Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I'm hooked

Oh gosh I'm just loving crochet (I can hear my husband groan and saying, not another hobby).  Over the last week I have been practising and fell across this blog this lady is amazing and her instructions are just so clear that even a beginner like me can understand it.  I have admired the ripple blanket but didn't think I would be able to do it as it would be too complicated.  I was desperate for some wool so we went to Solihull on Saturday and I picked up some really lovely Sirdar Snuggly in John Lewis, and started on this.

Every spare time I'm crocheting!!

So I'm trying to get everything sorted and organised for our trip to New York next week (I'm just a little bit excited!). Bless her Charlotte has got all her clothes ready and her wash bag sorted for Nanny's, I really hope my parents are prepared for a fun packed week with her, I hope they are resting up this week!!!!  I am going to miss my girly so much, but I know that she will be safe and quite happy bossy my parents around.  I think she is hoping for snow so she can have a snow ball fight with Grandad.

I have bought myself an Amy Tangerine travel journal which are really quite different and I'm looking forward to sorting that out when I get back home with lots of ticket stubs, maps, photos and memorabilia.  We have booked tickets for the 911 Memorial as apparently you need to pre-book a time to visit.

Right I'm running out of time again.  Thanks again for popping by, your comments really do brighten my day.


P.S I will be back on Friday for 10 things on the 10th (hopefully)


  1. Hi Claire, I hope you are all well :)

    It was lovely to catch up with your blog this morning, gosh isn't Charlotte growing up so quickly? I hope you have a fab time in New York. Take care, Karen xx

  2. It really is addictive isn't it ? I love it as I can sit with the family while I'm doing it , with scrapbooking I have to go upstairs. Attic 24 is a fab blog, I told my friend to go and have a look as she wants to do the ripple blanket I'm doing. Yours is looking gorgeous, love the colours you've choose, as it gets longer it will keep you warm as you crochet on these cold winter nights. Have a great time in NY.xxx

  3. Nooo, stop it,everyone else is making ripple blankets and I want one too! Have a fabulous trip to New York, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a teeny bit envious!

  4. Your ripple is looking gorgeous!! I must get my granny finished so I can go back to rippling!! xxx