21 December 2011

respite


Sometimes you need a break in the run up to Christmas.  I know I do.  Round about the solstice I can find myself getting quite overwhelmed by the busy-ness.  This year I have been more organised not by the to-do list type of stuff, but by scheduling in some quiet time.  So it was that Veronika came round yesterday for a crochet lesson, and Elizabeth came to join us.  We had an altogether relaxing time with our hooks, mince pies and fruity spelt loaf, and a bowl of home-made pumpkin soup  before going off to meet our mates at the pub where we ended up making a communal fourteen pointed star with some pretty paper that E just happened to have in her bag.  V, who was an exemplary student and very diligent about holding the yarn properly, dropped me a line today declaring herself a crochet addict: "I crocheted my way home last night, on the central line, then onto the Waterloo and City Line, then on the train trying to remember to not miss my stop.  Then I got home and had to do just a little bit more in bed... "  she said.  


Our fluffy cat is a crochet addict too.  Except she waits until the work is done and just sits on it.

9 comments:

Liz said...

I so agree. I took time out the other day to meet up with a friend for a long lunch and good catch up. Neither of us is particularly crafty (I need to find someone who can show me how to crochet) but J. had had a couple of Ghandis knitted by an 80+ lady she'd been chatting to in the library and had managed to stitch the loin cloths and faces and fashion specs from craft wire herself (with some help from her husband).

Anonymous said...

Hello. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. I've finished work for you-know-what and we're celebrating with a G&T before we worry about baking the ham and mince pies tomorrow. So, this is slightly tipsy typing, but sent with love. Thanks for entertaining us with your stories and photos - and a very Happy Christmas!

Jill & Richard (hic)

Rattling On said...

One of my cats steals bits of knitting and crochet. But he only likes really good yarn...

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

A Lovely Post ..it made me smile :0)

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you !

Jane Housham said...

A beautiful photo in one of my favourite blogs. Happy Christmas.

Annie said...

A respite, how I could do with one of those!

However you celebrate it have a wonderful Christmas x
See you on the other side!

H said...

Well I so wish I could crochet .... That could be a New Years resolution coming on ....if I made them that is !
Wishing young very Happy Christmas
Heather

Liz said...

Meant to wish you a very merry Christmas. (And I do know how to spell Gandhi!)

BumbleVee said...

This Veronica wishes she could come 'round for a lesson in crochet too ....