Afghan~in~progress

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It’s good to be back home. I missed my lovely Moo ~ and the gorgeous autumn weather we’ve been having. It’s also lovely to be back amongst all things yarny. I seem to come up with my best crochet ideas when I have neither the right yarn nor the right hook available. 4 days with only a 4mm hook ~ it seemed like it would work at the time!

Talking about crochet ideas, below are some sneak-peak photos of my latest project. I must confess though, that this idea wasn’t mine ~ I stole it off a friend (hi Lisa)! And worse still, I haven’t yet confessed in-person about this act of thievery, so this will be the first that Lisa knows of it, oops! šŸ˜€

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I’ve wanted to do something with Noro Silk Garden for years. I see gorgeous sample garments and things made up with Noro in yarn stores, but even though I always admire them, nothing has even seemed quite “me” before… before Lisa’s Afghan Idea that is.

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One of the special things about Noro Silk Garden is how amazing the colours are. Also, the colour you see on the outside might be completely different to the colours inside. Rather than try and match it, I just buy a new ball of any colour whenever I’m running low.

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Spring Blanket ~ Finished!

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I can’t believe it. It’s finished!

I’m so pleased. I really didn’t think I’d get it finished in time for Christmas.

But here it is. Do you like it? I’m sure I’ll like it in a little while – just for now, I’d rather not see it again for a little bit :).

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It feels odd to be between projects….

Spring Blanket ~ Part 3

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I’ve decided to concentrate allĀ  crafting efforts on finishing this Spring Blanket in time to give it to my mother on Christmas Day.

It’s not like it has to be finished ~ she certainly doesn’t expect it, but really, there’s nothing quite like a deadline, is there?

Also, I’m just not enjoying my other projects, because I know in my heart of hearts that I should be crocheting more of these Willow Squares.

I need 80 in total for an 8 x 10 blanket. I’m hoping that’s enough, but I’m not game to lay it out and look yet, because I’m not sure I could cope if it needs more, lol! I can always do a lovely big border :D.

– I have 22 squares to go
– They take just under an hour each
– I’m making 3 per night
– I will have the squares finished in a week
– And another week to make up the blanket

That leaves aĀ wholeĀ ten daysĀ to finish every other craft project I have to finish before Christmas.

I mean, how hard can it be, really?

Spring Blanket ~ Part 2

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Just a small update on the Spring Blanket that I’m making for my mother.

Progress has been slow but steady. I thought I was one third complete, but after laying it out, I realised that 8 x 8 is really too small, and we will need 8 x 10. Therefore, I’m only a quarter there, sigh.


Do you like it? The pattern is called Willow. See this post.

On Monday we’re going on a Big Adventure, starting with a Very Big Plane Ride. I’m planning to get at least another ten squares complete, as long as they let me take my hook on the plane! I’ve bought a cheaper bamboo one, just in case. I’d hate for them to confiscate my Tulip Etimo Pink one, my goodness!