Hello. How has your week been going?
The holidays are flying by here, and with a bit of nice summer weather, we have been really enjoying our lazy days, relaxing, swimming, reading, and playing computer games ( the boys have been doing this, not me!).
I have been having a bit of a look around Ravelry for some pattern inspiration and I came across this lovely pattern Weekend in Stockholm Throw by Debbie Stoller. I think this might be my new project, nice and portable and a good way to use up all my half balls of wool.
It looks a lot flatter in the pattern picture, my centres are puffed up quite a bit. I've decided I like the added texture and dimension this gives my squares, so I am not going to worry about it.
I am thinking these would be lovely for a snuggly bed blanket, so lots of squares to make!
I am using a smaller 3.5mm hook for these squares as I like them nice and tight, and I couldn't find one that was the right size for my 8ply wool. I am also adding an extra colour change to my squares, so it will look quite different even though it is the same pattern.
I think I might join in the One-a-day Project over at Carole's Gingerbread Girl blog and post my progress once a week. I'll see how I go.
In other exciting news, I have figured out how to change my layout to let me put extra large photos in my posts! Yay! I learn something new every day! Next I have to learn how to stretch the header to fit the new width, baby steps here I think! haha...
Clare (my sister) and I joined our local gym last week, so my get fit and lose weight campaign is getting serious now! haha.... I have my work out from the trainer, and am trying to go each morning for an hour or so, so far so good. I can really feel all my muscles getting used to all this activity, it's not that I didn't exercise before, but I think I am using my body differently.
Anyhoo, I am off to the Australian Open tomorrow with Clare, to watch some great tennis and try and pick up some nifty tricks for my own game! Haha... should be a good day out.
Have a great day! See you soon.