Tuesday, 20 March 2012
That's the shade cloth over the deck. Not a lot of use for it the past two days with the crazy wet weather we've had. At least it's not cold, but that isn't stopping Cassie Cat from fighting for space on my lap as I try to crochet. She's determined that she must come inside all wet, with nasty cold paws and dry off on me.
My African Flower scarf is all but completed, but I'm taking a break from it briefly to make a basket to take up to Kaitaia next week when the family gathers to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. I first saw it on Pintrest, the Ombre Basket by Crochet in Colour. Mine is monochromatic, inspired by Aunty Mum's blanket. Black, grey and white. It's coming together quickly with a size 7mm hook and two strands of 8 ply crocheted together.
Here's hoping these weather systems will pass before we head North. We're lucky in that the last major flooding where my parents live on the Hokianga happened during Cyclone Bola in 87, the rest of Northland hasn't fared so well this week with everything North of Whangarei being isolated by slips, downed trees and flooding. There's always a chance of getting stuck up there when weather like this happens.