Well I haven't done a great deal of crafting this weekend because I 'lost' a whole day sorting out birthday presents for my two lovely boys and covering at the clinic while Steph nursed her poorly Max.
Yesterday afternoon and this afternoon I have been happily sorting through my Stylecraft yarn ready for the Attic 24 crochet along Part 2. I had already made the centre squares:
Last night I sorted out the colours I wanted to use - autumny shades - my favourites!
Then I wound some yarn into cakes. I may have to get some more 'Grape' and 'Camel' but should have enough of the other colours. I think I only bought five colours in the end because I had plenty left from my blanket last year.
Late this afternoon I made a start - the anticipation has been overwhelming!
I've made a start but (tssk, I can't help myself) I'm doing the pattern slightly different from Lucy's. She is using a variation of the original Log Cabin Quilt Block (Courthouse Steps) but I wanted to used the original setting. I'm going to set it out to make an eight pointed star when all the blocks are finished. Instead of using 16 colours (plus the centre square) in each block I will only be using eight colours. This is where I'm up to:
There hasn't been a huge pile of clothes to wash this week. Much more than in the summer but much less than in the deep winter. What I have noticed is what I call double dip sock weather. When it gets cold Will wears two pairs of socks. In the deepest winter weather he wears three pairs. I got him some long johns one year for a joke and he immediately asked for more. When it gets to Triple Dip sock weather you know it's time to break out the long johns. That makes for a lot of washing! 21 pairs of work socks every week. Let's hope we don't have a triple dip winter eh?