Hello! I've been a bit quiet this week with no email on Tuesday and fewer posts on social because on Monday afternoon water was pouring through the bathroom ceiling! Fortunately it stopped as quickly as it began and I had a plumber out yesterday who has found the source of the problem (no need to bore you with that here!). Needless to say it's been a bit of an anxious time and my focus hasn't really been on anything in particular - though I did manage to finish writing a sock pattern for a magazine yesterday, yay!
Other distractions have been winding up my yarn for the upcoming Aestival MCAL. My hubby bought me one of the beautiful kits from Vicki Brown Designs and I can tell you the yarn is just as stunning in real life as it looks in those photos! If you missed my email about The Crochet Project's MCAL you can read all about it in this blog post.
In order to gain access to this mystery pattern, you need to subscribe to The Hub, an amazing space away from social media which Joanne Scrace of The Crochet Project has created. Inside The Hub there are crochet patterns, tutorials, articles, stitch here.dictionaries and a forum - right now it's just £2 a month to join with the code HUBINTRO. I have an affilliate link for you below, take a look to find out more here. The link (with a discount code) for Vicki's yarn can be found in The Hub too!
The other thing which has been keeping me busy is my craft room transformation. The room used to belong to my eldest but now he lives in Dundee I've slowly been changing it into a space for me to work and crochet. At the weekend someone bought the single bed from Gumtree leaving me with lots of space to continue decorating! I've kept 3 walls green and painted 1 wall off-white to bounce the light and for taking photos.
Today I'll start putting up things on the walls and moving some of my supplies from my bedroom through to there. I will deal with the big pile of mess too - there's a load of "stuff", which I've shared on socials, that I'm not quite sure where to put (you know the kind of accumulated stuff!). Next I need to find a comfy 2 seater sofa to sit and crochet on with my dog Jazz curled up beside me!
Hopefully I'll share a photo in my next email, until then, happy crocheting,