Relax…….

I know. I’ve been a bit slack on the blog front which is annoying from my point of view as I have been photographing things I’ve made especially for blogging purposes.
Just a tad lazy then….. Please don’t answer that.

I happily made a crochet shawl for my new great niece Shianne. As she is only 8 weeks old I don’t know if she actually likes it but her sister and mother both did so that’ll do for me.

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It was quite large by the time I’d finished but my theory was that my niece could always wear it on a night out if she wanted to.

After I’d finished though, I was in a bit of a quandary as to what to make next. My fingers were itching to make something else but I really wanted to use some oddments in the vague hope of making more space. I know, that’s not going to happen, but a girl can dream.

I decided, in my wisdom, as an antidote to being bombarded with stuff at work and the fact that if I’m making things then I’m not sitting and stuffing my face, that I would possibly make some crochet squares and put them together to make cover for the bed in our spare room.
Now, one of the few benefits of working in a library is the chance to order books. I got about three from the library but to be fair, my Pinterest addiction got the better of me.
I found a pattern I liked and could see my finished blanket in my head.

After playing with the pattern and returning my library books, I had found my ideal.

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And no, it isn’t a square. I decided on a colour scheme of pinks, purples and blues with a yellow centre and a cream surround. Perfect. So to start with, lots of flowers were made and then they were laid out on the floor (much to the amusement of the cats!) and then I started crocheting them together with the only rule being that two identical flowers cannot be placed next to each other.

20130404-210037.jpg it is bigger than this now but I have done a few other bits of bobs in between doing bits of this.
I crocheted all of the staff at work an egg cosy and stuffed a creme egg inside. Well you have to don’t you.

I’ll carry on with my blanket and use it as a release from everything else but I do quite fancy making something for me now.

But what…………watch this space.

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