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Sunday, 27 January 2013

travelling light...with added crochet...

a day trip to Glasgow...an early start... a train to catch...
and yes I took my making stuff with me for the train journey and afternoon...after all what else do you do whilst sitting far away from all housework and paperwork and domestic chores...

although the ride up was so beautiful I just wanted to look out of the window as we came up through the Southern Uplands...it was a magical wintery wonderland....





lunch from M&S (how I love their Simply Food shops!)...a bus and another bus...a ride through the bustling city streets on the top deck for extra thrills (yes I know should get out MORE!)...

 
 mm is that a shopping opportunity I spy...my favourite shop...
 




there's something rather attractive about the rhythm and pattern of windows tower blocks...





 can you tell it's Scotland??

 

and then an exiting afternoon of International Athletics with husband and daughter...altough I found it hard to concentrate on knitting with the runners and pole vaulters and long jumpers...and my favourites the Paralympic athletes who just make you so glad to have all your limbs and be able to see...and they are just incredible...beautiful young women who think nothing of long jumping with a metal spring for a leg...inspiring!



and the highlight of my day...apart from the amazing athletes who  were awesome of course...was a purchase of a much looked for magazine...new out from the team behind Mollie Makes and Simple Things (have you seen that gorgeous temptation?!)... 

Simply Crochet


does what it says on the tin...and refreshes the parts other crochet mags just don't reach...for me at least and I'm not telling you which parts those are!





 
despite the distractions I did manage my own personal best...I made a heart!


 not too bad for a first effort...more will follow as I am hooked!
 

this magazine is great...modern and up to the minute with ideas and patterns and inspiration...plus how to do it from basics...I would soo recommend it! and there's a special intro offer of 3 issues for £5 so no reason not to try it...

hope you're having a great weekend too! hoping I may have a little exiting news for you next week...watch this space...

Emmax


2 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Haven't tried that magazine yet, must have a look.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Emmie and Emma said...

Hi Liz, I think it's a grat mag, so nicely produced and full of great ideas...which reminds me I'm off to do the £5 subscription...see you again soon!