The weekend!

It’s finally the weekend. In our house that means total relaxation. Neither of us have particularly stressful jobs bit I find it extremely important to my mental wellbeing to just stop for a couple of days.  No pressure, no deadlines, just doing what I want when I want to.

As usual, that will include some crochet,  some spinning and possibly a nap or two!

Next weekend we are going away with my family for the week. We.re staying on a farm where many of the buildings have been converted to holiday accommodation.  We.ve been going to the same place for over 10 years now,  so there are many memories associated with it. With my eldest nephew heading off to university later this year, it might well end up being the last family holiday.

Anyway, back to this weekend. I’m crocheting a cover for my drop spindle, combining 2 hobbies into one. I will be continuing to practice with the drop spindle also.

It’s something I’m really beginning to enjoy as I get better at it. Now I want a spinning wheel! It’s quite meditative and relaxing. And I’m looking forward to being able to make something with my very own hand spun yarn. Though in reality that is probably some way off.

In addition,  I want to do a little bit of work on a workshop I’m planning. More on that another time.

That’s all for now. Have fun, whatever you do!

Ian 

Starting over

OK, let’s get this blogging thing under way again. I’ve not been very good at it so far!

First, an introduction. My name is Ian, I’m currently 47 years old and live in Birmingham with my husband and my cat. I first picked up a crochet hook about 18 months ago and since then I’ve been hooked (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Like many people, I came to crochet at a difficult time in my life. My mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and I was struggling to come to terms with it. I was drawn to craft, and initially intended to start knitting. That lasted about 10 minutes before I threw the needles across the room. The kit I had included a crochet hook so I gave it a go. And a passion was born!

The possibilities of crochet are seemingly endless, which is what I love about it. Once you have a grounding in the basics you can let your imagination take over.

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Having said that, the above  is from a pattern, but the colour choices and layout are all mine!

I’ve recently started to learn to spin on a drop spindle. I find it very therapeutic and hope that I’ll be able to get the hang of it enough to make yarn of my own. II’ll share more about that next time.

I’m intending to use this blog to detail my adventures in yarn and hope that some of you will come along on the journey with me.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back with more soon.

Ian