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.
While it’s exciting to start a new project, there comes a point when everything begins to come together. I’m not quite at that point with this little project, but maybe it won’t be long.
This is just a collage, don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s anywhere near being finished – but maybe it won’t be too long.
What is it? Well, it’s a blanket, of course, but I’ll say no more than that.
Watch this space!
August is slowly slipping away. Autumn will be with us before we know it.
I love these flowers, but when they come in profusion it’s a sure sign that summer is nearing its end. This year, however, they have been flowering since early June. Very strange!
Maybe one day I’ll make a blanket around these colours. Not yet, though. I’ve made a start on the Spirit of August and it’s gone well so far.
Each block has two colours and a border. I’ve used this block before. If you would like to know how it’s made this post here has cursory instructions.
Progress from now on will be slow. September, October and November are very busy with family stuff so crochet will have to take a very ‘back seat’. Even the temperature blanket may have to wait, but my records will continue.
I’m tired! In fact, at times I feel almost exhausted, but that passes. I’ll get a break soon, and I’ll let you know if I manage to sneak in a little crochet
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.
The July blanket starts, and, as always, the best way is to weave as we go.
Hope I can keep it up 😉
But just a glimpse
I'm not impressed with the camera colour, though! That outer circle is GREEN! It looks grey to me
But… after adding another round …
postaday, summer, July, 2017, photography,
On we go … I wonder what will be next? It's Ravelry page is here