Monday, 25 August 2014

Long Overdue Update

It's been a long time since I updated on my progress with Dave's blanket. Since leaving my old job and not doing night shifts anymore, I have obviously lost a lot of time to work on my crochet, so production has slowed down an awful lot. But the progress is slow and steady! I have been going through a phase recently, of crocheting more often, and have now put my square count up to a total of 265 squares...which means I have less than 100 to go! Exciting!


It feels really good to finally be on the home straight with it. I started this project on the 1st September, last year, so I am looking forward to being able to start something else once it is done. Don't get me wrong, I am far from bored...I'm really looking forward to adding my next few rows and really seeing it start to look finished. There's still a little way to go...96 squares...but it's so much less than when I started a year ago haha!

Have you guys ever embarked on massive projects like this one? How did they turn out? Did you manage to finish or did you give up halfway through?

I must admit, it has been tempting to put the project to one side and do something else for a little while, just for a bit of variety. But, knowing myself as I do, if I stop I won't get started again. I've been keeping myself motivated recently, by browsing more blanket projects on Ravelry, and adding to my queue, so that I can see all of the awesome things I can have a go at making once the blanket is finished (and there is so much!!). I'm not sure what my next project will be, after Dave's blanket...probably something smaller, that I can finish quickly. I've definitely got the blanket bug though, so I doubt it'll be long before I start another one!

Toasty Toes

It may be just the end of August, but it definitely feels Autumnal in the UK now. The temperature has dropped, and it's currently raining. However, I am snuggled up under my fleece owl blanket, with my dressing gown and thick slipper socks on. It's definitely starting to get to the point where you need to wrap your feet up!


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Monday, 18 August 2014

Tweet Tweet!

There have been lots of birds in our garden, in the last week. I love watching them, and always make sure our bird feeders are nice and full!


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Monday, 11 August 2014

Cowes Week

I spent last week on the Isle of Wight, for work, which coincided with Cowes Week; an annual celebration consisting of boat races and lots of live music and fun inland. So I thought I'd continue the nautical theme into this week, with some lovely crochet boats!


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Monday, 4 August 2014

Wedding Bells

Dave and I were lucky enough to be invited to a beautiful wedding on Saturday - the marriage of my oldest friend Kate, to her lovely boyfriend (now husband!) Tim. It was an honour to attend and I'm so pleased for them both. It was a wonderful day.


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