Anyway, until then I have managed to muscle my way on to the computer so that I can show you my latest finished project.
I wanted to make something 'heirloom' for my up and coming birthday. It's a while since I've made a large crochet tablecloth so I thought I'd give it a go.
I found a pattern for a lovely circular tablecloth on Ravelry. Here is my finished version.
The pattern is free and is available here.
It's something to treasure and I've told Eve she'll be able to show it to her grandchildren and tell them how her mother made it for her 50th birthday. A little bit of history - whether they'll be impressed is another matter!