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Back to the blankie

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With fresh motivation, I have once again tackled the Grandma’s Knickknacks blanket and have whizzed across row 11. I have officially decided that this blanket will have 144 squares. Each square is about 4″ across, if that gives you a better idea of its size so far.

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So the final size will be 12 X 12 squares plus a border. I have been looking at Lucy’s blog (Attic24) for inspiration as she seems to be one of the current crochet queens of blankets. You have to see her latest – the Sunny Log Cabin.┬áThose colour packs I recently ordered from Deramores in the Stylecraft DK? All her colour planning.

I am holding firm on the yarn ban, despite emails like this one!

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Not to mention people at work showing me their lovely smooshy cabled cowls-in-progress with yarn available at the store.

It’s been a good day today. I really needed a home day, and I had one. I thought I was going to have to do a long round trip this afternoon to pick up ds3 from his two night sleepover, but Tai Chi Man did it instead. So the housework was done, the laundry, the dinner; I even made bread for the first time in ages. And I vegged on the couch this evening with my crochet and Netflix (current show – Luther).

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Badges, Boho and Boohoo!

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Look what arrived in the mail from Buttons& Things (www.pepsy.etsy.com) thanks to Clare at bobwilson123. Clare had a Christmas giveaway and I won these. Aren’t they fun! Clare’s site is bobwilson123.org and she also has a You Tube channel, bobwilson123, with lots of free patterns and crochet tutorials. Oh, and there’s a Ravelry group too.
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The Boho part of the title refers to the wrap, which I have been working on exclusively. The rows are really long though – about 74″ long – and I still have a fair few to do. The wrap is 21″ wide to the split, so when I get to a total of 120 rows and 21″ on the other side it’ll be done. Except for maybe some embellishment. This is using up a nice chunk of miscellaneous worsted weight acrylic.

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Even if I decide it’s too scrappy to wear outside the house, it’ll make a fantastic warm wrap on the couch that’ll go over my shoulders and cover me to my knees

The “boohoo” is for my Deramores order, which still hasn’t arrived. It’s been 16 days since my order, but I suppose I should allow for a few days that they were closed over Christmas and New Year. And admittedly Canada Post is not always the fastest. My yarn is still all spread out on my craft room floor, ready to do a stash flash, but I don’t want to do it until the new stuff arrives.

With it being a New Year ‘n all, I’m not making resolutions, but I do have a goal of finishing or frogging my WIPs. The above wrap is going to get done, for sure, and then I will tackle the Grandma’s Knickknacks blanket. I may well stop adding squares at 12 x 12, add a border, and call it finished, because I don’t think a WIP should be around more than a year. The skirt-scarf will probably get frogged.

Then I can breathe a deep sigh of relief, and start making plans for the next stash-busting project. Did I mention (I don’t think I did) that I’ve joined a yarn ban-along with bobwilson123 and Thank God It’s Finished (TGIF) groups on Ravelry? To sign up, you just need to be a member of both groups and post to both of their Yarn Ban-Along threads and also contribute to their group discussions during the course of the ban. It’s a short yarn diet that runs until the end of February. I can definitely manage that.

In the meantime, while I eagerly await my yarn delivery, Happy Crocheting!