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A long finished project

I finished this way back in June and didn’t share the end product which I was really pleased with. So here it is. I love the way the grey and yellow work together.

It doesn’t look particularly square in the photo but it looked good after blocking- though I do feel the tension was a little screwy due to the variety of yarns I used.

I added a scalloped edge which again looked better after the blanket was blocked.

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Grey and yellow

Yesterday, a friend asked me if I’d make a baby blanket for her.  Not knowing if the baby is a boy or girl she asked if I could make it in grey and yellow (onot that the gender of the baby should matter- but some people like blue for boys and pink for girls).

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I have quite a lot of yellow and grey in my stash so I made a start straight away.  I really like how these colours work together. I’m using half double crochet stitched with a 4mm hook.

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A new blanket

So I’m working on a new blanket. I’m using a similar colour scheme to the one I made for the back of my sofa (because it’s going to go on the back of the other sofa).

However, this time I’ve decided to make it out of nine granny squares rather than one large one.  I’m also being all geeky and matching the numbers of rows of each color to the Fibonacci sequence, so  1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13.

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Loving my blanky

I posted a picture of my green and pink granny square blanket the other week. However, it was being blocked and I wanted to show it on the back of my sofa.

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I apologise for the lighting but it was a beautifully sunny day so a slightly overexposed photo doesn’t seem so bad.

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This is the only granny squares blanket I’ve made and I really like it. When I look at it, it reminds me of starting it on the train to Matlock and building my confidence to crochet publicly. 

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I’ve realised that as lovely as these long projects are I need shorter ones too. I love that feeling of completing something.  To that end I’m currently crocheting my third (slightly larger) hedgehog 🙂

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Small granny blanket

Over the last few weeks I’ve been really busy.

One of the biggest things that has been happening is having our new kitchen fitted.  It’s taking a long time but is taking shape nicely. The whole room has been gutted; for a few days there was no ceiling and not a great deal of plaster on the walls. I’m looking forward to sharing the transformation in photographs.

Also, I took two classes of 8 and 9 year olds on a residential trip. The children were fantastic and it was amazing to see them challenging themselves climbing, abseiling, and (for some) being away from home for the first time.

Today, I’ve finished my small granny blanket. It was going to be bigger but on Friday I decided it was the perfect size to sit on the back of our sofa (I think there’s a proper name for these blankets but I have no idea what it is).

I wanted to finish the blanket off with a nice edge. I considered a scalloped edge but wanted something a little airier. Unable to find inspiration on the web I adapted a shawl edging from a magazine.

I love the way it’s turned out.

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Busy being blocked

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WIP Wednesday: Blankety Goodness

So after a teeny tiny set back the other day, my blanket is now back on track.

The pinks and greens look lovely together and I think once it’s at the size I want I’ll attach 5 or so crocheted roses. At the moment I’m not exactly sure where I’ll be able to block the blanket but it will definitely need it.

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Crochet Obsessed

Considering I only started my blanket a week ago I’m pleased with how much it’s grown. This is mainly because I’m ever so slightly obsessed!

Every spare moment, I seem to have the blanket on my lap and a crochet hook in my hand. It’s lovely that being so simple I can just crochet without having to keep looking at a pattern. At one point I wasn’t having to look.

Then last night, I realised I’d missed a space and had to frog a round and a half- and now these rounds are getting big! Overconfidence?  A bit gutted, I’m giving myself a night off from the blanket.

But a night off from crocheting?

Never!

Tonight I shall start my “Where’s Wally?” hat. There is a purpose to this that will be revealed in due course. Here’s the wool I’m going to use.

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A productive week

This is the first chance I’ve had to blog for a few days. I’ve had a really busy week and still seem to be catching up with myself -it was a great week though. 🙂

Even though I was working, training and commuting (not something I normally have to do) I still found time to crochet.

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This is the start of my blanket that began working on on the train.

I’m also making a commissioned bride and groom. Hopefully, they will be complete tomorrow. I’ll post lots of pictures when I have better light.

Tonight, I’ve been working on the bride’s head and attaching hair.

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Why so shy?

For the next three days I’m on a course in Matlock, Derbyshire. The course sounds really interesting and it trains me up to carry out a reading intervention/programme called boosting reading potential. I’ll also be able to train others in the use of this programme.

Not being a driver (tried to learn
… gave up… at peace with this),  I’ve travelled using bus and train. I love that there are so many convenient public transport links for me to use.

Knowing I’d have a fair bit of time to wait around, I threw a couple of balls of yarn, a hook and a pair of scissors in my bag. On the train, I crocheted the start of a blanket.

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What I don’t get is why I felt so self conscious about crocheting in public. I was very sneaky and only crocheted when no one was looking (the train emptied out twice).

I know I can crochet, more than that I’m really quite good at it. Maybe boosting my confidence is something to work on for the next couple of days- proudly crocheting in public and not giving a second thought to what anybody else thinks! 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

I started a blanket on boxing day (I think… I’m having memory issues). Since then I’ve realised I don’t have enough of the same shade of brown to make a blanket worth of Sun flowers. 😦
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That’s what you get, I suppose, when you don’t plan these things more carefully.

But rather than scrap the whole thing; which I think was looking pretty good I decided to repurpose my project.

Blanket became scarf.

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I’ve got about 6 smaller (side) motifs to join then it’s just a matter of weaving in the many many ends.

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