Most of our time was spent visiting family and wandering around town but I did manage to find a bargain in WHSmiths. The Crochet Collection (volume 1) was reduced from £9.99 to 50p.
I don't often buy crochet magazines as I tend to use Ravelry for pattern finding. Also I prefer to use the American crochet terms and most UK magazines use the British ones. I can switch between the two so I'll buy a mag if it has something I really love in. This time though I thought for 50p you can't really go wrong. There are a few patterns I'd like to make - a dinosaur for Orla, a top for me and my favourite is the Henna Rug by Claire Montgomerie.
I'm hoping to get a bit more time to sew & crochet soon as Erin has gone back to school today and Orla starts properly in the nursery next week. She's going for 2 1/2 full days as it means I can take her on days out on the two days she's not in and have a decent block of time to myself on the full days she's in. Wednesday will mostly be going back and forth to school though! It also means I can plan full study days.
|Erin's first day in Year One|