They cool the air making it pleasant to work with wool and as good lighting isn’t a requirement for crochet, the darkness wrought by black skies isn’t a problem. And this year, the clouds seem to be sticking around. They haven’t fully dissipated for days now, allowing only sporadic sunlight through instead of the usual brilliantly blue skies with clouds building up towards late afternoon.
But I’m not complaining. Not at all. After a lacklustre winter on the wool front, I’m on a bit of a crochet bent at the moment and am putting it to good use. This past weekend, I embarked on an ambitious, long-term project – a multi-coloured, double-bed size blanket of rose and daisy squares:
So that’s 18 squares down, 378 to go… And if you're in love and want to make them for yourself, the pattern is from Crocheted Throws & Wraps: 25 Throws, Wraps and Blankets to Crochet by Melody Griffiths (Cico Books/Struik Lifestyle).