terrible really... but I have good reasons for the delay...
I was too sick one week with an URTI which annihilated my desire for any crocheting ... and any attempt at focusing on pattern writing was a huge failure... UGH!
A week of indoor-ism was so tedious... as soon as my strength returned and throat cleared, I was keen to get out and enjoy the sunshine... basically, I have indulged myself with wandering the countryside instead of getting back into my crochet projects.
We visited Canterbury and walked the wall in the hope of photographing the yearly display of glorious daffodils round the perimeter of the wall, and we weren't disappointed at all!
How lovely are these?
The weather has been really lovely, with a wonderful feeling of spring in the air. Some days it's a bit windy but the sunshine has made up for the wind chill factor. Enjoyed our Canterbury Walk so much we ventured on an eight (8) mile walk the very next day.
Drove to Chilham, parked up and walked from Chilham to Chartham and back again. Country walking with a bit of historical sightseeing to make it really interesting.
Loved Chilham... so much history here... (if you would like to see more photos of our walks, do check out MiFotoLife blog)
And best of all we finished our walk with some lovely cream teas - two scones, freshly baked that day, with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, at Shelly's Tea Rooms in Chilham... oh so delicious and ever so naughty! yum yum....
OK so let's move on and talk a bit about these CROCHET SQUARES - CUSHIONS/PILLOWS - WIP (work in progress)
The small mitered squares (see previous post) which I crocheted with aran wool are now joined together, by a single crochet join, and I've added a single crochet border, alternating the colours. As you can see in the photo below.
For the back of the cushion, I've introduced a third colour, and just crocheting a striped square in alternating colours and irregular widths of colour.
Ever so simple, and a striking contrast to the front of the cushion which is in two colours and includes the mitered squares. I am making this cushion cover for my husband so I am making sure the stitches are going to be strong and durable, by using the 100% aran wool and a 4mm hook. The back of the cushion is crochet using single crochet in back loop, resulting in a lovely texture and ridged effect, a very masculine and robust cushion cover.
It's my MAN CUSHION!
This cushion back is nearly finished, it won't be long and I will be able to crochet the front to the back and add some buttons at one end for the opening. Promise to post an update when I have completed the mitered cushion cover, so do come back for the finale!