Any time I have an appointment with the hairdresser, I plan ahead and know exactly what I will bring with me to work on and I have it sitting in a bag ready to take. A couple of weeks ago I was going to the hairdresser and completely forgot about having something ready to take with me to crochet. About five minutes before I had to leave the house I suddenly remembered. So there was a bit of a panic while I tried to think what I was currently working on that would be suitable to take with me. Nothing! None of my WIPs were at a stage for sticking in a bag and taking out with me. Aaarrrgggghhhhh!!!
So I had to try and think of something else that I could start. What could I make? What yarn did I have? Did I need a pattern? I remembered buying a ball of Stylecraft Special DK in white whenever I bought the yarn for Dhaveena's blanket. I thought I would be able to work it in some way but it didn't look right. Well, that was a start; I had yarn. To me, white yarn means something for a baby and I rarely use white for anything else. I grabbed my Cute and Easy Baby Clothes book by Nikki Trench and a 4mm hook. Everything was hastily put in a bag and I set off for the hairdresser's.
What has that got to do with four birds, I hear you ask? I'm sure you've heard of the expression 'killing two birds with the one stone'. Crocheting the Blossom Shawl has, for me, killed four birds with one stone.
- Something to work on while at the hairdresser
- Something to make using the Stylecraft Special DK white yarn
- Something that I can work on while travelling in the car
- Something that I can give as a present when Dhaveena's baby brother or sister is born in a few months time
All the best for now. Our gorgeous weather is continuing but I think not for much longer.