As you know, I had to take this summer of, due to a leg operation, however I didn't daudle, I was busier than ever, but without the teaching side of things.
I was busy designing for myself & for books & magazines.
The work kept on flowing in nicely.
My other hobby is hatching & also keeping (I have 7) Indian Runner Ducks, so I wrote up a pattern for a crochet version.
Do you like my new Crochet Bag? I have to take lots of bits and bobs plus books etc to classes, so this bag, made for my by Kitty Stitches (see twitter) is perfect.
As soon as I saw the material, which looks just like Granny Squares, I was hooked!
This new book, by DK publishing, is one of the books that I have designed 2 patterns for. A lovely wrap around (figure of 8) scarf & a mens tie.
A new wool shop has popped up locally, so I didn't waste any time in offering my services to teach Crochet there. Class start on the 5th October, so contact 01258 488542 to book your place.
Baby Hexagon a Day
My CAL is still being worked on, when I get some spare hooking time!
It's looking good so far. I must tally up how many I have made.
I practised some new techniques over the Summer too, like C2C
And Hairpin Crochet, so that I could teach them when my classes started again.
I love the different "effect" that this technique has to offer
I started a new beginners class in Sherborne in September
And also a new Improvers class in Shaftesbury too
I so love to teach Crochet!
A new book (one of several ) arrived in the post
I wore the ring that I designed for Inside Crochet Magazine too!
I also took a one off 4 hour improvers class at Sherborne, as I hadn't been able to do my regulary weekly stint, which was well attended.
This lovely hooker, came to class claiming that she couldn't read patterns. I gave her a copy of my book "Crochet for Begninners who want to Improve" and left her to it. She made this flower all by herself & has now started to make the socks!!
Some lovely colours chosen by another pupil, to make a cushion cover
And last but not least, Sarah made this amazing Granny Square blanket over the summer.
On top of all of this going on I have also been busy organising the Coach Trip to the London Knit & Stitch Show.
There's going to be a raffle & an on board Auction as well as a quiz & a sing a long!!
Here are just some of the gifts donated + there are more to come, like a meal for two at Dikes & some hand made & dyed yarn from Sparrow UK to name a few more items.
Companies and individual's have been very generous.
All funds raised will go to Age Concern North Dorset Befrienders
More soon folks