Friday, 15 April 2016

another granny square blanket

Whilst I wait for seedlings to emerge (4 varieties of tomato plants sown last weekend) I am still busy making granny squares for my own blanket. I actually like the fact the weather has changed and is back to April showers so that I can sit in front of the tv and add more squares. Last night I managed to add a few more and I've now joined 82, not many more to go but still some to crochet, sew in the ends before joining. I guess I will have it finished this month. Another WIP complete, great stuff. Did you know you can also follow me on Pinterest and Instagram

Almond blossom in my garden

Last Friday we had a trip to London (Covent Garden) and then onto the O2 to see Rick Astley, hightlight of our year as it was the third concert. Loved his new song Keep on Singing and he played some new tracks from his album 50 released in June and some of his classic 80s. Danced and danced and sang out of tune, had the best fun ever!

love these tiles in the tube station

I still have a baby cardigan to sew up, two trendychales to finish, another granny stripe blanket and last years summer sleeveless jumper. I might just get on and finished the cotton jumper first, I did cast on for the front over the weekend and I have to admit I hate the yarn (Sirdar Cotton DK) but I'll continue then try to find another pattern or change my needle size, my tension looks wrong but would look ok using normal DK yarn. Does anyone else suffer with this problem knitting with cotton?

Anyway the weekend is almost here and my task will be to sew the baby cardigan, block and add a button and crochet some more squares. But I do plan to see the bluebells at Cobham Woods on Sunday morning, love that smell. I'll leave you now with some pictures of my granny square blanket.

granny blanket in progress
each time you see different colours
glorious granny squares
more granny squares


mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful blanket, love the colours. We have planted a couple of varieties of tomato seed this year and are ready to go outside but the awful weather here at the moment is not conducive to healthy plants or wanting to be outside in the garden.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Your blanket is looking fabulous, I love the smoky blue border cour.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Amanda,

What a lovely blanket, great colour combination in neutral shades!

Must have been fun to go to the concert, you gotta enjoy yourself!

Have a great weekend!
Ingrid xx

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

A lovely blanket, love the colours you used xx