I'm a Winner!
Having spent the most delightful day with the marvellous, amazing, gorgeous, Fostermummy and her Man Wonderful, I feel like I have won first prize!
Within minutes I was having my second lesson, how to change colour and hey presto:-
It may not look like much yet, but this is going to make a great potholder, or table mat, or possibly a few other, equally useful, ideas.
We stopped for lunch and I got a much needed lesson in how to make Chapattis, aswell. This is definitely one I am going to try at home.
These were a great accompaniment to the delicious Veggie curry, Fostermummy had cooked up. If you want the recipe I'm afraid you'll have to ask her, as I wasn't watching for this one and my cooking skills are lagging even further behind my crochet skills. All I know is it was yummy!!
After lunch, we started in on the crocheting in earnest, and these are my hands actually crocheting a Granny Square, under Fostermummy's watchful eye.
Several cups of Man Wonderful's lovely coffee later and I left with a load of lovely goodies to start, what will no doubt, become a large wool and hook collection.
I also left with plans for another day, when I can reciprocate with a lesson for Fostermummy on making Iris Fold Cards or any of the other things I do know how to make (sadly, there aren't many). I simply can't wait.
My day was only slightly marred by arriving home to find a poorly son and DH not knowing quite what to do, but after some dosing up with good ol' Calpol, I was able to put him to lie down and spend another couple of hours to turn the start of my square above into my first ever Granny Square. Hooray!
This was followed only slightly more quickly by Granny Square Number 2:-
I'm not sure entirely why, as the yarn appeared to be the same, but the second one only took 5 rounds to get a 12cm x 12cm square, rather than six rounds? Either way, I'm on a roll and now starting Square 3. These I am hoping to send back to Fostermummy to add to the Bloggy Blanket. If you want to know more about this go to http://mumssimplylivingblogat.blogspot.co.uk/p/bloggy-friends-bloggy-blankets.html and check it out.
The person who receives it won't appreciate it is my first ever Granny Square, I'm sure, but I know I will feel a warm glow inside, knowing it is adorning someone's lap somewhere, and hopefully Fostermummy and Mum will be proud of me!!
All I can say is a huge Thank You to Fostermummy and Man Wonderful. Can't wait until the next time.
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Now back to the crochet ......................
Lots of Love Arwedd xx