It's so lovely to be here in the sanctuary of my little blog space, I have had a full on busy busy day at work and am pleased to be in the comfort of this space where I can switch off from the complexities work can bring :0)
Did the sun shine bright in your part of the world today? It was glorious here on the South East Coast of England and one of the many joys of my job is working in the community and driving from place to place where I can soak up the day whilst doing my job. It also gave the opportunity to stop for 10 minutes and eat my lunch on a bench on a little patch of green with bare Winter trees where I could just breathe in all the surroundings.
I had my camera with me and thought why not take a few snaps of my new crochet fingerless gloves I made yesterday? I have 3 pairs of gloves but seem to have
They are ever so warm and cosy and fun and have kept my mitts warm today. I started off with good intentions of following the pattern from this book which I was given for Christmas but soon found myself doing my own thing. If you have ever made crochet fingerless gloves you know how easy it is to "do your own thing" once you get going as it's a basic tunnel you are creating for your hands to slip into. I did a mixture of dc and tr stitches to accommodate for wrist and fingers respectively.
I did, however, find the pattern really useful for helping to create a thumb space which now looks so easy but I couldn't figure out for myself yesterday?!
All in all I'm rather pleased with these bright and pretty in pink hand warmers. It was soooooo good to do some crochet again after all my recent knitting projects. I had almost finished knitting Alice's first sock when I got bored (oops...) and needed some instant gratification, the only kind that crochet can give you and this quick and easy and "happy with the end result" project was just what the yarn doctor ordered!
Here's wishing you all a marvellous weekend