Last week, when LLJ commented on my song- themed crochet squares, she wondered what a Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll themed one would look like.
Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll Challenge
(Sorry, it sounds wilder than it is 😏)
So, if you feel like it, here’s a challenge. Show me what you think a Sex, drugs n rock n roll square should look like! The squares start from the centre, so it’s helpful if the design is symmetrical on the four sides. You can share them via Facebook or email them to me at Lmcollis@icloud-dot- com and I’ll feature any next week. If any are within my capabilities, I’ll even have a go at one. 😀 Don’t worry about it being “crochetable,” it’s just a bit of fun.
Polly Plum’s Stardust Melodies patterns all start from a square with double crochets in the back loop only. This gives a nice line of stitches to crochet down into.
This one looks a bit like dope leaves but is called Dream a little dream of me.
This is the easiest one. As Time Goes By.
I started going off piste this week. The first one looks a bit Noughts and Crosses.
With this one I made it off centre to try and get a bit of movement into the design. It looks a bit like a ninja square!
We went to Sandwich with my cousin and her husband last Thursday. I don’t see her much as she lives near Exeter. We had a lovely day mooching around Sandwich.
The market had an excellent bread stall and we bought some rye and linseed bread, like that I used to bring home when I worked in Denmark.
We went to the Medieval centre, where the craftspeople were really interesting, showing us 15th century metal and woodwork, and talking about the life at the time.
They showed us arrow types, for poachers ( a ball to knock out birds) , for armour-piercing, chain mail etc. I bought one (£3!) as it will make a good bradawl once I find a handle. B has suggested a paintbrush handle which is a good idea.
I hadn’t realised, but in the 15th century, the port of Sandwich was huge, the third most important port in the country, used for wool export and wine imports. The centre is making a copy of a 15th century boat.
My creative writing course has restarted. It’s always a brilliant inspiration.
Big cat diaries
Bella has decided this week that she likes my lap. Today I was instructed to come downstairs. I thought she wanted food, but no, my required function was cat cushion. I know my place!
There’s quite a competition now. They’re not cats who share easily. Here’s Gracie.
They send meows to all your cats 😻😻
This one is for the BBC Proms season. Hasn’t it been wonderful? Did you see St Saen’s Carnival of the Animals? Brilliant! It’s here (link only works for UK, sorry). The only one I won’t watch is the last night of the Proms. It’s very jingoistic. The song Rule Britannia makes my blood boil. “Britons never will be slaves” indeed. 🤬🤬 Only because they made so much out of enslaving others. It really should be banned.
Anyway, the rest of the music was glorious.
Stay safe and carry on crafting!