A trip to the library yesterday resulted in these lovely books. The book on the right, by Nicki Trench, I once borrowed before, but crochet was still a bit of a mystery for me back then. But now, I can make these things! Yay! Let’s have a closer look.
Now back to Nicki Trench’s book. It really has the most wonderful projects in it. Look at the Russian dolls. Yes, they look lovely and are adorable but I am not going to make them. For obvious reasons, no explanation needed here. Let’s continue. That teapot cover! These roses! Oh my … (note to myself: must buy a teapot at the 2nd hand-shop).
The other book is about plastic tablecloths, or oilcloths, and what to make with this kind of ‘fabric’. It is not really a fabric as it is plastic, but it looks like fabric. The bicycle saddle covers are so pretty, aren’t they?
As me being Dutch I own a bicycle. Of course I do. So, one of these covers I very much need. I hate a wet behind and these covers will do the job perfectly.
Today I went to see my friend M (the one who makes those lovely bags) to help her out with some domestic tasks. She and her partner run a day-care for adults with disabilities and I did a year of internship over there. So I know the clients and when she asked me to stay the afternoon because she had an appointment outdoors with a client I stayed and kept one of the other clients company. But I cannot sit still for hours only talking so I dove in M’s yarn boxes (yarnoholic!) and borrowed a hook. I made a flower in some bright colours. Btw, do see the table/oilcloth? Do you know what I can make with this …. ? 🙂
So I spent the afternoon chatting, hooking and cuddling Wubbo (with the black nose) and Chriet a lot. They thought the yarn was a purrrrfect bed. They are so adorable. And so are Lena and Sepke. Can you believe that Sepke (the labrador) is Lena’s son?Sepke resting on my knee
PS: I have sinned. I’ve bought some new yarn. Yesterday. And today. I had to, didn’t have that kind of colour yet: pink and raspberry-ish. They were only 99 euro cents (£0.78) for 100 grams, that is 241 meters. Will add this yarn it to my current WiP’s -four blankets- which means it’ll be used immediately. So it is ok.
Another PS: I’ve started my day with a doctor’s visit. I had to. My arm is killing me, I can hardly lift my cup of cappuccino. Not good. Bloody annoying, although I must say that yesterday it wasn’t even so bad. Well, guess what? I have a tennis elbow. I don’t play tennis. The good news is that it’ll pass after a few months. About six months … When I carry stuff I must carry it underhanded. He didn’t say not to crochet. :-D
Okay, one more pic of the kittens.