I Still Do And Always Will

25 years ago today, this gorgeous, wise, caring, funny, kind man said ‘I Do’ to me and I happily said it back.

All the time we were saying our vows we could not stop smiling at each other. It is one of my favourite memories of a day packed full of lovely moments.

 

I give thanks every day for my good fortune in finding such a wonderful man to share my life with.  You can read about the happenstance of our first date here.  The only thing I would change? If I had the time again, I’d find him sooner.

Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary my darling Hub ♥️♥️♥️

Julie’s Blanket: a crochet adventure

It’s been many months since I last wrote about any knitting or crochet projects. This is not through idleness, however. On the contrary, I have been beavering away on a most enjoyable commission project, thanks to my dear friend Julie.

Last May, Julie was giving me a lift to London’s Gatwick airport and we chatted about her wish to have a crochet cover for her king size bed. No problem, I said gaily, relishing the chance to have a go at a bespoke creation. I don’t think I had fully engaged my brain on the enormity of the challenge. But I have enjoyed so much the whole process – from conception to happy customer.

Initially, having established a few likes and dislikes on Julie’s part, plus palette options, we homed in on a kind of ’tiled’ approach and I set about designing the key components.

 

Most of the colours survived from this test palette. The beige in particular didn’t make the cut. The yarns are a variety of DK weights from the Stylecraft range.

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