Saturday, 18 June 2011

Crochet and knitting

 We have been spending lots of time with delicious wool and cotton recently. My son, like most boys his age is not a fan of getting washed, I mean a biy is just "meant" to be dirty, right?  Well when we were in a wool shop recently he was telling the lady that I had been knitting dishcloths  and she said that knitted face cloths were nice to. Upon seeing his interest I showed him the cotton and the above is his new, only for him,lovely and sof face cloth. He asks for it all of the time now, a bath is not complete without it.  I am now a convert, it is incredible just how soft these are when you put them in the water. I intend on making one for each of us, probably more.  As you can see it is just a crochet granny square but the first round is crocheted into a star. It is the first crochet pattern that I have been able to follow so I am quite pleased with it.
Here is my daughter finishing off a  knitted dish cloth. Again these are fab. They scrub off even the most burnt on food from the pan, trust me I burn alot of things, Ha.  Just basic cotton available from most wool shops. I think I paid about £1.20 for a ball of this. I am not sure how much the face cloth cotton cost me, but there is loads left to make some more.

Change Your Life

Have you ever wanted to change your life ? I mean I know if we had unlimited amounts of money or no commitments we could just do what we wanted, live our dreams so to speak. But what if your dreams mean living in this when  infact you are living in a 1950's style box of a house, your out at work all day, running to kids clubs at night, driving a gas guzzling car and generally too exhausted at the weekends to do anything.
For some time now I have thought about the changes I would like to make in order to live a more simple life where we have the time and energy to stop and smell the roses. I thought about it but didnt really put much effort into anything else, perhaps it was because I was too tired by the end of the week and it seemed the "simple" option just to do the same things we usually do.

There are some things that have to stay the same, sadly there is nothing that I can do about these things for now.  But I am so inspired to see what we can do in our current home to bring a few simple pleasures to our home and lives.  I hope that you join us on our journey.