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Monday 27 March 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hello All.

How lovely to see the sunshine this weekend. 
 I've stopped and looked up at the beautiful blue sky with aeroplane contrails and it made me smile.
We took the dog for a walk on Minchinhampton Common and found brightly coloured kites.
I dug a new hole for the washing line spike that had been removed by a digger, and hung out washing.  It feels like the weather is on the turn.

My temperature blanket has reached its fifth row.  I have decided to add a yellow middle for a sunshiny day, and two of the squares are pink in the 13-15 degree range, positively balmy. 
 I continue to join the wedding blanket but I was distracted by the Drops sock yarn sale that is on at the moment.  I bought these balls to make two pairs of socks, these and these.  
 Our building work progresses well,  I am looking beyond the dirt and dust, the windows look like this right now.  It's an excellent excuse not to do any cleaning.  
Let's hope this lovely weather continues. 
 I'll see you soon Clicky Needles.

Sunday 19 March 2017

Time to Join

Hello All!

It's joining time for the Wedding Blanket.  This is my first attempt.  Two clusters of 4 trebles each and 4 double trebles (with 2 slip stitches) on the corners.  I wasn't happy with the way that the squares laid together.  Can you see?  They're not very flat ~ quite lumpy in fact.
The corners also didn't look good to me.  I didn't like the big gaps between the trebles and the corners.
This is attempt no 2.  6 double trebles in the corners 
and an extra join before the corners.  It lies much flatter now, those extra stitches have filled in the bumps.  I'm much happier with this.  
I have fitted in a little bit of sewing lately too.  Mum gave me a cutting mat for Christmas or Birthday,  I forget which, and Mr Clicky gave me the ruler and rotary cutter, so I thought it was time to use them.  OH BLIMEY!!!!  Why didn't I get them earlier?  Cutting out was a cinch.
I made two little bags for small knitting projects, not for me but two girls at school, out of some old curtain material I had.  We spend 15 minutes of our lunch time knitting and chatting.  One of the girls has just lost her gran and she was the one who helped her with her knitting so I offered to help instead.
I'm pleased to say, they were pleased.
The extension continues on at a pace, the roof joists are going in now.  Every evening I drive home desperate to find out what has happened during the day.  So exciting!

Right that's me for now,  I'm off to do some more joining.

Have a good week................Clicky Needles. 

Sunday 12 March 2017

My Pot Runeth Over

Hello All!

I thought it was time to take stock of my (Wedding Present) blanket and see how many more circles were needed.  I laid them all out in the living room and discovered, to my delight, it's only about 20 more.
I am loving these bright little circles and I think this blanket will be hard to part with.

Almost all the circles have also had the ends sewn in, 6 for each, so my pot of tiny bits is flowing over.
 I separated them all into individual colours and I'm making little pom-poms with them, as I can't bear throwing away even the smallest of bits.
These all need trimming.  I'm not sure what do with them yet, a pom-pom wreath? pom-pom garland? edging on a cushion? 
The weather has cheered up a bit and we have seen some sunshine.  I found myself doing some unexpected gardening today, I went out to cut a clematis down and ended up filling both my garden rubbish wheelie bins.  I'm feeling it now, my shoulders are really aching!

That's me for now, I'm itching to get those circles joined.

Have a great week...............Clicky Needles.

Saturday 4 March 2017

Pottering along

Hello Folks!

I've been a bit awol of late.  Just the normal life thing, and I've realised I'm not picking up my camera enough, something which I will remedy.

Here are my snowdrops that I rescued from the back garden before a digger drove over them.  They're in a pot by the front door and even though they are a little past their best, they are making me smile when I come in from work.
I have enough squares in my temperature blanket so I've started to join them.  It's 16 squares wide and I'm joining them with a slip stitch join through the back loop, with white yarn which I don't mind the peeking through.  I've 2 white middles so far (snow) and some blue middles for rain.  Not a bit of drizzle, the sort of rain when you look out, say yuk and batten down the hatches.  I'm now thinking I should be adding yellow middles for a cheery sunshiny day, like today.  This means I shall have to amend my colours, I will have to think about it.

In theory I'm making a square a day, sewing in the ends and attaching it to the blanket, but in practise I record the temperature and then colour in when I have made the square, usually 5 or 6 at a time.  By colouring in when I make them I can keep better track of where I am.

The wedding present blanket is also coming along nicely, I'm up to about 200 squares so closer to my 300 ish target.  I'll lay them all out again to see how it's looking this weekend.

Well that's me for now, as it is sunny I think I might get outside and fill some of my green waste bins.

Have a super week ......................Clicky Needles.