Friday, 27 April 2012

Old dog, new tricks! Learning to crochet

Well, for some completely obscure reason, I decided a couple of months back that learning to crochet was a good idea. I suppose that is what Grandmas do anyway, isn't it? So I bought a set of crochet hooks and some wool, and tried to follow the instructions for a 'Granny Square' in a book I had.

So this is my first square - well, more like bunting! I had a friend round for supper when this was taken and we couldn't stop laughing!

So, not to be discouraged, I tried again, and again. Every 'square' turned out round! Ha ha ha! Then, on the advice of a dear friend, I looked at a crochet tutorial on you tube, which resulted in this...ermmmm......well.. ..not round, but not square!!!

I belong to a lovely forum on a website: and one member suggested another crochet tutorial, which actually just hit the spot! Ta da!!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Hello and welcome to my blog!

Well, I guess you are wondering what this blog is about? I expect only time will tell!

It occurred to me that although I attempt to do all the things a Grandma is supposed to e.g.  bake cakes, grow vegetables, keep chickens, knit (that's another story), etc etc, life generally is very eventful, with the unexpected rearing it's head far more frequently than I would have thought possible!

So, after some thought, I have decided it would be prudent to put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard) to keep some sort of record of what it is really like to be a country Grandma in the 2nd millenium.

I hope you enjoy sharing my journey, and thank you for looking!