Sunday Sevens should be a weekly a blog series that shares seven photos taken over the last seven days. Nat has all the info.  For me, however, this week’s Sunday Sevens is brought to you with a twist. Skimming through the (few) photos I’ve taken this week, I’ve made the executive decision to allocate a theme to this post: crochet. 

After a couple of mishaps, I finally managed to attend my first ever crochet class, conveniently located less than half a mile from home. There were two of us plus the teacher, which was great as it meant lots of chance to ask questions. 

1.We chose our wool and started, logically, with making a chain.  

2.  There’s a gorgeous vintage cafe in the centre where the course is held, so I hoped I’d be able to nip through and get a coffee. I didn’t realise that coffee and cake were included in the price of the class. The slices were huge too! 

 Somehow after the cake I was too distracted to take any more photos, but we just practised and refined double and treble crochet. It clarified a couple of things I had got stuck on when I attempted to teach myself at Easter. The teacher lent us a hook and a ball of wool each so we could practise over the next week. I needed to work on my tension in particular. 

3.  Later at home I was keen to discover whether I could continue unsupervised…

 4.  I love how portable crochet is, in comparison with dress making. And that it’s easy to do whilst sitting on the sofa, watching TV. 

 5.  Or whilst you’re laying down and there’s a dog resting his head on your knee. 

 6. I changed wool and tried to make sure the tension was loose from the start.  

 So far I’ve been mainly doing rows of treble crochet, so am hoping to attend the next class and learn something else or find out how I can start to make something useful. 

7. In completely unrelated news, and mainly to make up my seventh photo, I bought some new shoes – with heels! Very un-me, but I love them!   

This is the last *full* week of term for me, and the summer break is edging nearer. Whatever kind of week you have planned, I hope it’s a great one.