Thursday, 31 July 2014

So having the iPad in bed means I have been watching a lot of crafty videos.  Some quilting videos as I admire people that can use a sewing machine, they terrified me at school when they made us use them.

Then I stumbled upon entrelac crochet.........

It looks great. Essentially Tunisian crochet. I cannot start anew project just yet but I really want to.  Anyone tried entrelac before?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

So my other half's blanket is now finished.

Quite pleased with it. Hope he is too.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

So whilst getting something sorted on the car I got myself an iPad in the wait.......

So I needed to play with the camera.

The biggest blanket I have ever made is slowly coming together. I sew it together as when I tried single crocheting it together it didn't quite work. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

When the man is at work and it is school holidays,  I work too.....

Thursday, 24 July 2014

So I spent the morning (and most of the afternoon to be honest) getting the granny squares third round put on.

I made some new ones....

Then I made 16

The pot in the middle was made by my dad, inside are figures for Hnefatafl (which he also made).

I am currently taking a quick break from making some squares for my Adelaide Crows colours blanket.  Not going to be ready for this season, but next year I can support them properly lol.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

So I went into the city this morning (after dealing with blood....sliced my finger open yesterday on a broken photo frame and it was apparently too early to take off the plaster...) and bought.....

The six smaller balls were three for £2, bargain.  Poundshop wool is pretty good too.  Larger ball was from a cheap bookshop, £1.49.

So for £5.49 I didn't do too badly.

I have already make loads of middle squares as well as other rounds of granny squares for the black edged granny square blanket.  Photos tomorrow.

Monday, 21 July 2014

It is so hot!  Scotland hasn't been this warm in the three years I've lived here.  I shouldn't really complain but phew!  So humid.  I always got humidity down in Essex but not supposed to be so bad up here, however the weather seems to have forgotten this.

I am still making blankets though :)

My other half's is taking shape nicely now.  All the squares are complete, just got to sew them al together.......all 63 of them.....I got a little ambitious when deciding how big to make the blanket.  It will cover his bed nicely but is gonna take me a good few days to get sewn.  I'd really like to give it to him Thursday when I go over for the weekend as it is a very late (or very early now if you look at it another way lol) Christmas present.

I have also been beavering away making the innards of the black edged granny square blankets that will be going out this year as Christmas presents.  Initially I had planned two such blankets (for each of my brothers) but now possibly more...thank goodness I have the school holidays to get a mass of them done.  I am beginning to run out of wool though.  I was just using left over wool, but that is dwindling fast.    

The pound shop do three balls for £2 but limited colours.  I will have to re-tock soon though.

I find the granny square making very relaxing and they work-up so much quicker than more normal blanket squares.  

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Well, the summer holidays are now two weeks old.  I am making blanket squares like they are going out of fashion.  Boyfriend will hopefully appreciate them, though at the moment I feel like I'm being pushed away.  Grrr.

Ah well, Chicago Fire series 1 on DVD distracting me and calming me.

He picked the colours and they look good I think.  It's going to be 7x9 squares big so will so far be the biggest blanket I've made so far.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Projects update

The boyfriend's blanket slowly taking shape.  It's gonna be a big one.

The black-edged granny squares blankets in their infancy.

My first ever blanket now finally edged after a year without one.