Saturday, 3 March 2012

Back to Malvern

Thank you for all your kind comments on my previous post.  I did a lot of sorting out in my life this week and reached Friday exhausted but much happier.  I'm now 'rocking and rolling' again as normal! 

I've also really pushed on with my crochet.  I love the fact that I can do it while Mark is driving us to and from work.  The commute had always felt like a lost hour or so.  Now I've got something pretty to show for it.  Here's the throw so far.

The wool that I bought last week for this project has been more or less used up, so I had a fab excuse to go back to 'The Knitting Parlour' again today.  This time I haven't messed around.  I bought a couple more balls of the pale yellow, three balls of a pale apricot and three more balls of the red multi-colour wool.  I hoping that this will give me enough to finish the throw and create a couple of matching cushion covers - although the cushion covers will have to wait until I've done the baby blanket for my colleague.

Actually I've had an amazing day today.  Last week I noticed a beautiful evening gown in a shop in Malvern.  Today Mark went shopping with me and we went back to this shop to have closer look.  I tried on several dresses and they all had that elusive 'wow' factor.  In the end Mark bought me one!  We go to quite a few formal events each year and I've been 'rotating' several long black dresses for about five years.  This dress is completely different and I love it.  Unfortunately I can't post a picture quite yet because it needed a couple of small alterations to fit me perfectly.  I'm picking it up in two weeks time.

Just to finish off our lovely trip, we also went out for lunch.  I had a goats cheese salad - which was delcious.  I adore the combination of goats cheese and walnuts but I never bother to do it at home because Mark hates both of them!

Hope that you are all having an equally nice weekend!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful day in Malvern.Is that where they have a flower show?
    Hope you are going to blog a picture of your new evening dress when you wear it.

  2. Your day sounds lovely. The throw is coming on really well, it's great that you get some time to crochet on your commute. The evening dress sounds gorgeous, I can't wait to see it.

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely day and how nice of Mark to buy you a dress! I like your throw and agree with you about 'lost' hours. I can't watch tv without crocheting or sewing because I feel like I'm wasting time xxx

  4. I love formal do's. Can't wait to see your new gown.

  5. sounds like a great day. I cannot wait to see your gown.

  6. new posh dress, sounds very glam!

  7. I do alot of driving myself because I still work in the city...I use the time to relax. It is the one time I feel like I'm not pushing myself to accomplish anything, except my destination on the road. Does that make sense?

  8. Glad to hear you're feeling more positive, your throw is coming along beautifully..............can't wait to see your new posh frock. x