Thank you for all your lovely comments about my granny sampler blanket and of course thank you for tahki ripple yarn sale your good wishes and congratulations for the birth of my lovey little grandson Mikey. My house has sold and the sale has gone through!
I’m sure you an imagine I was holding my breath until the keys were actually handed over but thankfully it was fifth time lucky and I can now draw a line under it and move on. There are lots of things to be done to my new house which is always a pain when you have to try to find decent workmen who won’t charge stupid prices but I will take it one step at a time and try not to get overwhelmed with it all. Craft wise I have just completed a little blanket for Mikey. I did ask my son and daughter in law if they needed anything making for the baby before he was born but they said no that they had everything, can you imagine how I felt! A few days after the baby was born my son asked me if I would make a couple more blankets so that’s why I made the Bubbles baby blanket above and I gave them this one too which I had stored in the loft. Gosh I can’t believe that it was 2011 when I made this you can see the post here I can’t believe I’ve been blogging that long either where does the time go. I’m still working on my Arizona blanket and I love how it’s turning out but more about that later, the sun is shining and I’m going to take advantage before it disappears and give my lawn it’s first hair cut of the season.
I was determined to do something with it and after putting it together as best I can, I have decided that this is as far as I can go with it. I have managed to include all the original squares from the CAL apart from an oblong square which I plan to use as the center for another blanket and although it’s smaller than I planned it is plenty big enough for someone to use as a lapghan. I did start to make more squares but I think that I’ll use those in another blanket somewhere down the line. I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out even though it looks nothing like it should do, some of you clever people can make different sized squares into a lovely blanket but not me I’m afraid. I cheated by making all the squares the same size and then joined them around the inner rectangle. I’m glad that I can draw a line under this and send it on to someone who can make use of it I’m hoping that all the pretty squares will give someone some cheer and warmth. Speaking of cheer and warmth I am so sick of the cold weather, we had snow and bitterly cold winds over the weekend, in an effort to feel more Spring like I have changed my header from the previous snow scene to this one of daffodils which are flowering their pretty socks off in my garden at the moment even the snow hasn’t deterred them.
Labels: All things granny, Babies and Preemies. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to make it, there was no putting it on the to do list either, I even bought yarn for it. Aren’t those colours gorgeous it gave me a huge amount of pleasure opening the door to the postman and having him hand me the parcel and then opening it to reveal all this yarny goodness, well it has been a long time I can’t remember how long it is since I bought any new yarn. I’m talking about the Arizona CAL of course is anyone else following it? That’s part one complete just in time to start part two which came out yesterday.
The second new thing is something extra special my first grandchild Mikey was born on the 8th March. I saw this Afghan designed by the lovely and very talented Olga from Lacy Crochet and knew I just had to make it. I used three strands of coned yarn in each of the two shades and it used a very satisfying 850 grams. It was a joy to make as rippled blankets always are and was completed in no time. The finished dimensions were 48 x 38 inches. Knit a Block a Week up and running! Lady sheep and a some travel plans.
I would like you all to meet Ben. Ben is a flower pot man and has been living in my garden for many years, I have three flower pot men and all have various jobs to do around the garden, however Ben took it upon himself to guard my Summerhouse and he has done a remarkably good job that is apart from the time that he let Felix the next doors cat sneak in through the window and pee all over! The other day as I was watering my plants Ben called out to me ‘hey! To say I was startled would be an understatement because he is usually very quiet and always polite but this hey had the edge of . Well it got the required result because I stopped and stared and said ‘what’s up Ben? Just look at me’ he says, ‘is this it for me then, am I just to go to pot!
Well I did look I’m ashamed to say for the first time in a long time and I had to admit he did look unkempt poor Ben. His hair was almost gone, his hat had disappeared and as for the screw in his head well that didn’t bear thinking about. So I gathered my supplies which were pretty limited, I wasn’t prepared for this so it was going to have be a make do with what you have got kind of job. I let Ben have his own way and he insisted on a red top, which was just as well as I did have a big tube of red amongst my meagre supply’s.