Monday, 29 June 2015

The 3rd Dimension

Last week it was all about circles. This week I have opted to go with cubes! Not all of these are 3D - some are very clever optical illusions, but still very effective!


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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Week 25

Working away, crochet, and cooking!

18th - 25th June

From left to right: joining in the squares on Dave's blanket, bizarre sunburn on my legs, dinner at 29029 with Rich and Sarah, one of my Cosmos plants is flowering, Dave made wine, more pretties in the flower bed...can't wait to see this next year, I made pulled pork for dinner, the view over Exmouth from my hotel room for the week, and the delicious chicken with black bean sauce that I made!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Round and Round

Circles are such a versatile motif, to be used anywhere and everywhere!


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Saturday, 20 June 2015

So Close!

I have made super progress with Dave's blanket this week, and have managed to finish making all of the squares! Yep that's right - all 361 squares have been completed! That unfortunately leaves the long and tedious process of attaching them all, but thankfully I have been doing it 3 or 4 rows at a time, as I have been making the squares. Yesterday, I attached the final four rows, and today I have continued stitching in the other sides of each row.


I'm currently about 8 rows in, so I'm making steady progress. I'm having a quick breather at the moment, before I continue in a little while. I should have all the rows fully attached by the time I go back to work on Tuesday though. Then, it's just a case of the edging, which is one row of cream and one row of brown. Then comes pressing, and then...voila! I'm not sure where my sudden burst of enthusiasm has come from; perhaps it's the new yarn that arrived last week, for Rich and Sarah's blanket. Either way, I am pleased to be finished making squares, and working with something that is an actual blanket!

I have also just taken the time to go through my ever-growing Ravelry queue list and try and do some organising, to work out what my next make will be (after the baby blanket, obviously). I've culled a load of projects that no longer appeal to me, and have got it down to four pages of projects...haha! It's too soon to be talking about it, I know, but there are some Christmas makes that I want to get done this year, so obviously I need to crack on in advance. So I have looked at what I had planned and will work on those in the next few months.

Anyway, watch this space for the finished blanket post. It's so close now, and I can't wait to be snuggled under it, and enjoying the almost 2 years of work that will have gone into it! And also, being able to start a new project!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Week 24

Part of a much needed week off!

11th - 18th June

From left to right: spending the day with Sarah and giving her the photobook I made from her baby shower photos, our first camping trip, a "before" photo from one of our front garden beds prior to ripping it apart, fresh out the shower, our camping view in the New Forest, a beautiful belated birthday present from Emma, Dave bought me some glosticks!, our gorgeous garden in the Summer sun, and the massive 58 page pattern for Rich and Sarah's baby blanket.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Lacey Stones

I have never understood the point of crochet covered stones and pebbles, but certainly can't deny how beautiful they are!


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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Week 23

BBQs, curry, haircut, and yarn!

4th - 11th June

From left to right: beautiful weather in Exmouth, a day off spent with my hooks, no more red tips on my hair, lovely haircut...my hair is virgin again, Dave bought Jubbly lollies - blast from the past, my yarn for Rich and Sarah's baby blanket arrived, started having a BBQ to see the sky do this..., curry making again, and back in Gosport for the week.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Crochet Cacti

The perfect houseplants!


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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Week 22

My first baby shower! And other less exciting events...

28th May - 4th June

From left to right: homemade couscous salad for lunch, helping prep for Sarah's baby shower, caaaaaaaaaaaaake, getting a puncture fixed, I stayed at my parents for a few nights this week to cut down on my commute - this is an ornament from my room, took a trip to Lidl for my friends in Jersey, we designed baby grows at the shower - here's mine, reading N0S4R2, and a picture of baby Siân for one of the baby shower games.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Baby Shower

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to attend my friends baby shower! There is about a month left until the big day - it's so exciting!


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