thoughts on allsorts!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

hectic day - shopping, socks and crochet!

Yesterday i woke up and decided to take myself off to Bath - hubby was doing 'man' stuff - i.e. looking at ride on mower (not for us but for the local football club) - Em was at work for the morning and Dan was where he usually is - in bed!

The one thing i forgot was to take my camera ! however next time i go i will try and remember. I went really early, easy for parking, especially on a Saturday. When i got there the sun was shining - it was a lovely morning. Now don't get me wrong, i love living in the country but now and again i wonder what its like living in a town. it was lovely being there early - you could feel the town just waking up - there was that lovely spring smell in the air and the anticipation of things about to happen.

Bath is such a lovely city and there is always soo much going on - there are buskers everywhere - a young girl was singing opera and she had a beautiful voice - bath theatre was putting on Oliver and there seemed to be the whole young cast out handing out leaflets. There were two guys on bongo drums, another guy singing reggae and to top it all in the centre were two guys with not a lot on , on unicycles! I have seen them before, they always attrack a huge crowd as they are soo funny! I promise to take pics next time!

So, to retail therapy - i had a list from my daughter so i shot off to Jane Norman, River Island, Topshop, etc. - she wanted a shrug - do you think i could find one - No. But i did see a brilliant idea which was to get a sparkly, clubby sort of scarf put round shoulders and then go under arms and tie round the back - looks just like a little shrug - brilliant!

I did of a bit of shopping for myself - of course! I stopped by the lovely little quilting shop and got these
just couldn't help myself! The book is just beautiful and full of lovely ideas - the fabric is to be sent to a special friend as a surprise so i will say no more!

On the startitis front - oh boy have i been bad! On the crochet front have been trying to make flowers and made this
not very good pic but was quite pleased with how it turned out! still finding reading instructions a bit of a nightmare! Don't know if any of you have seen this yet -Its got some lovely patterns in it.

I have also started some slouch socks, which are on two needles! Then i had a lovely surprise the other day when Trashy popped in - she very kindly showed me how to cast on and knit with four needles! I did try, really i did, but decided four was too many and found this pattern using three

only trouble is, i seem to knitting inside out - help - any advice welcome!

Another startitis project is this flag

Its a lovely quilted patchwork design which i have been promising to make for a friend for a while - now i have got all my fabrics and have started cutting out - at last!

well, i feel shattered just writing about it all! So i better stop, have another cuppa and toast, and get on with the day.

Have a lovely day.



Gina said...

No wonder you are feeling shattered! Sounds like you had a good day though.

Kitty said...

Flipping heck, you've been busy! I haven't been to Bath in waaaay too long. All your buys look wonderful. x

Joy said...

You've been so busy - love the shopping loot!!! Bath sounds like great fun, will have to put that on the 'to do' list for when we visit UK!!! Yay for you with your crocheting, keep at it, looks like you've picked it up really well. Sorry, I'm no help on the knitting front ... I'm not good at all at that ;o).
Joy :o)

LizzieJane said...

Good grief I am tired just reading all that you did! I went to Bath many years ago and found it a very fun and interesting place. Glad you had a great time.

Dionne said...

What a lovely day! I can't BELIEVE how talented you are! That three needle knitting is just too much for my little brain, I think I'm getting hand cramps just looking at it. LOL, like I said you are awesome!

Working Mom Knits said...

Dearie dear - Mr. Postie will be stopping by with a little something; sadly, not in time to add it to your Easter basket though.

Annie said...

All that crotcheting makes me want to get my hooks out.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lot of lovely shopping goodies!

I'm going to have a look for the magazine when I go out later!

Lucy x