I had a really busy, but fabulous day, first to Rachels, for coffee, and crochet – we also had some delicious cinnamon buns, I was finishing off a design project, but Rachel has done a wonderful thing for me – she blocked a shawl that I made as I didn’t have enough space to do it at home. What’s blocking I hear you ask? Well all will become clearer in a future post… but basically it is about the final wetting and shaping part of the creation process when what you make moves from home-made to hand-made. This is a before picture – you can see that the stitches are sort of scrunched up, and although it is on the floor, it was not draping properly…
This picture is a close up of the blocked stitches, you can see that they have opened up beautifully. The picture at the top of this post shows how well it drapes now.
So that was the Crochet part of the three things.
Life, I went to Maddies 18th party. Maddie has just been accepted into university, and so this was a bit of a double celebration. She didn’t want a huge party, but just to have friends, and other people that have shaped her life. It was a wonderful if damp party with many different ages, from grandparents to youngsters. A great time was had by all! (Don’t you just love the Giraffe Cake)