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Knit and Natter Friday!

Hope everyone has had a good week since our last chat. Can’t believe what a whirlwind of it we have had. Nothing exciting you know, car MOTs, dental check up for me, choosing a new TV, not that my input into that twas much influence. “Oh no that’s too big “didn’t seem to cut the mustard with you know who. Added to which Mr E has arranged for it to be delivered on Saturday when there is the next repair cafe.  And as there are never enough chap menders to cope with what crosses the doorstep , I shall be the one at home waiting for  it to arrive. That’s life.

Now it seems to me that no-one is anywhere near guessing what I am knitting, what about this week, do you know now?

A face

C,mon, Little Miss F is a modern Princess, to quote her “I am not waiting for a silly Prince to come and help”. What do all Princesses need. Bigger hint at the end.

I have started to crochet the Attic 24 weekend bag. It’s much smaller than I expected.

Width ways I mean. The yarn is chunky on a 5mm crochet hook. I can only manage an hour at a time as it makes my fingers ache. So far so good I think.

Did anyone have snow this week? We had some yesterday but it didn’t amount to much. Or maybe you are in Summer and having heat waves, and swimming and ice cream and lots of homegrown goodies. mmm summer.

Today I have the Family History Christmas shared lunch and quiz and get together. I think I prefer my Christmas fun in December, seems all wrong now. Still it will be fun. I shall try not to embarrass myself too much in the quiz.

OK, so how did you get on with guessing what I am knitting.

Has that helped? Any ideas, anyone?

Please…

I hope you all have a marvellous weekend. I shall be telly man waiting for most of Saturday. Wondering how much knitting I can get done. Do tell your plans,

Be Happy,

Cathyx

 

Autumn Falls!

I have at last completed that crochet blanket. I took the designs for each block from the book 200 Crochet blocks by Jan Eaton. The blanket design began as The Golden Glow on Page 27, but I wasn’t happy with the colours, the whole thing looked dull. And that’s where this wonderful blogging community came to the rescue. A big thank you to everyone who helped but especially to The Contented Crafter  for explaining so well about colours going together almost too well and how I needed to look at tone as well as colour.  The result is this

All good blankets deserve a name so I have named this Autumn Falls.

The yarn used is by Stylecraft and the colour shades are

Cream

1824 Cyprus

1099 Grey

1835 Buttermilk

1708 Petrol

1823 Mustard

1711 Spice

The blocks that I eventually used are

3 Square Target

61 Nine Patch Granny

100 Pastel Delight

197 Fretwork

209 Marigold.

All I can say is phew! I am glad I have finished this. The colours are so not the colours I would normally choose. But I learned a great deal about colour and tone, and am glad I came out of my comfort zone for this. The blanket will go to a care home for the keeping warm of the old knees. In the meantime I shall just sit and look at it.

Once again bloggers thank you. This was a communal effort. You are lovely.

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