We're well into the month of February and I realised I haven't posted since the 1st January! I have been super busy with work and the kids and Church stuff. Things have been going great. A real turn around finally!
So, today has been declared a Snow Day. I set out this morning with the kids in the car, skidding all over the road and then suddenly came to a halt as all the traffic was well and truly at a standstill. A quick phone call to the Head told me that many other staff members had been stuck and so he was declaring a snow day. Hence, the long, overdue post from yours truly.
A couple of nights ago, I finally got around to finishing the Cath Kidston style stripe blanket. I had ran out of white wool but my lovely neighbour, Sue, came to the rescue. Thank you Sue. You can find Sue's blog here. It's good to have a stitching/crocheting neighbour!
So here are some of the pics of the finished blanket. The pattern was lovely to work. You can find the pattern here. I used Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours:
I tried to get similar colours to CK as I could and think I have just about cracked it. I did four rounds of granny edging and then I began my border. I couldn't find quite what I was looking for so I decided to make up my own border and this is it.
I did 3 chain rounds, twice and then I did a 4 or a 5 chain around that. Then I began to do my triangles. So into one chain space I did: single, half dble, dble, treb. At the top of the treb I did 3 chains and then hooked it back into the top of the treble to make a point. Then I did a double, half dble, single to finish the triangle. Into the next chain I made 2 singles and then just repeated this all the way around.
With the remainder of the wool, I am making a Blooming Flower Cushion. This is how far I have got with it. I need to go get a cushion pad so I know how big to do it. You can find the pattern here. I think it will match the blanket perfectly and it has been a sweet little project to work on this winter.
My next project is the granny Patchwork. It is similar to the Elmer blanket I did for the new baby last year except I will just be doing 3 rounds and using the Special pack of Stylecraft. I do love the Stylecraft but part of me is now hankering for something more heavy and cotton like.
I will try my very very best to keep this blog updated and I appreciate every one of you stopping by to check up on me. Hope you are all keeping warm today!