Saturday, 21 February 2015

One of Those Days

The loss of my camera has put me out of sorts the last few days.  I don't know why it should but I don't seem to be able to get myself organised.

Thankfully, my darling husband has now picked up a lovely new camera for me.  Same make as the last one but a more up-to-date model.  I should be back on form again soon.

On Thursday, I had planned on a day out to Chester, as part of my birthday treat days.  I arrived at the train station, bought my ticket, and then found out that the train had been cancelled and subsequent trains were subject to delay!  Then it started pouring down with rain!

I got a refund on my ticket and went home - I thought I'd have a leisurely day at home instead.

Half an hour after returning home the rain stopped and it started to brighten up!  I then spent the next two hours cursing myself for giving into the weather so easily.

But you can't sit around feeling sorry for yourself and I needed to go to the bank, so I thought a walk would do me good.  It's a mile walk to the bank branch - a nice brisk energetic walk to blow away the cobwebs.  As soon as I arrived at the bank it started to pour with rain again!  I had a miserable walk back that didn't feel in the least bit brisk or energetic, just soggy!

Nothing for it but to grab a crochet hook and some zingy colours of yarn and make something to cheer me up.

So this is what I made, a lovely juicy-coloured liner for a basket that I can use for my works-in-progress.

I used Stylecraft Special DK in Pomegranate, Saffron, Cloud Blue, Turquoise and Shrimp.

I love the colour combination - it really cheered me up.

Now I have a jolly new basket for my WIPs and I still have a trip to Chester to look forward to - I'm going this coming week, whatever the weather!


  1. Isn't the weather annoying, hope you soon have your trip to Chester. Love the basket!

  2. I read a blog today where a woman had made a cowl and mittens. The colors you used in the bowl would look SO GREAT made into the cowl and mittens.

    1. The cowl and gloves look great. The colours I used would make a very cosy set. Thanks for the link.

  3. Weather so changeable at the moment. Tuesday, lovely so quickly went for a walk to my local park. Wednesday...poured down all day! Hope the weather gods smile on you this week. Chester is lovely. Used to be a good fabric stall in the market hall.

    1. It's raining again today! When I eventually get to Chester, I'll have to see if I can find the fabric stall.

  4. By the way Janet, I made two pots of primroses using your pattern. One for me and one for my sister. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. It is a great basket now with all that crochet love.

  6. Sorry your day got cancelled, but gosh, how fantastic is that basket liner!! xx

  7. I think it really is that time of year, when things seem a bit hard. Your basket liner is a real splash of cheery colour. Hope you have a great birthday.


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