Thursday, 26 September 2013

Welsh Dragons

Next week, I am going on holiday to North Wales, with my best friend! I'm so looking forward to it, and have been looking at photos from our last trip!

Us with Pen Y Fan in the background -  South Wales' highest point

I am going to celebrate my holiday countdown with some Welsh Dragons to mark the occasion! Apologies in advance that there won't be a Treasury posted between 4th - 11th October, due to the fact that the cottage we will be staying in, doesn't have a WiFi connection - I will make up for it with holiday pics afterwards!

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

60-something Squares

I am making excellent progress with my newest project but haven't had much chance to talk about it yet, due to restricted internet access. However, in the brief period that I can now spend connected to the world, I am happy to share with you my 67 squares!

Square eyes?

Now, I know there are only 66 in the picture, but I finished another light blue one after taking this photo.

This pattern comes from Simply Crochet Magazine, and is designed as a baby blanket; however I want to make this up to double duvet size. It's going to come to approximately 361 squares in total, so I'm about a 6th of the way there!

Hopefully I will have the first batch of light blue finished by the end of my shift later, and then I can repeat the process all over again, with my new yarn. It's quite a task though!


Definitely one of THE greatest inventions, ever.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013


I believe it's so important to look after our forests and woodland. Here's to keeping things beautiful and green for the future!

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Monday, 9 September 2013


I've just done some maths and worked out that my latest blanket project calls for 361 squares in total! So I am counting down as I go along...

 Let's see how long this one takes me!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Owl Blanket

To start off, I want to say a huge thank you to Mary-Heather from Ravelry, who decided to feature my blanket on the front page of Ravelry today! Check out the blog post (which features some other beautiful blankets) here. I'm literally beaming from ear to ear!

So, incase you hadn't already worked it out; I finished the owl blanket! I actually finished a few days ago, on the 1st September (meaning I completed it in exactly a month) but didn't want to take photos and share until I'd pressed it, and had it looking at it's best. Today was the day and I am ready to share.

Lots of lovely owls

I want to give a big and well deserved credit to The Hat & I for producing this beautiful pattern (click here for Ravelry and here for Etsy), because without their amazing designing skills, I wouldn't have gotten very far. As you can see, it's very colourful! I used Knit Picks Chroma yarn, in Lollipop, as the pattern called for, but was unable to get Knit Picks for the edging. Instead, I opted for Sirdar Snuggly, which despite being DK instead of Worsted, worked out absolutely fine. The whole thing feels so soft, I absolutely love it!

Front and back

I love the fact that this blanket looks great from both sides. I've made stuff in the past and have cringed when they've been turned over, but this one looks fab. I was very meticulous, trying to get all of the ends darned in nicely, so it really paid off.

Edging details

I had lots of new experiences in making this particular blanket. It was my first time using a wool blend yarn, as well as my first baby blanket. It also gave me the opportunity to try out the border in the pattern, which I very nearly didn't do because it scared me. However, it is extremely well explained, and although I was a little apprehensive before stitching the "half-octagons" on to the blanket, for fear of them tugging and ruining the shape of the rest of it, it is now my favourite part of the whole thing. They give a really delicate and pretty edging to the blanket overall, especially when coupled with the waved border.


Ironically, I can hear a Tawny Owl outside, as I am writing this. The joys of night shifts! Anyway, I have made this for my very dear friend Karen, who has just become a Grandmother. It's no lie when I tell you that this woman changed my life, so this is the least I could do as part of saying thank you. I am going to be posting it to her and her husband at some point next week, so that's exciting!

Ribbon by Cath Kidston

I wanted to make it a really special heirloom gift, and I hope I've achieved my goal. I still have my baby blanket, from when I was born, and although it isn't hand made it's still nice to keep it. So maybe this will remain in her family - who knows. It's a nice thought!

Anyway, this has been an absolute joy to work on. I couldn't have asked for a better pattern, yarns, or a more worthy recipient, and it has honestly made my day to see the reaction on Ravelry as well, so thank you to everyone that has commented and favourited. You've all put a massive smile on my face! Love to you all x

On The Farm

Kicking off September with something rural! I love living in the country - the South of England is a really beautiful place, full of rich countryside and lots of farms. I'm sure these farmyard friends feel the same way!

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