Showing posts from February, 2021

January TAST

 Another year means another Take a Stitch Tuesday which is run by Sharon Boggon over at Pintangle. I'll admit here and now that last year my TAST totally fell apart, with everything that went on from March I just didn't have the time or the incentive. Having 3 teenagers suddenly doing schoolwork from home and then a husband being furloughed and being off work for weeks wasn't exactly helpful for relaxing needlecraft! This year I thought I'd do something different, I wanted something that wasn't exactly a picture as I've done previously but something that I could just do a few stitches each week and it would be a journey through the year. In the crochet world people have been doing a lot of temperature blankets and I thought something similar but on a much much smaller scale would be just the thing. I decided that each month would be done in colours relating to the weather here in Yorkshire during that month. January has been easy as it's been chilly, grey, r

Meadow Blanket

 Lucy over at Attic24 announced at the end of 2020 that she had a new crochet-a-long starting in could I resist?   I ordered the pack from Wool Warehouse quick before they ran out of stock, Lucy has called this blanket Meadow and the colours are wonderful. Again they're all Stylecraft Special DK so easy to get hold of and great to crochet with. It seemed a long time from getting the wool to the actual CAL starting, I'm so impatient when I want to start something new!  Friday 8th January part 1 came out, kids all sat doing schoolwork via Microsoft Teams so I happily started my blanket.  Once I got the hang of the pattern (not hard and very fulfilling) I was away. I've now got into a routine so I don't fall behind as this blanket is for my mother-in-law and her birthday is 2 weeks after the last part of the CAL comes out...eek!  Mon-Fri I work on my stitching or knitting but the weekends are my crochet blanket time. I quite enjoy sitting watching tv or li