So, sometimes you just can’t resist. We are partway through renovating the kitchen, having got a quote, I picked myself up off the floor when I looked at the installation charges (£93 to erect a cupboard) and then decided to do it ourselves. It is a lot of work and a steep learning curve but the internet and You Tube are great resources. Anyway I told myself “no more crafty projects until the kitchen is done”, yes I can hear you laughing too!
Well browsing round the internet one evening after mastering how to level a cupboard I came across a beautiful CAL (crochet along), it is the Seaside Stash Busting Blanket run by Eleonora from Coastal Crochet – http://www.coastalcrochet.com .
I am a bit late to the party but it is so lovely and easy to stitch that I am flying along. I started on the red and blue blanket using aran wool, I had loads left over from a project I was going to start but never quite did. It is a lovely heavy blanket that will be perfect for cold winter days. As I was working on it one of my sons started taking an interest, eventually asking if he could have it when it was finished. Of course he can, I was quite emotional that he liked it that much he wanted it for his room. It means so much more when someone asks for something you have made rather than just politely saying thank you when you gift them something. I am not always sure whether they are just being polite or whether they really like it.
Thing is I also really like the blanket, so what is a girl to do but make another one! So I am now making a second blanket alongside the first one though this one is a much more colourful one as I am using up odds and ends of left over wool. I love this one just as much and I am still loving the pattern. It is one of those easy flowing ones that you can do whilst watching TV, currently watching the re-runs of Game Of Thrones. Well I might have missed something the first 3 times I watched it.
So, I will keep you updated on the blanket,