October

Here we are in November. October was an interesting month for us, a visit to Edinburgh wasn’t planned until almost the last minute, and ran hot on the heels of our cruise. We have no plans for travel now until next year – but who knows where fancy might take us if my other half has a moment of travel inspiration. It won’t be too far away from home, though, of that I’m sure.

The next couple of months are busy. Crochet may well have to take a back seat, although I should get a little done each evening if all is well. It’s always good to see the colours of the month together, and here is the October block of the Temperature blanket, showing rather well co-ordinated colours I think, do you agree?

This will need edging (as will all the other blocks) once November is finished. I have yet to make a start on that, though, as I’m trying to finish the October Spirit blanket. The small November squares won’t take long to finish – I’ll do them this weekend.

So; the Spirit of October is about a third of the way to being finished. I’ve returned to large blocks for this blanket, and they are taking a long time to complete.

The colours are lovely and gentle so I’m looking forward to finishing it. November has been misty and chillier, already different colours! I wonder what the next few days will bring.

 

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Just when you think…

Oh the excitement of working on the last block! Joining comes next, so surely it will soon be finished?

And then …

Oops! I’ve forgotten a whole colour sequence!

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Slowly does it

I know that the sight of this will upset some of you. The ‘dreaded ends’. However, I find this quite inspiring, and those ends suggest a new blanket to me. Weaving in those ends is a very important part of the creative process to me, and I look forward to it.

Slowly each block is revealed. I find the process meditative and soothing. I prefer to do it in silence, but in this home ……. 🤣

How long will it take? Who cares? Little by little….

Enjoy your day.

In – and – Out!

So, here we are home. Well, sort of! It’s been such a busy three weeks, and they aren’t over yet. Three weeks ago I was packing for twelve days in Madeira, last Saturday was a quick turnaround fo Scotland, and now (after less than 12 hours at home) we are preparing for grandchildren sitting overnight. We are tired, but looking forward to seeing them.

Our Scotland trip was a memory trip for my DH. Our daughter came too and shared the driving. Almost 500 miles there, and the same back yesterday.

We stayed just a couple of minutes from the sea in North Berwick, an old fishing village. It’s advertised as the Biarritz of the North, but whomever called it that has obviously never actually visited Biarritz. It is, however a gem in Scotland and deserves its own title rather than the one above. The people are friendly and the town conveniently placed for train or bus trips into the centre of Edinburgh.

I spent a fair bit of time in the back of the car, minding my own business while our daughter and her Dad chatted. I get to see her more than he does so it was good for them to catch up. I took my crochet, but it had to be mindless so I continued with a couple of projects.

This is so nearly finished, but I could only work on it on one evening. I did, however, almost finish this:

More information to come about both once we are on our own again.

The only disappointment about Scotland was the coffee! We had real difficulty finding anything that was drinkable until we visited Paul’s Yard. He recommended Cake who serve this coffee.

As you can see- I brought some back with me.

And now … Grandchildren 😆

Here today … gone …..

Well, I’ve just returned from being whisked away into the sunset

I’ve had a wonderful rest, and even managed to fit in a little crochet.

It isn’t finished, but it’s looking good. You’ll hear more in the days ahead, but I wanted you to know that I’m still in the land of the living 😉

You never can tell…

It’s been a funny old month so far. I won’t go into details, but it didn’t start the way we expected. Never mind! Things can only improve.

Crochet has taken a back seat. I decided to make the Spirit of September blanket wait until next month, but the colours called to me as I continued with the Temperature Blanket. Consequently I hooked a few squares, but this collage won’t give much away at all

Making them has helped me decide on the sequence and layout, so that was a good thing. I will also need to order more yarn! I’m holding out for a while, though, as I have enough to finish my main current work in progress and may not be around to take delivery. (There’s currently 30% off with code YARN30 – so worth investigating if you are in need of some)

If you have been following along on Instagram you will o doubt have seen the odd Square or two

And maybe even this progress shot

It’s still progressing! I want it finished by mid October at the latest. More updates will follow.

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