Hello there, thank goodness we have arrived at the weekend! Although in the UK it was a shorter working week thanks to the Bank Holiday last Monday, in fact it felt like a long week - revision and course work going full throttle here at home, and work for DH and I was absolutely hectic.
The last few weeks in fact have been very, very busy, but I have still managed to sneak in some crochet time here and there. My regular Monday evenings with my dearest friend Sue means that I know I have at least a couple of hours each week to get out the hooks and the yarn as we chat and sip coffee.
This morning the sun shone for a little while, so quickly snapped a photo of my last few weeks of granny square making:
I now have a total of 56 squares (well actually there is 64 but I have decided not to include the pink ones into the final blanket - these will be used in another project instead). So most weeks I have managed to make more than one square (we are now into week 19). My daughter helped me to arrange all the squares on the living room carpet this morning, silly me though forgot to snap a photo. 80 squares will make a very decent sized blanket, especially when there will be several rows of border.
In amongst the grannies I have also been working on vintage-style pot holders as in this post, here is work in progress on my most recent effort:
I have also been making a little bit of progress with my Couch25K challenge. This is the start of my third week, DH and I adjusted the programme slightly to start with due to our age and general unfitness! So this week is the first week of the programme "proper" whereby we alternate one minute of jogging with 90 seconds of brisk walking. The programme advises a total of 30 minutes for this, but we usually do 40 minutes as we do a complete lap of our local Outwoods. This week I did the programme along the paths of our local estate midweek, but this really hurt my knees as my trainers are designed for trail running - I really hadn't anticipated how much difference jogging on a hard surface would make. In the Outwoods the paths are made from decades of packed-down leaves and pine needles so in fact is quite springy. I must say though, dodgy knees notwithstanding, I am beginning to feel the benefit of this new regime. And, against my better nature, I am actually enjoying it!!!!
Well, must away, hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!