram under #grannysquareday2016
Ok, I can see you starting to look a bit tired over there, 4 subjects are quite enough for one blog post!!!
Don't worry, there is still more to come and you can look forward to some interesting posts! I'm hoping to write up a pattern tutorial and I am thinking about doing a give away!
Meanwhile, take good care of yourselves and your loved ones, enjoy the little things wherever they find you and love life!
I hope you found a tiny bit of inspiration and would love it if you manage to leave me a comment, I enjoy reading them all. And hopefully I can manage to type some comments to leave on your pages now that my arm is slowly healing.
|Rhododendron flowering in August!!|