Now, I promised to keep my blog up to date and already I've failed miserably! So, no promises from now on, I'll just check in when I can. My life is heading in a new and exciting direction: my teacher training started yesterday!!! I'll be hurtling through a challenging and hopefully rewarding and enriching 12 months before achieving my end goal of Qualified Teacher Status in Spring 2015. So, time for reflection....
Sometimes in life, it takes the support of special people to help us reach our dreams. One such person in my life is my wonderful friend Liz. And here she is, with her beautiful 'circle in a square' blanket, which she began whilst attending my crochet course this time last year. I have known Liz for several years now and our friendship has developed very naturally - I can only summise that we are soulmates of sorts, cut from the same cloth. We have similar tastes, especially when it comes to yarn! But Liz also has a calmness that keeps me grounded and supports me in times of stress. I am so delighted to finally share both her and her blanket here on my special, calm blog space. Needless to say, my own 'circle in a square' blanket is far from finished, but here's hoping!!!
And here's a little glimpse of what inspires me.... a walk down to Kimmeridge with The Sicilian and the bimbi.... an unusual rock and the most heavenly coloured seaweed. It reminds of the kidsilk haze I used for Pipi's hat and scarf in my book (shade 'Majestic), and makes me want to hook up an ethereal summer t-shirt for her to throw on when the sun goes down and the cold creeps in.
I will be keeping my hooks busy, but in a more relaxed way, publishing patterns when I can, making gifts if time allows. So do pop by, although you might find crochet mixed with a dose of history and trainee teacher speak ;) xxx