Before I start waffling on about the weather we've had this week I thought I'd better show some more crochet pieces.
I love the colours and shapes but getting gauge seems to be causing one or two headaches amongst the group, me included. The 4 small squares were spot-on. The corner pieces were way too big using a 3mm hook so I had to downsize to a 2.5mm hook which worked fine.
I've got 5 more pieces to finish for the first batch but I need to take a short break to crochet some baby bootees as my friend Angela has become a granny again; to a little baby girl named Violet. I found some pretty violet coloured baby yarn and bought some pale primrose and some white so I can play around with the colours as I thought they were very fresh and Spring-like.
Now, about the weather we've had this week. It started so well on Monday and Tuesday with lovely sunshine and no wind and it was so warm that I ran in my shorts and tee shirt.
|Bluebell leaves peeping through|
|Esther and Kizzy without their blankets on|
It also went colder so it was back into long tights for my runs.
|The ditches started to fill up again|
|Ramsons (aka wild garlic, a misnomer) peeping through|
|Misty telegraph poles stretching into infinity|
Thankfully I'd dressed accordingly and I was very glad I'd worn gloves as I was bitterly cold when I got home 2 hours 45 minutes later. That cup of coffee was most welcome!
I had a good run with only a couple of minor niggles in my right leg and my breathing was OKish so I was pleased. I amused myself by spotting shapes in tree roots and stumps:
|The trees have ears!|
|A stag's head and antlers (well I can see it anyway!)|
|Esther's mane glows in the dull light|
|They keep picking on me!|