Tuesday, 29 April 2014

April Shout-outs

Today I am in the mood for 'shouting out' greetings to fellow bloggers who have brightened up my bit of the blogosphere.

Thank you to everyone for your supportive comments on Lupey Loops and for your kind emails at jodiebodiecrochets@gmail.com and messages through Ravelry. Since starting this blog about 18 months ago, my online world has expanded exponentially with lots of new friends, new ideas, new learning and the discovery of so many beautiful, beautiful crochet creations - lots of happiness to brighten up this troubled planet.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

'Live Well' Even If You Can't 'Get Well'

Last August I suffered a nasty flare up of my symptoms and began writing this post.  My thoughts at the time were:

“2013 has pushed my limits with too many commitments.  I am usually very good at pacing things but 2013 just won’t slow down! 

“Hence a pause in blog posts as I cut back on activities for a period of rest and recovery.

“It is at these times when illness 'knocks me for six' that I appreciate the supports which have been carefully set up by me, my family and my care team.  It is perhaps also an appropriate time to elaborate on my affirmation card which advises:

Live well even if you can’t get well.”

This post will summarise strategies to ‘live well’ after explaining the use of ‘well’ in my affirmation.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Last Minute Easter Baskets

It's Easter Saturday and I am crocheting some mini Easter baskets just in time for Easter Sunday. These cute little baskets are perfect for using up small leftovers while conducting experiments with yarn and hooks.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Access All Areas : if you can get a park!

What's wrong with this picture?
A small Mercedes hatchback has squeezed between two other cars in a car park.
One of those 'other cars' is in a disability parking bay.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Method to the Mohair

"Sweet Pea Shawl" crocheted with Moda Vera 'Sentiments Sparkle'
(12% mohair, 12% wool, 72% acrylic, 4% metallic)
Pattern designed by Amie Hirtes (www.nexstitch.com)

Natural fibre,
Ethereal drape,
Mysterious halo,
Adds texture to shape.

Warming wisps,
Catching the air,
Perfectly light*,
But cosy to wear.

Fuzzy and warm,
Bulky or fine,
Soft but not scratchy,
Such blends are divine.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

First of the Autumn Scarves

At last! The first three scarves of Autumn 2014 are finished and ready to greet the world.

Some took longer than others, but I am proud of my self-designed silk mohair scarves. 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Update

It's the 1st of April but this is not an April Fool's Day joke - just a quick update on my current activities.