I am going to load the above crocheted fingerless gloves pattern onto Ravelry as a free download.
In case you may be interested I will post the link in a following post and you'll need : 2 balls of DK wool and 1 ball of Hummingbird 4 ply from Artesano which is a lovely soft 100% alpaca. And a 4mm or 4.5mm hook depending on size required. Mine are very popular with both daughters as well as myself- for dog-walking see later.
It'll become a pattern in ISSUE 6 of INSIDE CROCHET magazine!!! I'm remaking it in another yarn delivery of which I am awaiting eagerly so keep your fingers crossed that the postal strike
a. Doesn't happen and is resolved amicably between all parties.( yes I dream)
b. Is resolved very quickly after commencement
c. Excludes Oxfordshire
d. Has a trial run in North Wales and is then abolished. ( oops sorry to all in North Wales)
e. Results in Richard Branson setting up his own ''freepost'' delivery company...As a charity to all craft presons....
Ok I've gone mad. Must stop and arrange my thoughts in some kind of order.Walked the dogs early today. Lucy came into her first season a few days ago now. Just BEFORE I realised this was happening I walked her in our local nature reserve in the afternoon. OH OH.
I am now PERSONA NON GRATA with all dog owners in the vicinity of this park.
The tall tales of bitches on heat ARE all true after all! It never hapened with Pippa so I doubted the veracity.
Dogs came a bounding up and sat adoring by her side, while she- o- daft- one rolled over to have her tummy licked! Poodle,alsation,labrador,schnauzer,westie, sheepdog it made no difference.
Neutered or not, all males came to pay homage. In fact one alsation was forcibly removed by his owner to walk home on a lead..... Only to dash miles across town and back to the park when his owner let him off once they were home! He came right back to Lucy's side.
WOW! If only I could attract such adoration? Actually, no thanks. I'd rather be crocheting or embroidering.... Not that anything happened, Lucy was on a lead and I was right there by her side. She started ''showing'' a few days later.
Back to the point: I have been walking them in a far field where there are no other dogs until today when I thought I'd walk them very early: before 9 am.
Lucy constantly stretching ahead, eager to be off-lead and impatient to explore.
Pippa slow and reluctant, plodding along. Often just sits for a while. If taken off the lead she simply watches us walk around the reserve and waits until we walk past on the way back to be picked up to go home....
My wrists will shortly be joining my ankles!!! My arms are stretched so much daily. Here I am under the centre of a willow tree.
Here to cheer me up is an image by TON SCHULTEN a famous contemporary DUTCH artist .
This is on my ''mood board'' from a calendar of a year ago. See more of his excellent colourful style here. And finally as promised here is one of the Joseph Murphy books I was on about the other day.
This is quite absorbing and excellent at lifting one's mood. When I am home alone all day it can be good to have a read now and then.
Have a GREAT bumbling day, I'll bumble some more and go play the piano and read....
See you soon.
Post Script: TON SCHULTEN -For more colourful inspiration see his ''webwinkel'' at the link above.AAAh,OOOOH,