I am so easily distracted these days and i have so much on my to do list, like...
*redesign our website in time for book launch, including taking and cropping new photographs
*buy eldest daughter's new school shoes and other extra bits of school stuff
*make youngest a P.E. bag for her new school
*tidy up house and prepare for a special visitor on Thursday
*make some stock for the Vintage and Handmade Fair
*not to mention the general household, wifely, motherly duties... and numerous other itty bits of paperwork etc...
So what have i been doing? ... well i have been learning to crochet... like you do when you have nothing more pressing to do!
I love learning new skills...
this weekend my sister in law retaught me a few basic stitches (forgot what she had previously shown me) and now i am making at least 2 basic grannie squares a day as i am determined to get the processes involved to sink in.
I had bought some yarn earlier in the year in the sale when i caught the knitting bug so had some to nice colours to practice with.
I am now addicted but boy do my fingers ache. i think i need to relax my hands more and slow down a bit.
I have now completed 10 squares, so nearly a cushion cover. i am hoping to try and change the colours and try some variations when i get more proficient.
I'd be interested in hearing what new skills you are hoping to learn before the year is out and of course any crocheting advice for an enthusiastic beginner.
Hope your bank holidays were good.