- Aunty Mum
- The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The need for speed
With Mum away, I am quite rushed off my feet: I knew I was relying on her to pick up the slack . . . justifying it to myself that it was a little holiday for me before she went on hers. I'm not complaining about the workload (except for the dishes that still need doing post-post dinner) I'm just amazed that I'm getting the time - and the urge - to create. The guilt also got to me in that I hadn't got around to making Rogan a blanket yet. Not wanting to go out and buy yet more wool I've gathered up all my left overs and unused balls from other projects. Then, I got out the Happy Hooker book and decided that he'd get a crocheted patchwork blanket, made up of swatches of a variety of different designs and stitches. I've done three and am on to my third. I love the puff stitch but it's very thirsty on wool. I'm cheating a bit as I'm making the squares 21cm x 21 cm to make it go a bit quicker. Rest assured, there'll be plenty of good, ole, reliable granny squares in there too!