Lazy weekend with cake and crochet

When the urge to crochet is strong, you just have to go with it.

Crochet: Moss Stitch Shawl

It was a glorious weekend with absolutely no plans. Hubby was on stand-by for work and ended up getting called out to do a bunch of domestic flights which meant that it was just me and the kids. 

On Saturday, my sister and nephews came over for a visit. It had been a while since we'd chatted and it was lovely to catch up. 

Lemon and blueberry drizzle bundt

She is a very talented crafter and can usually master anything she sets her mind to. She brought over her knitting to work on. At the moment she's knitting a lovely red jumper for my littlest nephew. It's quite intricate and looks way too hard for me to even contemplate. I can't knit, but I was able to supply buttons for the top of the jumper from my great big stash of buttons. 

That evening, I decided to start a new project. It was cold and I thought, why no make myself a shawl? It'd been watching YouTube videos and found the moss stitch (or linen stitch) shawl which I really liked the look of. It's an easy project to work, especially while watching television. 

Crochet: Moss Stitch Shawl

Armed with a bag of mill-ends (which I'd bought from Spotlight some time in the past couple of years), I set to work. It works up quickly and I really quite like how the change in lilac shades is happening. It's a little bit scrappy looking and you know me - I love a scrappy look.

Crochet: Moss Stitch Shawl

Yesterday, after forcing the kids out for the morning, we were free to do whatever. One child set up a section in his room (green screen and all) to make a stop motion video. The other had a neighbour over. I enjoyed watching the last few episodes of 'The Good Fight' on SBS on Demand and working on my shawl. 

At this rate, I might have a finished shawl before the cold-front arrives later this week!

Crochet: Moss Stitch Shawl


  1. Hi Anorina ,love your new project the colours are gorgeous,i really must teach myself to crochet.What a shame hubby got called out for work but it was great that you had your sister and little ones visit and boy gee that cake sure looks so yummy ,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  2. Love it! Glad you made a start. :-)


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