Home again after a lovely visit in which I managed to see three sons, two daughter in-laws, one son’s partner, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, eat too much and do some walking. Bliss.
The babe, known as Baby J. More on him in a later post I think.( Or, we only got back yesterday and I am still to make the best selection of pictures..)
Anyway you are here for some yarny chatter, so let’s go.
Delighted to see Mr J’s cat made immediate use of the blanket I made her.
Happy in the conservatory, away from dog, children and noise.
Talking of crochet blankets, I sewed up the centre section of the blanket I am crocheting and dealt with the ends. So it now looks like this.
Now I was following a blanket pattern from the 200 Crochet Blocks book, but I have already rearranged things a bit. I am happy so far. Then I made the next block that was suggested to go right round the centre block.
But the colours are too similar to my mind, so I made a completely different one.
The yellowy colour is called buttermilk and is too yellow to my mind, so it was onto plan C
Which is this, Block one to go against the nine patch granny square blocks, the marigold which is in the centre to be repeated by the block called Target, and the yellowy one to go right round them What do you think?
Meantime I have knitted the back of the latest matinée jacket for Baby J
And I have started to trawl through my magazines looking at Christmas patterns for gifts and for my secret santa package. Don’t you love this time of year when the seasonal plans begin.
On a different note, a friend gave me a jar last year of something called Boxing Day Chutney, thought I would make some myself and wondered if anyone had made it, and if so do you have a favourite recipe please?
I know this is a bit short this week, my brain is still full of the days away, the laundry to be done and the food we need, and a few other errands beside.
I’ll be back later on for a natter, but please jump right in with your weekend plans and dreams.