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Knit and Natter Friday

Nearly time for my first cuddle with Baby J. I was able to finish the book I was knitting for him. I think we clearly established that babies need books from the very earliest days.

Front cover

Back cover

Snail- there was no picture for this so I had to google the magic roundabout to see how to form a snail. I added the antenna as there were none in the instructions.

Flower

My favourite pages with the sun.

Pattern from

Now which to make next?

Meantime on the needles just, a little matinée jacket for you know who, for Christmas. Talking of Christmas, which I love btw, have you joined a Secret Santa this year? I can highly recommend

#stitchingsanta 2017!

And look I managed to add a widget for it. Sometimes I amaze myself. I shall probably need a lie down after this. I know anyone can add a widget , but I am not anyone, I am a blogger by trial and error.

Digressing. I love collecting together a goody parcel for my recipient, especially as it involves some lovely research across a bloggers posts to find out likes and dislikes!

Can I say thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion last week on the Innocent Smoothie hats. Every comment for and against was put over in a reasonable and tolerant tone, proving that discussion without acrimony is possible. They had some in the Co-op on Monday. I felt honour bound to rescue one from a potential landfill site, and on reflection anything that gets a multi national corporation to give away even 25p to help old people has to be a good thing. Better than some fat cat getting a bigger bonus.

And it is purple.

So I have transformed my muddle of tiny granny squares into nine patch granny squares. This is how the centre of the blanket will look.

The designs come from the 200 crochet squares book we used in the CAL five years ago. Can’t believe it is five years ago. Then my crochet skills were very rusty. It took hours to make one square, now they fairly fly off the hook. The choice of squares for the blanket also comes from the book, but I changed the colours and used gray on the edges of each, to make the final join look better. I hope. These colours are so far out of my normal range it’s not true. I just don’t do orange or green.I think they look ok.

So that is me for this week. How about you? How’s the crafting going? Do you do handmade presents at Christmas. I know two of you don’t do Christmas at all, and give gifts right through the year. Well so do I come to think of it… but Christmas giving is a bit special. Over to you for the natter then.

Be Happy,

Cathyx

 

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Yarn Along!

So happy I finished the crochet blanket for Mr B and Ms G, with two days to spare.

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And nestling in the centre to show them which way is which is a

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bee

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taking a great interest in my latest book which I just started yesterday.

Bee pattern by Jean Greenhowe.

Now to wrap the blanket up, all ready to give it away.

Joining with Ginny for Yarn Along

Crochet blanket update

I had to do a bit of planning this week as I go round the blanket for the last time. 9 blocks were used a while ago for an experimental join up- now a cat blanket. I have two spare blocks left.  I have had to use three of the weird corner blocks in the corners. I am hoping you won’t see them once they are on a  bed.Here is where I am at now..

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So big I can hardly fit it into one picture, here are some close ups..

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I am looking forward to seeing it on a bed at last, maybe next week. I am still thinking how to do a final border.  And then the fun can begin…

 

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