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And as you can just make out in this picture, lengths of wool were attached to the piano keys
So I asked them, when they had finished with the lengths of wool they were using, if I could have them and I used the to make GAD 180!
How exciting was that!
However even more exciting is that I had my first DORSET crochet pupil today - AHA
She found me through an advert that I placed in the Blackmore Vale Magazine
She had been taught by a friend previously and had come along with a Granny Square that they had started together, but she hadn't been taught the "traditional" granny way, and wasn't putting in 1ch spaces or 3 chain corners, nor did she know how to start the Granny Square of as that's something that her friend had done, however she did know how to crochet a Treble, which was great and another advantage is that she was really passionate about learning to crochet.! She had also told me that she had attended a disastrous "group" class in the past too, so an individual 1 to 1 class was just what she was looking for.
Together we practiced a foundation chain, which incorporated holding the wool correctly to give a good tension and then we went on to making her 1st Granny Square - the MAC way!
She did really well and we even got up to row 3 by the time our class time went by as she was already an expert in crocheting trebles!
It was great to get back into teaching crochet again and I am looking forward to meeting AHA again soon as I have so much more to teach her e.g. working in rows, colour changes, following a pattern, reading crochet symbols.........!! the list goes on
I was really trying very hard today, to choose randomly from my yarn stash basket and pull out some new colours for GAD 177 & this is what I came up with......
So the Red is quite random as I haven't got a red in any adjoining squares, however the cream is in the square to the left and the maroon is in the square to the bottom left (you can just see it) and the blue which I thought was a good choice didn't work out either as I used the very same blue in the border that I was joining the square too!
Granny A Day 175 & 176 were made together today as I ran out of time yesterday as I had such a full on busy day here in the countryside village that I now live in, in Dorset!
There is always SO much to do here on top of the fact that we have taken on a HUGE house to renovate, there is also day to day life, a grumpy dog who is off his food and won't take his tablets and a stubborn husband who moved so many heavy boxes on Thursday that his Sciatica has returned with a vengeance so I am having to give him massages every few hours!
So my respite today was to make this lovely PINK GAD which I am dedicating to the little Pink Princess who lives next door but one - she is lovely, I am her new best mate and she loves PINK!
In contrast GAD is this rather plain cream square which I think looks just great against the many multi coloured squares that I have made recently.
Here's a little picture of the main road in my village
I was taking a break from weeding the patio and walking down to the local soft furnishings shop to ask about getting some curtains that we brought with us, altered as they fit the new windows but are actually too large. There is nothing wrong with them apart from needing alterations so it would be a shame to waste them if we can help it.
Anyway here's a little snippet on a lovely sunny day.
Now did I mention that I was weeding the patio earlier?
Well this GAD #170 depicts the green weeds and the stone of the patio
It's a long hard job and I have to do it in bits as the sun goes around and sometimes abandon the job all together and go and do something else out of the glare of the sun.
I still made time to make my GAD #170 today, despite all the other jobs on my list!!
However there was a little non Crochet drama today!
As I was walking home from my dog walk this morning, I noticed what I thought was a log - a large log or fallen tree trunk in the farmers field next door to where I live. Then I saw that the twigs were moving and realised that it was a sheep in distress, so I went to the door of the farm and told them.
I saw, from my Crochet Room window a few moments later, one of the farmers going into the field and turning the sheep upright!
An hour or so later they came to thank me, telling me that the sheep would have died if left on it's back, and gave me a bunch of flowers!
First and foremost, I must apologise in advance for the small blogposts that I have and will be making in the coming days
I am so exhausted from the house move and all the work that goes with it, that I barely have time to Crochet and Blog about it, but as I set up this challenge I am determined to see it through day by day wherever and whenever possible.
So here is GAD 167
We had a lovely day weather wise here in Dorset today
Sunny Skies with blue patches as per the GAD I made today