I was busy with my crochet hook this time and also with my wonderful old Singer sewing machine with crank handle. I made dresses for my daughter and myself and shorts for my son. I forgot to take a photo of my sewing machine to show you but I just LOVE it! I find it so relaxing to sew on it and what a fabulous feat of engineering that a 1937 machine still sews so well and smoothly and doesn't require any electricity to keep it going!
No photos of my sewing but here are some of my crochet projects. I really fancied the look of Jane Crowfoot's Persian Tiles Blanket so I made a sample with the wools I had on hand... not a bad match to the original though my dark blue is more purply than the one Jane used in her design. I'd definitely consider making the whole blanket. Each octagon is quite large... about the size of a dinner plate.
I made only a little progress on a blanket I am making for my young son. This is all his choice. I tried to convince him to go for a theme with the colours but no, he just wanted any and every colour just all mixed in. He chooses which colour I add next and he also chose the ripple design.
I spent most time working on a lacy top for my daughter but I haven't got photos of it. I completed it but I still need to hide ends and wash and block it so I'll show you that in another post.
Lastly I made this little set of coasters for my mother-in-law. I have some of those in my house, they can be whipped up in no time and I think they look really pretty. It's a free pattern which can be found in several places on the web and I got mine from here.
I had brought shuttles too of course... but I'm sorry to report that on this occasion, they remained idle. I'm sure it won't be for long though!