‘Growing’ a Crochet Blanket

OK so it’s maybe a bit off at a tangent, but I often feel like a home-made crochet blanket is something that I ‘grow’ on the crochet hook – it starts off small then gets longer and longer until finally, it’s done! 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow


Hand Made

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week has the topic of hands and paws. So here is my right hand holding the crochet hook I’m using to make my new blanket. Of course, without my left hand to help pass the yarn over the hook I’m not technically actively crocheting at the precise moment of taking the pic, so it’s a bit of a fudge on an action shot – but it is actually my hand posed (and poised) in the process of creating a hand made item! 🙂

Pot Hole

Underneath the multiple layers of disintegrating tarmac on this city back-street, it’s possible to see the original road surface of granite setts still sitting perfectly in place.

I’m old enough to remember when driving over city streets like this one meant car tires rumbling loudly over the regular pattern of smooth-worn stones making a very distinctive sound, so it’s nice to see that underneath the modern road surface they still exist after all these years!

This particular pot-hole is actually quite deep so hopefully will be repaired soon, but is surprisingly circular in shape so I captured it with my phone camera while I still could 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles or Curves

Beach Stones

Beautifully rounded beach stones, smoothed and textured by the tumbling of the waves and collected as we walked along the shore – a lovely (if slightly different) way to be reminded of nature’s beauty 🙂

Washing Up Water

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week asks for something you make use of every day, so I wanted to find something a bit different…

This is my un-emptied kitchen sink washing up water sitting in a grey plastic basin, surface vibrating gently as the washing machine underneath the counter was building up to its fast spin. I grabbed my phone and captured the shapes made, and was really happy with the effect!

Definitely something I use every day – well, not the same water, obviously, but the basin remains the same 🙂

Oddball Image

A few weeks ago I captured this oddball image of Christmas lights strung along the road reflected in a piece of rained-on metal – it was a really blustery night and the string of lights was blowing all over the place, so it was a bit hit-and-miss as to what turned up in the final frame, but I really liked the distinct red and green stripes in this one! 🙂

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Oddball

Which Way to the Hospital

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge last week asks for a ‘Which Way’ image or two – so here is a photographic representation of my trip from home to our local hospital to visit my dad 🙂

Which Way? Along the street past the roadworks…

Which way? Across the footbridge crossing the river…

Which Way? On the bus to the hospital…

Which Way? The hospital bus stop…

Which Way? Up in the lift to reach the ward…