This is the progress on my Colour Affection shawl, and as you can see I have now added in the third colour, which is the darkest blue coming in on stripes on the left hand side.......oooohhh, stripes, how I do love thee!
I am having a bit of a wobble actually, as when reading Sarah's (Crafts from the Cwtch) post on Thursday, I see that she was referring to a modification in the pattern that a lot of Ravelers have been using.
An added wrapped stitch at the beginning of the rows means there is a looser edge...... I have a feeling, having not done this, it is why I have a 'ripply' edge. This is when I wish I didn't just dive into things, but planned a little better......as I am so far in, there is absolutely no thought to ripping it all out, so I am just hoping that blocking may make things a little easier......fingers crossed!
It has to be said also, it is very difficult to get a true picture of what the shawl will look like when it is on a short circular.....so I will plod on (sometimes holding my breath) hoping all will come out in the wash!
Not a lot of crochet going on this week, but I did make a quick start on Annaboo's CAL and started making a cat......well.....I think it will be a cat, as the pattern can be modified to be a doll or a monkey, or many other things I guess, but I think this one will be a cat. Why don't you take a look at her simple and brilliantly written pattern......its being posted in stages, so there's plenty of time to still give it a whirl!
Well, with such wonderful weather we've made the most of it for the past couple of days, today with a long walk in the woods with Chester and Ned and yesterday in the Brecon Beacons ......these are mountain ranges which are Welsh National Park land , so plenty of places to walk and wow at the views. Just looking at the sell for it, 'Brecon Beacons.....one of Britain's breathing spaces'
The intrepid mountaineers.
'No, Daddy, please don't make us climb another mountain'
I've added this last picture for future reference.
Just as we approached this hill/small mountain after we had been walking for about an hour, Middle announces that he wants to run up it (just over the road in the picture) I'm not sure if this photo actually captures it, but it was steep.....very steep for my long legs let alone a six-year-old's legs! So sure to his word, off he went! He briefly stopped twice to turn and see where we were, but he just kept going till he was at the top where there is a standing stone......unbelievable!
The view from the top.
Not to be normal.....Middle then decided to run all the way back down, the road being just below the green field on the left..........impressive eh!
We had a glorious day, in fact, it has been a sublime weekend (although, I have to admit to being a little achy today) I am so blessed to live in Wales........it is a real gem!
Well, I should love you and leave you all, as there is knitting to be done and tv to be watched. Hope you all have a great and sunshiney week where ever you are!