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Monday, February 15, 2016

Memorandum Monday goes crochet

I’m enjoying some sunshine coming in my window where I sit at my computer – the weather man said it is still cold out but I am appreciating the sun.  I’ve really been noticing the longer hours of daylight too and what with all the green shoots in the garden I’ve even been daring to think spring (but only in a whispher as snow is forecast later in the week).

I did soemthing new this weekend – well I did a new version of something I’ve done 6 times before. 

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I had a lovely chat and coffee with a lovely group of ladies in a new knitting (but most of us crochet) group.  We even had our photo taken by some Italian tourists who were fascinated by our colourful group (they did ask first).  Over the past 5 years I’ve been to 6 other knitting / croceht groups but only go to one of them still.  I’ve learnt that being willing to knit in a cafe (autospell wanted me to say cage!) is not sufficient simillarity to create a cohesive group.  This new one feels like it has real potential in terms of simillarity in creativity and wanting to try new things and share ideas.  Enough to be meeting again next weekend.

And as my nephew’s birthday was during the week  I can now share a new item I mentioned a few weeks ago – I made him this fun hat – seemed appropriate as his birthday coincided with the start of the Chinese year of the monkey

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Hoping you all have a good week with some sunshine

15 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

That is quite the cute monkey hat - what a talent you have to make something so complex. I like the colours of your new quilt.

debs14 said...

Oh I do like the idea of having a craft club in a café - what a great idea.
I've noticed that the days are getting longer already, no longer dark at 4.30pm! Roll on Spring!

Eileen T said...

I hope your new group works out. I tried a sewing group some time again but it didn't suit me ... no real similarity in what people were doing and unfortunately it was spoiled by a select few who just wanted to show off what they'd made, but who never actually did any sewing at the meetings.

Lady Ella said...

Brilliant hat! Can't imagine how long that must have taken...

Susanne said...

Loving the pink and purple. And the monkey hat can't help but bring a smile.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Loving the monkey hat. I enjoyed the sunshine yesterday while it was here. More of the same this morning. Have a great week Helena.

Jane said...

what a cute hat, wish I could find a good knitting group.

Gail said...

What an adorable hat! Good for you finding a group that seems to fit better.

Karen said...

That hat definitely made me giggle! It looks like a very complicated project.

Alison said...

Love the hat...hope your crochet group works out for you xx

Louise H said...

What a fantastic hat. I may have to give this crochet lark a go - I love what I am seeing!

Barbara said...

I hope this group will work out for you, I used to attend a group and always took my crochet as I found it difficult to concentrate on a pattern while chatting!

Sian said...

That monkey hat is fantastic! I'd love to find a group I could go to.: I really hope yours works out and is fun for many years to come.

Sorry, I'm late here as you might have guessed from IG that we were in Scotland for a couple of days and I didn't bring the laptop. Which means another apology too..maybe I'll have to make a special trip so that I have time for a meet up, which I'd love. Hope you are having a nice week.

Melissa said...

Great monkey hat! Crafty groups are fun, but it certainly helps if there are shared creative goals & ideas and compatible personalities.

Sandie said...

What a great hat! I bet your nephew loved it.
You are right about groups, sometimes you have to try them out until you find one you like.