I commented the following to Joy at Diary of a retired teacher on her Tuesday 17th November post
a nice uncomplicated day. I hope to achieve that too today :-) My plan is ( I have informed Sr P) to fill my backpack with a few essential things get out of here by 11am and walk,walk and walk.. no planned destination. Sit down somewhere nice and crochet....and walk some more. I need to disconnect from house work,planning meals and cooking. It seems I have been allotted the full housewife role since I retired and it is plain boring!!
I did this! It was great! I set out along THE ROAD (remember this is where I don't take photos see my post here to see why) and I ended up at the Palmeral park where I decided to take some video shots of the park to post here. A bit ambitious of me but blogger does allow for inserting videos. As it is these video clips didn't work as they were too large so I have to work out how to compress the video files on iMovie.
Hey Ho!!! Another learning curve!
I did take some photos though!
It was a lovely sunny day with just a smattering of clouds floating across the glorious Mediterranean blue,blue sky.
It looks as if the Palmeral park is a cat haven because I sighted and counted 7 cats as I was walking through the park. They all looked plump and healthy so it is a good hunting ground or someone is feeding them. They were not inclined to be sociable but perhaps that is best really!
After a walk around I sat down to munch on a couple of crackers I had bought with me for a quick snack. As I was munching my snack I listened to this little chappie who was chirping away energetically practically in front of me! I think he was telling me to clear off!
Well he won! It was time to go.
In all, this walk took me about 2hours 15 mins and I
walked 7 and a half miles...that's my record at present. I have planned to do a
lengthy walk once a week (not counting Sunday morning outings)...the
other days I have to settle for a tight hour. (as explained here).
I am frogging the baby blanket!! It will just not do!!
This was Baby's mother's first choice!
A mosaic crochet free pattern from Yarnspirations!
I was pleased with Baby's mother's choice because I am very keen to try out mosaic crochet following the advice and information I have received from Linda's posts at Linda's Crafty Corner. Her many wonderful mosaic crochet projects have inspired me to try it out. I have read all the details she posted for us about Mosaic crochet so I thought that this was my chance to go ahead and try Mosaic crochet. In fact the little I have done hasn't turned out badly at all everything has gone according to pattern and is quite straight forward and looks nice.
The pattern itself was going well.
What was the problem then?
As I was crocheting I could see that the weight of the blanket was not going to be ideal for what baby's mother wanted. She asked for a blanket or shawl to wrap baby in and I could see that this mosaic pattern was producing a thickness that would be ideal for a cot cover,a floor play rug or a pram/pushchair cover but definitely not a baby wrap blanket. Luckily Baby's mother chose 3 different blankets in all so I was able to go on to the second choice. It isn't a mosaic pattern but at least I was able to practise mosaic crochet in the first 5 rows of the first pattern. I shall certainly try again though
RAOCKs - Random Act of Crochet Kindness
Two RAOCKs flowers finished ready to be sent to the UK to my niece. As I am still reluctant to put them out to be found here I have asked her to give them to her two girls to give to their teachers or let the girls leave out to be found there.
KEEP WELL and HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND