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Yarn Along- October 2019

Yarn and books sums me up quite well! Joining with Ginny for another yarn along post,  here

I am now on the second sleeve of the jumper for my grandson Master T. The book I have just started, so I will let you know what I think at the end of the month, but so far it’s shaping up nicely.

There’s been a bit of crochet happening too. I have now completed parts one and two of my Portugese Tiles blanket.

One pile of 9 and one pile of 8 blocks. Stitched together thus

The remainder of the blocks to be used later. Onto part three…

Do pop over to Small Things and see what Ginny and everyone else is making/ reading.


Comments on: "Yarn Along- October 2019" (34)

  1. Your tile blanket is beautiful.
    I am interested in hearing your thoughts on the book. i finished it a few weeks ago on the recommendation of a friend.

    • Thank you. I enjoyed the book, but felt that the author hadn’t volunteered in a library so got it a bit wrong, but it was a nice read.

  2. That yarn! I love it!! Such a perfect combination of colors and stripes.

  3. […] to Cathy on winning my Lucky Acorn necklace […]

  4. I love the autumn colours of that jumper. The novel is in my tall stack of to-be-read books. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

  5. love the sweater you are currently making and your crocheted squares are beautiful! Love how you arranged them together 🙂

  6. The tile colors are so soothing–they must be the visual antidote to the bright colors in the jumper!

  7. Well done on that gorgeous sweater, and your “tile pile” is just as impressive as laid out! 🥰

  8. I love how the colours on the book cover so very nearly match that joyful jumper.
    The Portugese Tile blanket looks wonderfully snuggly in soft and soothing colours.

  9. Your grandson is going to cheer up everybody he sees on a dark, dreary winter day when he wears that lovely, colourful jumper.

  10. I love those squares and the colors you are using. And I love that book and the other books she wrote. I think I’ve read 3 of hers. It seems I have been drawn to writers like Fredrik Backman and Jonas Jonasson. Also Menna van Praag writes some interesting stories. Not everyone’s taste but I did enjoy them. I truly drift off course when it comes to books.:)

    • Can’t have enough recommendations for books! We have an interesting challenge coming up next week in the library where I volunteer, so I think I shall write a post about it next week. I am going to need help.

  11. Love the crocheted blanket. The colours go so well together.

  12. Am sooo loving your grandson’s sweater – the yarn is fab. The blanket is so pretty too. You’ve been very busy! Well done 🙂

    • I’ve not been at my most prolific this year as regards output on the knitting and crochet- too much time spent reading. I do love the James Brett partytime yarn that I use for Master T’s jumpers. I was so thrilled when this new pattern came out and was fo children up to 30″ chest. There are so few patterns for boys aged 8 and above.

  13. Your tile blanket is looking lovely! I think I know that book, but my brain isn’t working yet so can’t be sure 😀 Need coffee!!

  14. claire93 said:

    I’ll be interested to hear your review of “Lost & Found” as I’ve been tempted by that but not bought yet. Your crocheted tiles are looking very pretty!

    • So far I am enjoying the book, but it does seem to be on familiar ground. It’s difficult for authors to be original I guess. The blanket is pretty. Next step is to put a border round the centre before making more blocks to go round the sides, an interesting construction.

  15. Love those muted colors for this blanket!

  16. Love the Portuguese Tiles, the colours are beautiful, very pretty 🙂

  17. I just finished Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, and I loved it. So easy to misunderstand the good intentions of the ones we love…

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