Tuesday, 26 August 2014

So this arrived today. It is from the no campaign but has made me realise how real it is now becoming.

Sunday, 17 August 2014


So the rows are slowly coming together. 14 needed for each blanket. 

More of them. 

Fourteen rows sitting in a pile, waiting to be sewn together. 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

So you tube and I get along well. I'm always seeing new things I want to make. I must wait however as I have to much being made to start something new (famous last words?).......

The first is this corner to corner blanket. I think it will be a great one for huddling under when winter arrives.

Corner to corner blanket

The guy doing this tutorial is who I watched when I first learnt to crochet.

The second is this ripple blanket.

Ripple blanket

I enjoyed watching this as I love the Australian accent. There are several tutorials teaching this pattern but I do like this one.

One last video. Sea of Flags. This was played at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony from the next hosts......Australia. I really like it.

I will no doubt end up either starting one of these blankets soon or at least make a tester.

Friday, 8 August 2014

So I have been out and about in my bit of Edinburgh. I live right near the Botanic gardens and a lovely park called Inverleith Park. I took these photos on my phone.

I have no fancy camera just (as my dad would say) a click and go. I will take it out another time and try some better shots.

This one is actually in the city. It was a nice shot as I walked up the Mound. 

Street near me. 

Back of the Botanics. 

Sign on the fence. 

Inverleith park

Inverleith Park. 


John Hope Gateway to the Botanics. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Yesterday was a nice day with decent light, so I laid out the first black-edged blanket. There is no order as such to the squares, though some will be moved about to satisfy my own likes and dislikes.

The close up here makes the colours a little clearer I think. 

I have already made a list of colours I want to order more of as they look good with the black.

Today's weather is rubbish. Typical Edinburgh Fringe weather actually lol. Poor festival goers often get soaked. The picture beneath is looking into the city and you can normally see Arthur's Seat. I will walk along the road a little when the weather improves and show you the panoramic city skyline I am very lucky to live looking at.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Back to black edging today. Taking it slow as I must have slept funny, my back is very tender. Needs to sort itself as off to see a Fringe show tonight.

Monday, 4 August 2014

 I have been getting a bit bored of just doing the black edging. So I did some colour work today.

Sneak peak inside the shopping bag that currently houses the finished squares. 

I follow several French language blogs. I can usually get the gist but I know I need to improve dramatically.

Here begins a resolution to plead and improve.

Friday, 1 August 2014

So a lot of black wool arrived today ready to get going with my black edged granny square blanket.

I had it in mind to make about five of these for Christmas presents and one for me.

I measured out a good size on the floor and think 14 x 9 would be a good.    This is 126 squares.

This makes a total of 630 squares for all five blankets.......we will see what happens lol.