I posted earlier in the week about my big disaster in the Christmas present crochet arena… a calamity which at any other time I would have perceived as a mishap, but at this time of year, has escalated into an undue burden, helped only in that it was as a consequence of a school girl error on my part…in short I only had myself to blame!!
After long evenings of hard pressed hooking I have completed the body of the ‘her’ part of the ‘his and hers’ blanket set…and have commenced the ‘his’ blanket. To relieve the pressure, I have decided to set my goal more realistically and I aim to have both blankets finished to border stage…after all Christmas is all about love and as the intended recipients are my Mom and Dad and they love me very much…I can complete the borders if necessary on Boxing Day.
The Cosy Cottage blanket is just so beautifully girly and I have, despite my error, loved, loved, loved hooking it… I think my Mom will be so pleased with the colours too. I have followed the colour sequence that Lucy from Attic 24, used in her cottage ripple blanket, take a look if you want all the details of Lucy’s exquisite colour placement.
This is how the ‘his’ blanket, which I am naming the Eastern Bluebird Cosy blanket is looking so far…
I love how the essence of the blanket changes and grows with each colour band that is lovingly added.
Guess what I’m off to do now…. yes, this cosy journey continues.
Just a short update this week and here is why…..
It is with great panic that I have to report that I am still hooking the main body of this blanket, which is my Mom’s Christmas present (I have one to start for my Dad, yet, hence the panic!!)
I had almost finished it last week, when I noticed a distinct increase in stitches, meaning the sides were not straight. The reality of this meant that I had to rip out over a weeks worth of hooking and so now I am behind…seriously! My ONLY saving grace might be that I finish work on the 18th so may be able to make some time up then.
My error…simply becoming complacent and not counting every 4th row or so as this is such a simple pattern. Anyway, let’s not dwell, lesson learnt and it is such a lovely pattern that I am still very much in love with it.
Now, I must get back to my hook
A quick update this week.
This week saw my first pattern release on a yarny robin… and it’s free
This is how my list is looking today,
headbands for Bowdazzling (charity for young girls undergoing chemotherapy)
fingerless gloves (added to the list Aug 2014)
x1 yarnbomb in my community
winter hats for the Lil’ Robins and Mr R
– minion hat for my winter robin by request
– beanies for my Summer Robin and Autumn Robin and for Mr R.
a crochet wall hanging
charity SIBOL blankets (Sunshine International Blankets Of Love) charity for the elderly… have a look at SIBOL
tree house decoration
broomstick crochet photo tutorial
9 more yarnbombs in my community
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I have also set myself the crazy challenge of hooking a ‘his and hers’ blanket for my Mom and Dad for Christmas, hence this quick update… my hands should be hooking!
This is the sum total of my craftiness this week….not a lot. This is my poppy made just for me, being as all the previous poppies I had made for myself were oohed and aahed over and taken by my family and friends…not that I minded in the least, I take great joy from knowing that my hooking is appreciated! I did however run out of the pretty topaz glass beads for the centre, but found these little glossy black beads instead which just makes this one extra special and mine!
I did achieve quite a bit else, this week saw my interview for my Return to Nursing Practice which was on Thursday. After much of the week re teaching myself fractions and how to do long division and multiplication of decimals (yawn, yawn) I took my numeracy and literacy tests and successfully got through the gruelling interview and so start this new and daunting journey on the 13th January 2015! (cue angelic hosts singing Hallelujah!!)
I hope to make progress this coming week on my own pattern and who knows maybe even finish it so that I can share it with you in time for Christmas.
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Enjoy your week