Thursday, 21 August 2008

Crochet Necklaces

As always, I took some crochet on holiday with me. This time I took some fine cottons and as well as making some bookmarks I have been experimenting with crochet necklaces. The first was 3 yellow flowers on a green chain. I added some vintage buttons to the centres of the flowers on my return home. The second is in an off-white and is more free-form - it still needs some beads or buttons adding to it yet.

I am pleased with the results and will be making more of these -- particularly the flower one in different colours.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Partial Eclipse

This morning there was a partial eclispe of the sun. I managed to find the eclipse glasses that we bought a few years ago when we saw the total eclipse in Cornwall, so I was all set to look at the eclipse without danger of damaging my eyes.

We had lovely blue sky and sunshine first thing, so I was in high hopes of having a good view. All started well, at about 9.30 I had a look and thought I could just see a little bit out of the sun. But then thick clouds came over so I couldnt see any more for a while. The grey clouds kept coming & going so I was in & out of the house like a yo-yo every time it looked like the sky was brightening! I also tried to take some photos with the not very accurate technique of holding the eclipse glasses over the camera lens -- this is about the best shot I got!