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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Blanket (not the Michael Jackson baby)

Hello, Happy New Year!
So much for more regular blog updates, I don't know where January has gone.

I was lucky enough to be given some money for Christmas - and I have spent it all on wool at Suzie's!  I'm going to make myself a lovely blanket to go on the bed in the spare room. 

Here's the wool (I know I should say yarn really as it is actually cotton but I just can't seem to change the habit of a lifetime!):
 You can't see the colours very well in this picture but I had to post it to show you how Suzie packaged it up for me in the bag, she is nearly as daft as me.

This is what I've done so far; mmm, textured.....  Yes, those are cables on the bottom one, get me.  The pattern is called Sampler from Debbie Abrahams' book Blankets and Throws to Knit. 

Knitting it is going to be interrupted as two of my dearest friends are expecting their first babies this summer so I shall be making baby things.  I'm thinking of crochet, maybe this blanket from Mollie Makes which apparently is suitable for beginners.  Look out Cuckoo, if you find me weeping on your doorstep you will know it is because the beginner's crochet has beaten me!

Can you see the crochet hooks in that picture?  They are old-fashioned bone ones and they belonged to my Nan's grandmother, Sarah.  My mum gave them to me over Christmas.  I feel very lucky to have something which has been passed down and to think of all those women using them. 

Right, that's it for now, I am going to aim for little and often from now on.  The road to hell etc etc.

Lots of love to all.


  1. Would it be wrong of me to say I'd love to find you weeping on my doorstep? I'd rather you weren't weeping of course but a crochet day sounds LUSH! And you could show me the cables thing. Those squares look amazin'. Is that the blanket Hellar made a while back? I haven't used any paragraphs!!


  2. Your blanket is going to be gorgeous in those colours! Looking forward to seeing your progress! I tnink we need a crochet beginners class at WI too! x

  3. Hellooooo, glad to see you back, yay for you. Lovely soft cotton, that blanket is going to be amazing. I quite like that Mollie Makes blankie, I think your friends would love it. Oh vintage crochet hook envy...........
    Little and often sounds good to me :)
    xx Sandi

  4. Those balls of wool are yummy colours, as are those cakes at the top of your page!