Spring!

So, here we are at spring! The blossom is in full flow, and the blue skies are an encouraging promise of better days to come.

That’s ignoring the Brexit issue, but leaping straight into the mess that is the Brexit Blanket

And what a mess, too! What began as a straightforward process has become a random collection of squares denoting my interpretation of the negotiations and more so far. The theory was that day 100 (today) would see the beginning of the edging, but …

There are squares covering all aspects, including Remainers, Brexiteers and every other opinion in between. The so called Irish problem is there, and the helpful, and not so helpful, comments and steps by certain Europeans.

So, what now? I have an idea, but I’d also love to hear your opinion. Shall I continue? Call it a day? At the moment I’m waiting until this evening to decide. Maybe there will be a miracle…..?

Right but not quite.

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.

Gone!

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!”

Transition

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.

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Finished ..

.. 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 ..”