Thursday, June 16, 2016

Crochet and stuff

My daughter likes to crochet and she has made this for her brother and it will be for his birthday which was earlier this week. ( it is a Pokemon - a Charizard I think) It is really amazing with fingernails and heaps of small details. I'll be honest I wouldn't even start such a thing.

This little monkey is what she made me for my birthday - the pattern comes from here. The link doesn't go straight to the individual pattern because I wanted to link to all the lovely patterns on this site. You'll find the monkey there without any trouble. 

And yes, I do some crochet too. Last year there was a lovely crochet blanket pattern from here which just looked fantastic done in clear colours. This my ugly version so far. I couldn't afford to buy wool at the time so I raided my mother's stash,which was mostly variegated. I still don't know how I feel about it - my son says he likes it. It is a good project for when I take him to football training, so I'll keep going with it. 

My daughter says knitting is boring but she likes making things in crochet. Maybe she was inspired by the teacher she had in Years 3 and 6, but not in the knitting area. Sorry Maria, I tried to get her interested in knitting....
Some thoughts about blogging........ Anyone who visits here will realise that I haven't blogged much. There are a few reasons but the main one is I actually don't have a computer. I only have an iPad to use and obviously while it is possible to blog from one I find it difficult. It has already taken me an hour to get this far in writing this and I never know if what I have written will post properly. 
While I love the tablet the size of memory is a problem (16 G) and I am forever juggling things for space. Not having a computer means that getting the photos off is difficult. Finally my daughter managed to put them on her computer to save them, but sadly her computer is off with her where she lives on campus at University. The photo of the monkey I have used here is actually a screen shot from Instagram ( poorly edited because I have had had to delete all my photo editing apps as well). 
So probably the best thing for me to do is try to do short posts when I can. Fingers crossed.