A quick update on the doily/potholder. I really struggled with the last two rounds and I think I did the second to last round wrong. There were also a couple of mistakes as I was going along but I managed to work with them and you can't really tell. It still needs to be blocked as the edges are a bit curly. Overall I quite like it, the pattern was difficult but I suppose its just a case of getting used to following a diagram instead of having it all written down. When I first saw a written crochet it was all complete gobbledegook but I soon got used to it.
In other news we are still having some good weather here in Lancashire. There is a volcanic dust cloud heading our way from Iceland which I think is quite a rare event. I don't remember anything like this ever happening before. At the moment though the sky is a lovely shade of blue with the odd white fluffy cloud drifting past. No planes at all though which is a little odd.