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

Friday, 1 April 2016

Granny Blanket tadah

I can now show you the gifted blanket. I have to say I am very happy with how it turned out. I have hundreds of photos of my progress over the last 7 weeks. I've enjoyed every single moment making it, even sewing in the ends!

Here are some of the photos, not too many crochet porn!

The sun is shining here in Kent and gardening planned for Sunday, lots of new plants to plant out thanks to my sister dropping off lots of plants she has grown for me. I'll post some pictures over the weekend.

two blankets on the go

quiet crochet time and a cuppa

lots of circles to start of my granny squares

round 3

tadah and its finished with a picot edge

I taught myself crochet pom poms at lunchtime today