CLEARING THE DECKS
All previous attempts at crochet have been dismal failures but this November I wanted to crochet a poppy for Remembrance Day. After several disasters I asked my daughter (a competent crocheter) for her help and succeeded in making a respectable poppy. I decided to try and crochet a square with the leftover red, green and black wool. The square grew and grew till I ran out of wool. I bought another ball of red and one of green and remembered buying several balls of black wool many years ago but never getting round to using it - so they were used up too. Having made the blanket in the poppy colours I have added some poppies onto the corners of the border. Yesterday evening I made little green leaves and finished stitching them on this afternoon. It's really lovely to snuggle into on a chilly evening! I found crochet quite therapeutic - I'll definitely be making something else!