Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's on your Workdesk 189

It's that time of the week again, hump day! 
What's on my work desk today.....well to be honest, nothing as I got a call from work yesterday asking me in for extra hours so whilst you read this I will be beavering away there instead. 
I did however mention that I was starting a new hobby didn't I?

Here it is something that my mum is very good at but unfortunately lives too far away to show me so I have bought some cotton and a hook and the first attempt will be a dish cloth.  I have a vague memory of these from school but can't honestly remember if I made one, I think I did cross stitch instead. 
Wish me luck for this evening I'm off to search You Tube for my first lesson!

Have a super Wednesday I hope to get back to the computer later this evening to catch up with what everyone has been up to. 
You can follow the crafty goings on today over on the lovely Julia's blog, who hosts this marvellous weekly event.

Before I go I thought I'd leave you with a wee update on the pup...she is doing well and her favourite place is keeping an eye on the fire!

Happy crafting.


Words and Pictures said...

Good luck with the crocheting - I'm useless with anything fabric-y or needlework-y or knitting-y, so am in huge admiration of anyone who can do it at all!! Cutest puppy pic... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Kath Stewart said...

don't blame your gorgeous pup from hogging the fire and good luck with your dish cloth...thanks for sharing hugs kath cxx

okienurse said...

Hope you found what you were looking at on YouTube. I know I saw some dish clothe patterns on Lion Brand Yarn site is you haven't. Puppy looks so content watching the fire! Have a great week. Vickie #43

Sandy said...

Glad to see the puppy is doing better.. Good luck with the dishcloths.
Sandy :) #25

sandra de said...

Good luck with the crocheted dish cloth ... the puppy is soooo cute.
sandra @16

MrsC.x said...

aww cute pup! and good luck with the new venture

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

Krisha said...

I dug out my Mom's hooks and did a little crocheting this winter, made some headband/ear warmers for the G-girls. It will all come back to you.
Krisha #122

Lau W said...

Oh i can't wait to see your new project !
Your dog is cuuuute !

ria gall said...

Good luck with your new hobby please share the finished item. Loving your little puppy.
Ria #114

Unknown said...

Good luck with the crocheting, you will really enjoy it. Your puppy has certainly got the right idea.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Holly is gorgeous and just look at her enjoying the heat, clever wee thing. Good luck with the new hobby, looking forward to seeing your finished project, kate x

Kat said...

Good luck with the crochet dishcloth Erika. People think crocheting is difficult but it's really easy and very portable.

Laughing at the pup. Dogs do like to be warm don't they? Our two like to lie right in front of the radiator at night. Not much heat comes past two great big lumps of Labradors!!

Kat xx

Laura said...

Aw she looks so beautiful sleeping by the fire :)
Laura 92

Lunch Lady Jan said...

From small beginnings come great things....good luck with learning crochet!! That is a fab pic of your pooch :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Jules said...

Good luck with the new project and your puppy is precious! I am visiting from WOYWW...thank you for stopping by!

Julie #134

pearshapedcrafting said...

Good Luck with your crochet lessons, several people have tried to teach me and given me up as hopeless case- I can knit a bit though! Thanks for your visit, Les Mis was brilliant, Hugh Jackman - amazing! Chris@89

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Have lots of fun with your crochet. My aunt taught me to knit, and would not let me take my fingers off the needles so I can be quite fast. I taught myself crochet from a book and again the key seems to be to hold the wool correctly to get your tension right. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your work there. Your pup definitely has the right idea, snoozing in front of the fire. thank you for you visit today. have a good week. xx Maggie #37

Shoshi said...

Crochet is fun! Well done for taking it up. My grandmother taught me when I was quite small. Love the little puppy - like our kitties, not backward in coming forward when there's warmth to be had! He's adorable.

Thanks for your lovely comment about my zentangles. I posted that post immediately after my Zentangle post which most people seem to be missing, so if you want to see the horrendous mess I made this week, hop back and scroll down! I've now added a note to the zentangle post so none of my WOYWW friends miss out on the action!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #83

Julia Dunnit said...

oh the puppy has already got it exactly right, bless her! Good luck with the crochet....there are a couple of articles about my (attempts at) crochet as a hobby. turns out im not patient enough to learn properly....! No surprise there.

Unknown said...

What a sweetie.

Eliza said...

I love crocheting I cant read a pattern though, strangely enough I had a priest teach me in primary school many moons ago LOL

Love the pup he sure has grown, he looks so sweet and comfy infront of the fire.


fairy thoughts said...

Ah cute pup, obviously know the right place to lay.
good luck with the crochet it is easier than it appears.... try flowers next
janet #30

Lori said...

Good luck on the new hobby. I am sure after a few videos, you will be a pro!!

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Nicky said...

Good luck with the new hobby - love your little pup my old dog was a fire hugger but Stanley isnt a heat dog at all lol – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week