Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Snow is falling - all around
Snow has been falling on the island this week. Great fun when you are 5 years old, but after a while we retreat to snuggle up indoors where it is warm.
But what's this? More snow - inside? Just a couple of flakes to start with...
and then a veritable snowstorm! I had great fun trying out various crochet snowflake patterns for my garland. I will update my ravelry page soon with the links.
The tiny ones worked out best for what I had imagined. I crocheted 15, using half a ball of Rooster almerino from my stash. Such a fun quick wee project.
Reading wise - well, John and I are currently training as First Responders with the Ambulance service. Volunteers from the community who will attend medical emergencies right away and carry out basic first aid, or life support procedures, until the paramedics arrive. We are 20 minutes drive away from the hospital, and our 3 ambulances have a lot of area to cover, so First Responders can play an important role in the scattered communities. Tonight is our last training night, and there is a wee test at the end...
In between I have been thoroughly enjoying this light Christmassy romance.Completely predictable, as all romantic novels must be, but very atmospheric, great fun - and lots of delicious sounding food.
So nice to have a finished object to show at Ginny's Yarn Along. Do drop by and see all the lovely yarny goodness there. Stay warm now. xxx
Eta: The snowflake garland pattern can be found here. I blocked my snowflakes and sprayed them with starch. I have added all the snowflakes to my Ravelry page