Sunday, 3 January 2016

January 2 and 3

 Been busy creating and cleaning, a new voile circle skirt above, with fabric from Croft Mill from many years ago finally made into a skirt for dancing in. I have a lining one already, usually worn with navy Tocca lace, but it layers well under this one too.
 There's very slow but definite progress on the crochet skirt started in July 2015, I'm at the third round of medallions and each row takes approximately 2 hours now. 4 ply cotton and a 4mm hook.
 This is the schematic I am vaguely following. It consists of about 16 rows.
I got to use up the first Yeoman Yarn cone of 1700m the other evening I had almost completed row 15 of that 3rd set of scallops. Now using the new cone and working out how much further to go.
 Weight Watchers have changed my beloved pro-points system so I am getting used to the new smart -points but it is difficult without an app, no online support or even a calculator to convert info at the moment! Here is cod in butter sauce with cauli rice and spiralised carrot. No idea of the smart points.
The spiraliser is new and lots of fun.
 Yesterday I took Miss Y to see the new Star Wars film: the Force Awakens at Oxford Vue as we had caught up together slowly in the past 2 weeks watching previous films in the recommended order but omitting episode 1.So we watched the 1977 one first then the two from 1983 then the revenge of the Sith and the Return of the Jedi etc, all on Sky. So we were well up to date and this latest one was amaaaaazing. WOW. SAY NO MORE.  Go see it?!
 Then today it was back to the Vue in daylight this time to go see a screening of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale at the Garrick Theatre London, this too was really really wonderful!
Such wonderful use of language, so rich, so very many words and so well crisply spoken!
( or shouted on occasion)

 Simply FABULOUS, cannot wait for Romeo and Juliet in July 2016.
And to finish this adorable CROCHET piggy-bank! Isn't he cute?

 Even the penny is crocheted!
This smooth real one is much less cute or graphic.

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