I think I'm going to have to start out today by saying a big THANK YOU to the lovely Poppy Cottage @ poppycottage18.blogspot.co.uk .Thursday morning before I dashed to work an unexpected package arrived , obviously very excited I rushed to open it . Oh my goodness me I found a beautiful card depicting a scene of Bridport and a lovely little pink envelope . In side were two delightful crochet hooks , just the right size for producing my sweet little Granny square Hare jumpers !!! ( poppy cottage had enquired a couple of weeks ago to what size hooks I used for the projects I do , but I had thought this a general query .)
Here they are a Clover 2.5 mm Ergonomic , which I absolutely adore and will be purchasing in different sizes . there is none off the slipperiness of my old one !!! As well there was a 2.5mm Bamboo crochet hook which is also delightful , This was purchased from a lady called Julie Norton who has an ebay shop called SewUknit .It is a lovely crochet hook to use but I think I would have to use it with a 3 ply yarn as the hook is a bit small to catch my 4 ply . But I am seriously considering purchasing some bamboo crochet hooks too . Both hooks are much much better than my old one . Once again I am amazed by the generosity of people who make up this blogging community . I've only been blogging 7 months but I love it more and more !! If we could bottle this sort of selfless generosity up and give a spoonful to everyone , what a wonderful world we would live in !!
Another highlight Of the last fortnight I'd like to share with you is our little family trip to Saltaire ( World Heritage Site ) in West Yorkshire last Sunday . It's about 11 miles down valley from where we live . We go every few months to Salts Mill , which has the most amazing Art gallery and Book shop . My eldest son when we told him where we were going said " ah ,Salts Mill a place of quite contemplation " this is so true . But this time we only bought arts and craft things for the boys to use over the holidays , no major book purchases for me or hubby . However when we walked up into saltaire to go browsing around the lovely boutique and vintage shops I was smitten by the most delightfully promising little pair of step ladders . The first shop we went into was Rose & Browns Vintage and antique furniture & homeswares www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk .