Sunday, 27 May 2012

Summer Tea and Crochet Party

This week has been very lovely with all the sunshine and warm temperatures, which I have enjoyed every moment of! I have been very busy this week, making the most of every opportunity when I haven't been working. On quiet evenings I have been continuing on with Sunny Stripe blanket or learning new crochet patterns, here are some photos to show you how my crochet is getting on.
Today has been filled with frothy tea and coffee, coffee cake and of course, lots of crochet! My sister This Girl is... aka Lisa, has been wanting to learn how to crochet for some time and we have finally had time to do a bit of crochet tutoring. What a lovely day it has been!

We had a lovely pasta salad lunch indoors, which was followed by some teaching of basic crochet stitches. I was flattered by how much my sister greatly appreciated me taking the time to show her these stitches, and she learned them very quickly! 

As we crocheted indoors, my brother-in-law Dave tinkered about in the garden and made a very rustic ghetto garden table in which we used for our 'outside tea, cake and crochet party'. Even the next door neighbour's cat tried to join in on the action. When we were outside my sister and I decided to have some fun doing little granny squares, and only having just learned the treble stitch my sister produced her very first granny square. I helped guide her through the technique by making my own granny square at the same time, to make it easier for guiding on what to do. Lisa made the blue square shown in the picture and I think it is excellent for her first one.

There will be future crochet tutoring sessions to be had, as she wants to learn more and she said she will show me how to make jam (I hope its bramble jam!). Crafting is very relaxing and such a fun hobby to share and spend time doing it with someone else. 


  1. what a lovely idea, a crochet tea party in the garden. Im sure your sister will pick it up quickly. Crochet is so addictive!

  2. It's a great way to spend time together. My sis visited from Ireland in April, and we hooked together every morning, when the boys were still sleeping, we'd sit outside on the stoep with tea and rusks and worked together on a tiny squares blanket for out little beach house.

  3. I had a crochet day yesterday too!! (and also blogged about it heehee)

    I think it's so so important to have someone to share your interests with, it makes it so much awesomer!!

  4. That sounds lovely. I want to learn to crochet properly too - I get my stitches too tight but have no idea how to loosen them!

  5. Your blanket is certainly growing and I really like that color you used to try out a new pattern.
    What a lovely way to spend a day with your sis and teaching her how to hook. Good for her.

  6. Your crochet stripe blanket is awesome! I need to dig mine back out and get back to it...

  7. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, I want a crochet tea party ! X

  8. It was really good fun, and lovely of you to be patient with me.

    You do realise this won't be the last time you have to teach me though!



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