Mini Break – Dorset
I spent a week in Dorset with my Uncle, his partner, my aunt, and their two kids (my cousins), my cousin’s partner and their seven kids. One branch of the Griffith’s in three caravans in effect.
I packed LOTS of yarn, pjs, books and warm jumpers! The journey took us around five hours from The East Midlands to Poole coast. Mega. But all that car crochet time was put to good use.
The British Weather
Because I am British and no excursion is complete without a weather report, we caught Storm Ophelia and Storm Brian. Gail force winds, moody skies, red moon, torrential rain but also beautiful sunshine and abnormal warm winds. Times for exploring and times to hunker down.
Selfies and Shorelines
We visited a few different beaches and harbours. The kids paddled in the freezing cold sea and we ate chips by the seaside. Standard. In the evenings the kids did the entertainment, the oldies did the bingo thing and I was in the arcades and then in my pjs with peach beeline’s watching ice road truckers with my uncle. Simple things.
I took three projects with me
A commissioned blanket.
A pair of DK knit socks.
And a Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle.
this blanket has been commissioned by the owner of my previous commission for her mum. I had been playing with swatches and colour ways and finally decided on a 16 colour repeat!
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle
I blogged all about my cowl here and its’s free pattern.
I didn’t even touch the DK knit socks! Crochet won over .
Amaya, five, is my cousin’s second youngest daughter and she is ADORABLE. She became my little shadow and followed me around asking so many questions about my crochet. She was genuinely fascinated. She also squished my yarn and WIPS and snuggled with them. Kid after my own heart. She asked for a scarf for her ‘Rabbit’ as he was cold by the seaside.
Rabbit’s scarf: Chain 7, dc into 2nd ch, dc to end. *Ch 1, turn, dc to end*. Repeat from * to * until desired length. I made mine apron 30 rows.
Fringing I wrapped yarn around a paracetamol packet and cut the top and bottom so as to create equal strands (it was too hand due to a headache in the caravan) I tied two strands to each ch space.
His fringing matches his fur. Heart eyes.