Monday, 22 August 2011

Been away (and crocheting!)

I'm so sorry for my lack of commenting recently.
We went away at the end of last week & have only returned home this evening so not even a proper update from me tonight (sorry, so so tired!)

It was a trip for a family gathering (nicknamed the summer event) & it was the first time that Mr. Me & I had managed to go, so we made a long weekend of it, and of course I took my crocheting with me as I couldn't not be trying to do more blankets for the fundraiser day, I finished one (that was already almost finished) on the way down, and started another one, which by the time the drive home came today I was almost halfway through and didn't put as much of the journey time into it as I should.

But here is my work in progress when we stopped at Watford Gap services on the way home today (and the packet of Haribo's that I was responsible for feeding to the Mr as & when required!)


Right I really must go to bed! So tired! Hopefully will do a proper update tomorrow! x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Thank You!

I haven't managed to take pictures myself to do a proper blog post, but I *have* to do a thank you post to Felishumanus of Ravelry.

They saw a post I did asking for help with blankets for the fundraiser day and messaged me offering a blanket that needed a home.

Today it arrived and its absolutely gorgeous! Little H loved it the colours and the fun-ness of me holding it over his head as he was laid on the floor and draping it over him, so it created giggles in the house too.

Linkage to the blanket is...

Thank you so much! <3

Friday, 5 August 2011

It's a.....

Granny Stripe!!
Well I suppose to be grammatically correct I should say "It's an Attic24 Granny Stripe"
& I am totally in love with it!

I started it the other day, it's blanket number 9 for the Neonatal Funday. I got bored (well bored is the wrong word, but I needed a change from millions of half treble crochets!!) and just had to try and see if I could do the Granny Stripe. Turns out I can!


The wool is one of the ones I picked up at the market for £1.90 a ball so it's not really the perfect wool for prem babies so the blankets made of this wool will probably end up going home with someone not on the unit, but it's got a strand of something in it that gives it a shiney effect (I can't describe it but its there!)

I have to say Granny Stripe is one of my fave patterns that I've just picked up & had a go at. Although I did fluff up the foundation chain by one stitch, but I'll hide that when I finish up (shh don't tell anyone haha!)

The other day the postman came and brought me some presents...


I was so excited!


The book is the one referred to in Attic24's snake Tah-dah! blog post and I had a massive case of the wanties! And it finally arrived! I haven't managed to sit and look through it properly yet (I couldn't divert my attention further) but on flicking through the pages there's so many gorgeous pictures I can't wait! I've put my name down for a craft swap on the parenting forum for Christmas so I'll hopefully get to use some bits!

And the giant bag, oh how I love you giant bag!! It is for my wool stash. All those pictures from the stash blog entry are happily tucked up in there as well as more. Oh how I love it! Its the Night Owl bag from There's so much beautiful stuff on their site!

Right, back to crocheting. These blankets won't make themselves!

(oh & to add, no UTI but the pain is still there, they just don't know what it is but I'm ok)

2nd edit to add.. take a look at Country Rose's blog. Gorgeous blog & she's currently running a giveaway!