Welcome to the first post of Pam’s Yarns!
The weekend started with a blast of wintry weather. Looking out of the window, we could see tiny little flecks of snow falling, gradually building up to flurries of snowflakes which began to settle in the garden. With great excitement and anticipation, we pulled on our boots and wrapped up, ready to take the dogs out for their walk. The dogs seemed oblivious to the cold, whilst we were more than grateful for our coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Oscar’s shiny black coat began to glisten with the snowflakes as they landed on him; we laughed at Rosie ‘snorting’ as she stuffed her nose in the snow. Walking home the sun came out and by lunchtime the snow had disappeared! No prospect of any ‘snow days’ in the near future.
Although I have to admit it took me a little bit longer than 15 minutes! Probably 15 minutes to collect all the ingredients together and then another 3/4 hour preparing ingredients and cooking. It seemed to go down well and The Husband said it was worth the wait!
The cold spell has been a great excuse for sitting on the sofa and getting on with my crocheting. My Granny taught me how to crochet many years ago and now it really seems to have come back into fashion. I have enjoyed looking at the Attic24 blog which inspired me to take crocheting up again. The site has so many great ideas and lots of simple projects. Luckily, there’s been a spate of babies amongst my friends and family so I have had a great excuse to pop into the wool shop and get busy with my crochet hook! I have used the ripple pattern from Attic24 and this week have been busy on this baby blanket. I love the colours.
I used Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk, which worked out to be pretty pricey, but it is beautifully soft and snuggly. I’m sure baby will love it! By next week I hope to have completed the blanket and added the edging then I’ll be ready to move on to another project!
So excited to be publishing my first post – hope you’ve enjoyed it!