Thursday, 26 July 2012

I'm a happy hooker with lots of W.I.P's!

Good morning on this wonderfully hotty day were having here in the UK, in fact it's unbearably hot but here in the UK we are never Happy with our weather systems are we?
It rains - we moan,
It's windy - we moan,
It's the wrong kind of rain - we moan,
It snows - we moan,
It's hot - we moan,
It's the one thing that us British can do is moan about the weather!
Anyway enough of the weather and down to business :)
At the moment l am as the title suggests a rather
I'M A HAPPY HOOKER

 - the one of the crochet variety and not one of 'the lady of the night' variety ;)
I'm taught myself to crochet just over 2 years ago now through the help of YouTube and of course Attic24. l don't think there is a day goes by when l don't have a hook in my right hand! I think anyone learning a new craft cant expect super duper makes over night, l mean those first 'granny squares' l attempted looked like something out of a car crash, they soon met their fate at the bottom of the wheely bin after l threatened to throw all my yarn and hooks in the garden, pour petrol on them, light a match and do a war dance round the fire of doom.
When you do learn new things it takes time, effort and a lot of practise and not to mention a few swear words that are unprintable at the time of writing this post.
I've learnt what the different crochet terms mean too along with great debate about different yarns to use, hook sizes and much more.
l don't think there comes a point when you stop learning either.
Now if anyone who crafts and who makes what ever they do just has one project on the go then l bow down to you now.
Do l have just one project on the go l hear you all cry?
To hell do I LOL I have lots and lots of W.I.P's but that's the way l am and l am sure there are lots of you lovely readers out there that are in the same boat as me!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The above W.I.P's is a blanket of love, Granny's Squares that are being made into a blanket and sent to http://simplyknitting.themakingspot.com/blog/welcome-to-the-refuge-bears-and-squares-charity-knitting-campaign to help with their campaign for 2012, l also plan to make another couple of blankets for them too.
The above photo of lovely goodness is being made and sent to another Charity that I'm involved in http://www.hopeandaiddirect.org.uk/ I've also knitted a couple of Jean Greanhowe's Knitted clowns in the past to send to them.
 Phew...and finally the above squares along with more squares will be made up into blankets and sent to other Charities who take donations for their much needed cause.

Well there is some much needed excitement, fretting, and stressing going on here at Wiggles Towers, we are going on our family holiday to Hemsby, near Gt Yarmouth real soon.
I hear you all cry....have you done your packing...well No not the packing of the clothes variety anyway, who needs clothes when your trying to decide what crochet goodyness projects to take with me LOL

Any way toodles for now



4 comments:

wendy said...

Beautiful crochet Julia♥
Oh and boy do I have lots of wip's with sewing, knitting included lol.
You sound like me, I am going away tomorrow and all I have thought about is what crochet/knit to take and no packing of clothes yet lol.
Have a lovely time away, hope to blog while i am away for a week. ☺☺

kadie said...

I have no idea how to "follow" you, but I love your projects....we seem to have similar tastes in colours and projects.
I too have waaaaay too many WIPS, but that makes it more interesting I think.
I wish you well in your treatments

thelittleroomofrachell said...

I know exactly what you mean about the weather here and our moans, but it has gone from 0-60 in a few days...see I just can't help myself. I think it's our cultural heritage!

Pretty crochet :-)

Gabriela said...

Beautiful Julia! Maybe I should break out the crochet hooks for a little while. I haven't been inspired to break out the knitting in a bit.