Hello!, thank you for all the suggestions on how I could cheat in the Strictly Sock-along. I've decided that I'm definitely joining in and I will be using some of those great suggestions left in the comments :-)
Today is another wet one. I had the foresight to tidy the garden yesterday when the weather was lovely. This time of year we have to keep on top of collecting all the leaves and acorns so any dry day we have we have to take advantage of, although, as I'm sitting here now looking out on the garden the top lawn is already covered with leaves again!
I did get my October Calendar Girl stitched and finished, only just though, this one caused me problems, I don't know why but I just kept miscounting. But she's all done now and she's one of my favourites :-)
The Autumn leaves are a gift from Bonnie 🍂🍁
I've been a little obsessed with making crochet pumpkins, I made these three last week.
The little stick stalks are another gift from Bonnie, when she walks here she likes to pick things up on the way, a pretty leaf, a nice stick, as children do :-)
But actually the stick proved perfect to make the stalks and she was really happy that she had bought something useful
Todays gift was that lovely golden leaf in the middle.
Yes I do keep what the children bring me. Oliver once had a small collection of sticks and pebbles in a corner of our garden, he would pick things when we were out for a walk and say, this is a nice stick / pebble Nanny and home it would come, lol
More pumpkins, these are paper mache ones from Hobby Craft, which I painted
I bought a pumpkin crochet kit from The Cotton Pod at Yarndale two years ago and it kicked my obsession off with them this year. There was enough yarn in the kit to make two pumpkins this size (they are just a bit bigger than the palm of my hand). I made a stalk for the other one, (not photographed) but didn't bother with the leaf and tendril thingy as I found them fiddly.
I'm going to make the most of a rainy afternoon now by starting to wind my yarn advent exchanges.
I'm doing two swaps this year and can't wait to put all the lovely things together.🤶🤶🤶
See you soon