As you can see, My brother and I are children of the seventies, and I am sporting that coolest trend of the mid seventies: a crochet hat. I imagine that my grandmother made it, she could crochet, and made beautiful things. She tried to teach me to crochet once. I couldn't see it at all. Then, a couple of years ago, I bought a fabulous book: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller. I spent a week on holiday trying it out with one hook and squeaky acrylic wool. Guess what? I can crochet! (don't get excited, not well....)
For crochet you need: a hook, yarn. That's about it.
So, in hommage to the sewweekly kidding around week, I made:
Then, this weekend in the caravan I made this scarf from the book with another of the balls of wool, it's a one ball pattern so cost about 20p and took an evening in front of the telly to make plus an hour the next day.
I'm going to put it in my Christmas pressy box ready to pack up in December!
Finally, went carbooting at the weekend, here's my haul:
Particularly keen on the spotty ribbon, the seller said she had a dress with it on in the 50s when she was a child.