Tag Archive | Knitting and Crochet


I have been very busy the last 2-3 weeks. Plenty of little creative projects keeping me busy on my travels like my patchwork quilt, knitting and crocheting poppies for friends and family, making special occasion cards and reorganising my stash.

However, my main preoccupations have been losing weight/getting fit and securing myself a new job.

I can say that I have rejoined Weightwatchers and lost 3lbs in my first week-a solid start to my latest campaign but I can’t say anything about my new job yet other than I am incredibly excited and thrilled to be given this opportunity and can’t wait to start on my new journey. It looks like this won’t be until January but that gives me some time to prepare as best I can, and get organised.

It will be a huge challenge, but I love a challenge!

Go me!


One Happy Hooker

After “Stitch & Bitch” (knitting) and “Scrap ‘n’ Yap” (scrapbooking) and some inspiration from Clothmonkey and Stitchthis, I am now a “Happy Hooker”.

In other words I went shopping yesterday and bought myself a crochet hook and a book in the hope that I can add crochet to my list of “yes, I can do that”.

Learning a new skill is frustrating and slow-going and I will need to be very patient if I am to produce anything of merit (refer to aforementioned Clothmonkey and Stitchthis for some lovely examples of what can be done) and as yet, I’m not sure whether I have enough patience to continue. It’s a good hobby to take on the train as it is compact and portable and a big advantage is that I can sit next to someone and not disturb them with flaying elbows. With all the travelling that I do, this should be enough incentive but we will see. I must persevere.