Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Slo~o~o~wly rippling along
Well, as you can see, progress is pretty slow with the Ripple. It takes me a whole evening to do a row, and even then i have to only concentrate on that - no peeking at online TV programme replays (sorry Hugh and Kirstie) or talking to my husband, or anything like that. I still love it and want to be spending time with it, but there are so many other things happening too.
I had a slight colour crisis when I added that bright yellow, but I think I am ok with it now. I am just trying to decide what yarn to use next - white or green. I think white followed by green - yes? I have just ordered a light tangerine and a beige to spice up the mix a bit.
I just thought I would put it beside my lovely Ikea pillowcases to see how it would look, and I am pretty pleased with it - actually really thrilled with it, considering the fact that I could not crochet at all until a few months ago. I will try and move this along a bit, but I can hear the tinkling sound of crocheted snowflakes calling me
And now to some reading. Yes - the Christmas home style magazines are out. These are my favourites, and it just wouldn't be Christmas without poring over the sparkly loveliness in these pages. I am also still on a country village reading kick. A bit of gentle country crisis and intrigue in The Choir, by Joanna Trollope. Just getting into this one and meeting the various characters, but looking good so far. I am also dipping in (frequently) to Country Things. I love Alison Uttley - author of the Little Grey Rabbit stories, and other evocative books. This is one of her memoirs, growing up on a farm in Derbyshire in the early years of the 1900s. She writes here about listening to tales, toys, Christmas, country cures and farm kitchens. I bought this one, second hand online and was delighted to find it was an old library book, stamped "Lincolnshire County Council" I love books like that. My favourite is one of James's which once graced the shelves in Tulsa City County Library.
There we are then - lots of yarns to be going on with. I am happy to be joining in with Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along once more. Pop over and see what everyone else is up to.
And I would also like to wish everyone celebrating this weekend a very blessed time.