Good afternoon everyone, I am so very happy to report that on this miserable rainy Saturday here in the UK that I have my Crojo back. I completed two wonderful projects this week and started a third and I just had to share them with you ASAP.
Firstly as it’s that spooky time of year I made an Halloween Bear and he is just so cute, I purchased the pattern from EmmyToysDesign through Etsy. After spotting it on Facebook I just had to get it. What do you think? He was the one to ignite my hook again, thank you Pumpkin (yes I literally just named him pumpkin right now quite fitting I think)
My second project was The Late Summer Sunsets Blanket, pack supplied by the Knitting Network using their new DK Go yarn which is just amazing to work with, and the pattern supplied by the super talented Eleonora Tully @coastalcrochet. This is my second blanket from Coastal Crochet this year she is such a great designer.
I love these colours and on such a miserable day like to day it just adds that summer smile to my face, just beautiful.
Anyway I had to share them both with you and I hope you like them?
Happy weekend everyone, the season as most certainly shifted hasn’t it. Felt like winter last night and this morning I don’t know about autumn.
So following on from my Crojo Missing blog last week I would like to thank you all for your words of support and suggestions on what to do. I took some of those words of advice and have had a break, I have not picked up a hook all week and this morning over my coffee I was looking at my WIP’s thinking I’m going to finish you, with a squinted determined look, so it worked :-).
In the meantime though I have tried my hand at something completely different which I have loved and have to say a little bit addicted to it.
I brought a small diamond art kit to try, well over a year ago, and it has just been sat there gathering dust. Last Sunday I decided I will give it a try, I was home alone so though why not. I finished it within a few hours and promptly ordered 2 more larger kits to do as Christmas gifts. I am over half way through one of these already in hope I can get them completely as quick as possible so I can go and get them framed ready to wrap.
Anyone else done any diamond art? I so wish I had started it sooner so therapeutic (until you drop the diamonds everywhere that is lol).
Anyway I hope you all have a lovey weekend, despite the rain.
Who wants the lovely weather we had at Easter back?
I know I certainly do, just seen a news notification pop up saying there is possible snow for some of the UK this Bank Holiday weekend, seriously? Yesterday’s notification was for a 3 month heat wave. Make your minds up people you’re messing with my mind and wardrobe lol.
I love nothing more than getting home from work, opening up the house getting all the cushions on the garden furniture, openening up the bar (yes we are lucky enough to have one on our garden) getting a cold drink and a WIP and sitting in the sun with the pooches crocheting. Ahhhhh roll on summer please.
Anyone else with me?
Do you like working outside when it’s nice?
This was last summer and we have a third bum to join in with the summer sun fun this year so watch this space. Although I really think I need to emigrate.
Come on, lets will on the sunshine together, We can do this!!
Following on from Unravel I decided to redress my Temp Blanket Cont….. I spend a few hours one afternoon last week unraveling the whole two months worth of work and restarting over the weekend.
I decided to go with c2c and managed to catch up on January and February and I have to say I am really pleased with how it’s looking. It will still be huge but I quite like that idea now looking at it laid out.
I will be increasing each row till the end of June which will total 181 days, I will then start to decrease per day. This should leave me 3 days at the end of 2019 to add a border per day to finish the year. I am now excited to see how it’s going to work out, I have it in my mind so I am hoping that we have a summer like 2018 and it will look stunning with the hot colours I have planned. We’ve already a hint of it with that orange row.
Summer does seem so far away again with the current weather turn, not sure anyone expected the snow we woke up too on Sunday morning, hey we should expect it by now right?
I do hope this will be the last project that I re start for a while, I have decided that if I start to get a gut feeling something just isn’t right I will stop this time. (wrote with crossed fingers).
So I am going to go and get March up to date on my blanket so that I can be back to one row per day and onto something else I am looking forward to doing. Watch this space 🙂
So following on from yesterday, today’s weather has excelled itself again and broke records for the hottest February ever recorded in the UK. I’m loving every minute but I fear hopes of spring will be raised to be shattered or froze.
Wildlife are waking early due to the warmth, hedgehogs have been spotted needing a drink so please put some out for them. Feed them with dog or cat food mashed up, leave them fresh water in a shallow dish but please don’t leave them milk as this can make them poorly.
I saw several Bees whilst out with the dogs today and while we need to help and preserve these as much as we can I fear mother nature will take this out of our hands. Don’t forget if you see a bee struggling sugar and water on a tea-spoon will do the trick let the bee drink and watch the sugar regain its strenght and fly away.
With this record-breaking temperatures my blanket has gone into colours I shouldn’t be using for a few more months at least, however, it was very exciting to add a bright row of orange to my blanket to break up the long run of yellow. Yellow’s and oranges to me represent sunshine which in turn creates happiness and good feeling, so adding the orange today and thinking where and why I was adding it spread happiness and longing for the long summer days ahead of us.
I wonder if I will be using my cold colours next month?
The seasons and climates are clearly changing is it too late to do anything? Have we gone past the point of reversing what we have caused? Or will we just adapt silently as we always appear too.
Keep enjoying this sun while we have it, take in some vitamin D to shake off the winter blues for while ever we have it. It helps in more ways than we realise.