Since September when I last wrote here - being married has been amazing, being married to your best friends is fucking amazing. I won't go mad and tell you everything but Distant Worlds was a highlight, we're going to see it again (two more times) but in Vienna and I got a new job at work with a lot more responsibility which I'm doing well in!
Long story short, I've done a lot of shit, blah blah blah, I like knitting and crochet now too.
I've taken it up after years of speculation and I've got to admit, it's really easy.
I crocheted a baby blanket for friends and was surprised by how quick and easy it was to make, I should be knitting a project for a fellow redditor for an exchange but my hands and needles keep straying.
I'm back more specifically since I've been inspired by According to Matt and his wonderful blog. He has a great amount of links that taught me all I know. Also since I last blogged I discovered Deramores much to my banks accounts detriment and I've been WIPping like the clappers (knitting humor for you there)
Traversing crochet's hook infested waters has been fun, what I once thought looked icky in comparison to knitting, I'm now drawn to and even more so to the idea of a granny stripe throw for the martial bed.
I came across Purl Bee and their Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket and started to salivate, it's just what I wanted to do. I hopped along to their suggested yarn page and what do you know, it's £13 a fucking skein.
NOT ONLY THAT but there's only 87 yards per skein and DID WE MENTION it's merino, soft inviting and a nightmare to wash and care for.
Didn't even get to the cost, you need 58 balls of yarn for this project bringing the price of this bad boy toooooooooo
Yea I think I'm going to pass on that. In fact I'm going to make one for one tenth of the price, I'm thinking of going with Stylecraft or my favourite brand James C. Brett yarn, each ball has a minimum of 290yards, costs £2 per skein and best of all - machine washable!
My poor (awesome) husband will see me come home with another baggie of yarn and sigh, but he's lovely and lets me crochet while watching breaking bad.
Life is good, now we have a decent camera I'll aim to keep this updated, I'm going to start stocking up yarn in June after our trip to Vienna so will see you around!