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Friday is my favourite day… April 20, 2012

Filed under: Bernat Mystery CAL,Crochet,Easter,Holidays — vintagehomespun @ 1:27 pm
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Because I went to yoga which was amazing! Lots of work on the core, including Warrior III, incredible! I came home feeling like I was fizzing all over, still do now in fact!

Easter was a very busy time for me  – visiting family, travelling around, plus extra choir rehearsals for my eldest son which concluded with a performance in the Royal Albert Hall. I’d never been there before so it was great just to get to go there but what a truly incredibly emotional experience to see your own son stand on the stage and sing. Completely overwhelming and very, very exciting!

So, not an awful lot of time to do any crochet or knitting.

But once we got home, got the laundry done and the children back to school then I have some time to call my own, hence back to yoga today. I’ve also managed to finally finish my Blanket Statement CAL and there will be a Ta-dah post to follow shortly. I’m now working on the Bernat Mystery Afghan again as all the clues are out and photos of finished afghans are being posted. Hopefully mine isn’t too far away. My Bright Star cardigan is ongoing too. I’m on to the fourth row of teeny tiny squares and I’m contemplating sewing in some of the ends soon otherwise there will be a huge number to do at the end. Having spent three days sewing in the ends on the Blanket Statement (not constantly, of course!) I think it may be worthwhile!

So that’s all for now, just a quick update, but more to follow soon.


Royal Albert Hall 2012


Cornwall Boys Choir and Cambiata
Royal Albert Hall 2012


Have a great weekend xx


Friday is my favourite day… March 16, 2012

Filed under: Crochet,Square Swap 2012 — vintagehomespun @ 1:08 pm
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Because I had a yoga class this morning, I’m baking soda bread this afternoon for a get-together tomorrow, and then this evening my youngest returns from his school trip. I can’t wait for him to come home. He’s been away before but only within the county, and this time they’ve gone to London. From the updates I’ve received they have been having a wonderful time and I’m sure he’ll have lots to tell later.

Lots of lovely crochet this week. Clue 5 in the mystery afghan is a granny octagon so nice and easy – it just meanders along to the end which hopefully means I will complete 6 before Wednesday. I’m waiting for the catch-up week as I’ll really need it.

I also joined in a square swap on Facebook which is proving to be great fun. There are 20 of us and I’ve sent 5 squares and received 4 so far. We are spread around the world and it’s lovely sending and receiving post like this. Much nicer than just the usual bills and flyers!

And I finally got back to the Blanket Statement! The border is now under way and I’m hoping the Ta-dah! is not too far off!

So now some photos of my square swap squares…




And next time I’ll post photos of the squares I’ve received!

Happy Friday xx


Friday is my favourite day July 8, 2011

Filed under: Knitting — vintagehomespun @ 9:44 pm
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because I go to yoga class in the morning, then home for lunch, and time for some knitting in the afternoon.

Yoga was very emotional for me today. Since my friend died I haven’t been able to go to yoga class but after talking to my teacher I felt it was time to try. But it was quite overwhelming and at one point I just had to rest in childs pose and cry. It was a good release, although there have been more tears throughout the day.

A quiet lunch was followed by some quality knitting time. I’m currently working on a shawl from a pattern called Northern Lights I found on Ravelry.  I’m hoping to give it to a friend. A good shawl is like a good hug I feel. And right now that is what she needs.

Northern Lights begins

And so on to tomorrow. Everything has had me in tears today; more smiles for tomorrow x


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