The temperature blanket is progressing, but not as fast as I would have liked due to a variety of unavoidable circumstances. I’ve mentioned before how handy it is to be able to crochet alongside invalids’ bedsides etc, but it really does help if you are prepared!
The next square was easy, only two colours for the first four rounds, so I grabbed them and tucked them into my bag with a hook. In truth my heart wasn’t really in the crochet, but it kept me occupied.
Daylight, a couple of days late, however, revealed that I’d made an error in bad light, picking up Cypress instead of Sage!
I have to admit that I almost cried when I realised. Such an unimportant mistake, really, but it was just a step too far it seemed. As you can see, the correct square has now been completed, and finished with … Cypress!
As for the original – it’s been converted.
It’s now another square for the charity blanket.
Well, hope as we might that word that everyone hates just won’t go away!
I thought you might like to see the current progress on the Brexit Blanket, so here it is up to date!
Continue reading “The ‘B’ word”
Having worked with three round grannies for the last two years I’m found it difficult to get into a rhythm this year.
Continue reading “Temperature blanket – the beginning”
February is now well established. The freshness of the New Year is over and we are thankfully able to look forward to spring. It hasn’t been a springlike weekend here, though, with unwarranted snow, something that is very rare here.
This was the view from what I euphemistically call my ‘workroom’ on Friday. Saturday’s view was similar but at least the sky was bright and blue.
New this year, this little blue gem was a pleasure to behold, but his purple neighbours disappeared. They are visible again this morning as the last of the snow vanishes. It arrived on Friday and Saturday, stayed still on a beautiful Sunday and was almost all washed away by drizzle overnight. I hope you are all enjoying safe weather. Continue reading “Gone!”
There is tremendous satisfaction when something comes to an end … and it’s on time!
Do you remember the above? It’s the first Temperature Blanket I made which covered the seasons from December 2016 to the end of November 2017. Each season was edged with a different colour of Stylecraft Special DK, namely Parchment for winter, Stone for spring , Camel, the summer colour and Gold for autumn. Continue reading “The end!”
Christmas has gone, but 2018 is not yet over. Did you have a good time? We spent the holiday with family and it was good. I managed a little crochet, and thankfully didn’t have to hide it away to get my daily ‘fix’.
I currently have five projects that need finishing, and one will be almost there by the end of this year. It’s only a small throw, but I’m enjoying it. The colours are based on one of the Five Colour Friday squares. These have taken a bit of a backseat on the Web, but are still in progress.
Continue reading “Transition”
.. and perfectly timed for Christmas. This granny square blanket has been quietly growing while other things went on.
I’m really pleased with it – the dark grey really makes the colours pop, but isn’t as harsh as black. Today another blanket begins. As before it will be a square a day for 100 days, but this time the squares will serve a dual purpose. Continue reading “Finished ..”