It’s been a busy week, including spending time with our two youngest grandchildren.
We took them to a local bird park, and it was fun – but tiring.
….I tried very hard to catch this character with his wings open. The colours were magnificent! However, when he saw the camera he kept his back firmly towards us. I think it was a sort of magpie, but I’ve forgotten.
The penguins are always a favourite. This was shortly after feeding, you can see the keeper in the background.
There is also a small farm – with an additional area for handling small mammals. This week the mice were the favourites!
Slowly the baby blanket is taking shape. There are still ends to sew in, but that is a job that is no hardship to me.
I’ve also started a ‘slow blanket’. It will take a long time to finish, I’m sure. The yarn isn’t the easiest to use for crochet, but I’ll tell you all about that when I blog about it fully.
Not the best of pictures – but something to take away next month to fill in the time while travelling.
Pleased to say that I am almost half way on this colour block blanket. I’m away this weekend so it will have to wait until next week for further progress. I’m unexpectedly heading for France and Belgium. It’s only a flying visit, if my battery holds out I’ll share some pictures with you next time.
I won’t ask for an accolade! However, it is finished and in time for Christmas. I have hated almost every moment of this throw –
I have hated almost every moment of this throw – even thought the colour is stunning and the finished object looks lovely. I gave you a hint that I wasn’t having fun a while ago. If you are thinking of buying the yarn….. DON”T! It’s the marled Stylecraft Special DK in Peony. Not only was it badly twisted but also irregular in thickness. Some lengths of the yarn were as thin as 4 ply and others almost as heavy as a chunky!
I’ve been having fun over the last few days, using my other skills to make the most of the leftovers from some of the crochet. I’ve put together a little tutorial, spread over a few pages to make loading easier.