Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Eight excited ladies and eggs

Oh what a night!  That's almost the title of a song.  
Eight ladies got together tonight including Helena who came along for the first time.  Eggs, chicks, bunnies, food and glorious Easter colours - what more could one ask for?
Miniature chicks and mini eggs
Beautiful hyacinths and tulips

Our very own bunny girls?

Our bunny girls are reported to have gone out today in search of wool and returned with Easter decorations and the ears!  Not much wonder they had idle crochet hands tonight.  Unlike Niqi who has been crocheting at a fantastic rate since Friday and is half way through not only one but two of her own Nanny McPhee blankets.  Well done Niqi!  Niqi also brought enough yarn with her tonight to yarn bomb the whole of the church hall complex.

Fairytale blanket
Bunnies, chicks and Princess Slippers
To prove that we did have some crochet to show case here are Ann's Princess Slippers which match her fairytale blanket .

And Heather Boss's shawl (which does look a whole lot better when worn) with the Glen Gallery wooden buttons purchased at Christmas
There was lots of talk about wool suppliers, wool types and yarn comparisons.  We have discovered that some of the pound-type shops are starting to stock some very unusual wools ....
Another field trip was mooted.  Unfortunately we weren't able to come up with a suitable day over the holidays so later in the season is a more probable time for the diary.
 And a piece of good news - Sheila was crocheting a blue blanket for an expectant mum (see blog 28 Feb 2013) whose new baby boy was born this evening and has been called Robin.  Mum and baby doing well.
No Hookery for the next two weeks as next week will be Holy Week and the week after that is the Easter week itself and folks might be otherwise engaged.  See you all again on 10th April.

1 comment:

  1. Guys, I'm already itchy for my post-McPhee project, and would like a pre-field trip trip to The Glen. I have a Rowan book with a long adored Rowan pattern. Is anyone free on Monday of next week, and indeed would it be open??