I am very happy to report that this week, thanks to the lovely Pip Lincoln from Meet Me at Mikes, who blogged here about some amazing crocheted lamps, I have had my crocheting mojo return in full force. Thanks Pip, you rock!!!
And not just for that, if you have never checked out her blog, you must go there now- it's awesome!!
I was sitting reading blogs, and came across that particular post, and became consumed by the need to have a go at making my own crocheted lampshade. And this is it!
It's a wee bit wonky, and I think I may try again, but for now I love it, and I love what it means to me.
I have missed that fervent excitement you get when you think- I just have to see if I can make that now, and you don't, or can't stop until it's done!!
Did I mention I am super happy about this?
Also, side note, I'm not the best photographer in the world, and it turns out, not so good at taking photos at night. Of lights!!
But I really, really love it! To make it, I just chained until it fit around the light shade, (I think I should have been more careful as I went, as it actually ended up a lot bigger than the actual shade,) and then just did grannies, till I covered the length, then sewed it together and added a bit of fringing to enhance the light affect.
So, in other news, I completed the rogaine with my brother on Saturday. The short version is : It took us seven hours and forty minutes of non stop walking, 5 hours in the pouring rain, it was freezing temperatures, there were bulls in paddocks, and I saw a deer!! Which was the highlight of the day!! We also got kind of lost. But it was absolutely awesome, and I hurt in places I didn't even know existed for a few days. Actually I'm still a bit stiff!!
On to reading, linking in with Ginny for her Yarn Along, I am happy to report that this week I have been reading a book that I absolutely am adoring! It's called "Lets pretend this never happened", and is by Jenny Lawson, who is also known as the Blogess. I love her work, and I love this book. It is heart breakingly funny. If you haven't heard of her, or read her work before, check out this post, it's one of my favourites!
And check the size of my blanket!!! I have actually been working on it this week, as it was 2 hours travel to the race on Saturday, so I got a lot done on the way there, none whatsoever done on the way home, as we were too busy recounting stories of narrowly escaping bulls, and maybe sleeping!! I'm linking in with Tami for WIP Wednesday
And this last photo is one of my shawl, which was draped over my exercise bike, and when I got up this morning, the sun was hitting it, and it just looked so beautiful that I had to take a photo to show you all it's sunny happy goodness.
Anyhoo, hope the rest of your week is lovely, take care