BE BOP A LULA, SHE'S MY BABY....
This is a bunting-free week...whoop whoop! Even I was getting fed up of seeing it :-) In fact, you couldn't get a much more different desk today!
Yep, it's the longest, thinnest scarf I've ever made! Cast on five stitches and knit until the yarn runs out (some of you may recognise it as tinsel yarn which I used to make the Hooters and Hedgehog soft toys)
And why did I do this?
In order to tart up a very ordinary black shrug! The 'scarf' was just long enough to start at one side seam, up and around the neckline and finish at the other side. Lucky eh?! I needed something to go to the annual dinner and awards evening of my brass band :-)
It went really well with the 50s style vintage dress I bought. The skirt is very full and swishes out, which I like a lot. I might have to buy a net underskirt to really do The Look. It was ever so comfy to wear and I got a lot of compliments, so that was lovely :-D Oh, and I won an award too and so did Mr LLJ, for helping out the band. Woohoo!
Not a lot of crafting has happened as the week has been full of decorating and brass tooting.
Last Thursday, Phoenix Brass gave a concert for the residents and families at the Help for Heroes HQ at Tidworth (I'm 2nd from left in the back row, playing the big 'un!) For the non-UK deskers, this is an amazing place where wounded military personnel can recover from their life threatening injuries.
What an evening. The buildings were fantastic (we were in the Sports hall), the facilities are incredible and the people who are there are inspiring. A local choir sang a few spots too and we got a standing ovation...twice! I sincerely hope that we get to play there again - it was a truly fantastic experience.
Have a great week everyone. xxxxxxxx