A reminder and …

We have been so grateful for the sun during this lockdown. Several days of sunshine and blue skies has certainly lifted the spirits. In theory there has been a lot of time for crochet – in practice – hardly any!

If you are expecting this to include the schedule for #crochet6in366 you will find it in last week’s post. Sadly I can’t add a link from here but hope to do it later. I normally write these posts on my iPad where everything is easily accessible, however, the new iPad has decided to die …. really not convenient! I’m up to date with these squares. How are you faring?

I have spent my crochet time catching up with this 100days/100squares. Rather stupidly I presumed I could remember how far I had got … I was wrong ! I duplicated far too many squares before I realised my mistake! Not quite enough to start a new blanket, but certainly enough to make a sizeable inroad into a future scrap blanket. The above squares were the last, and now I’m fully up to date.

My next task is to catch up with the Spirit of Spring blanket. There are only a few outstanding so I may even manage those in an evening. Sadly, though, my Reynauds Syndrome has kicked in ‘big time’ and cold (very) don’t work well. Hopefully things will improve soon.

I hope you are all well and safe. Food delivery isn’t easy, is it? Another reason I need my iPad!

A few thoughts

It’s difficult for all of us at the moment isn’t it. I’ve been surprised by several things:

Firstly, the conflicting information that’s being passed out by officials. Should we go out or not? ‘Rules’ say ‘Yes for specific reasons’ – Doctor says Not, not under any circumstances’. However, we don’t fall into the very specific guidelines as set out by the government. What to do? Wait and see. We won’t fade away I’m sure.

Secondly, I’ve been surprised by the empty headed behaviour of a few (very few that I’ve actually seen) people who feel they can flaunt the rules. I’ll say no more …

Thirdly, I’ve been amazed and heartened by the way our small local community has come together to support each other. King may this spirit continue.

We have been blessed with beautiful weather. The skies have been blue and the sunshine a real antidote to the ever increasing doom and gloom that is being broadcast on TV and Radio. Spring is my favourite season – temperatures neither too low nor too high. I’m very fickle.

The camellia above flowers at this time every year. It is in a very sheltered position and will continue flowering now into May. I’m sure the blooms have increased in size over the years. It was my father’s favourite plant, so it always seems to bring him closer when it flowers. This year? However, I was struck by the similarity in colour to the current #crochet6in366 blanket. Even the sky chose to echo the colours.

Take care everyone. We’ll get through this if we all stick to the rules.