Vintage Stripe Blanket
This blanket feels like my nemesis. Ok, so that is a teeny weeny exaggeration but I'm not loving it, it's slow going. The thought process, inspiration and pattern can be found here .
I take all the gubbins to make this blanket almost everywhere I go. I hook a little here and there and it is slowly growing. It does look lovely, that's the only reason I keep going with it. Well, that and it drapes nicely...and I don't have to concentrate on a pattern.
I do have to concentrate on the actual hooking though as the yarn splits like a gymnast and it looks untidy when that happens. I wont be using Rico Creative Cotton again despite the low price, not in a hurry any ways.
Slow progress. Very, very slow. I can't say I've been dedicated to it. I do flit off and do a little hooky else where. Yes I cheat on this blanket, I am a crochet blanket adulteress. I don't feel good about it.
I should have known this blanket would be a bit of a bugger as even getting my mitts on the yarn was troublesome. I ordered it way back in November and didn't receive the wool till late January I think it was. The company didn't keep me very well informed even though I paid at the point of ordering by pay pal. I had to chase them on too many occasions to ask where it was. In the end they said they were sending it and I had to ask them to stall dispatch as we were at the time totally snowed in. I must admit they did delay sending it as requested, not by a few days, but for a month (!!!!!) and even then the order arrived incomplete. Grrrrrrrrrrr. Bitchy splitty yarn from a pretty sh*tty company. Ooooooh 'ark at me having a rant.
I have a feeling this will be the most used blanket as I'll not be too precious over it. It can go in the garden with the Cuckoos, it can come on many a beach day and lots of picnics. It will be loved eventually I'm sure. I am liking it much more now I have seen it in these photographs. Maybe I'll have a power surge and get it done all in a flurry. Otherwise I intend to take it to the Tuesday after school play date we go to and get it done over several weeks or months. We meet a friend in a skanky soft play attached to one of those Hungry Horse pubs. It's a yukky place but the boys have a fab time and I get to talk to my friend and put the world to rights over a very substandard cuppa.
What a moany old minny I am in this post! I try to keep this blog on the sunnier side but just like everyone else I get moods too. In fact I get the mean reds sometimes. Once, nine months after Little Cuckoo was born I saw the dark side and it was terrifying. But that deserves a post all of it's own.
Right, I'm going to trawl through flickr now and look for drool some summerhouses. I'm hoping that one day I'll have a little shed type thing (or caravan type thing) in the garden that I can turn into a sewing/craft room. A girly haven for me to escape the mud thugs. Where I can decorate in such a feminine fashion and Mr Cuckoo can't have an opinion and therefore create the need to compromise. I can day dream.
Just need to try out the heart icon suggestions from Heather and GW on my last post. See which way works, hope one of the ways will work! Cross you fingers....here goes.
♥ (this worked on the comment section last time so fingers crossed!)
ctrl alt L doesn't do anything other than make the screen flicker.
Nope, no hearts in the edit window, maybe they'll appear when published.
Just going to copy and paste from another blog... ❤
I'm using a Mac I wonder if things are very different on a Mac.
WiP 2 tomorrow with a bit of luck plus some photo's of the baby.
ps, since Dottie Angel featured my bobble tutorial I have gained a heap of followers and I'm soooooo happy about that. I am slowly but surely trying to reply to comments and read these fantastic blogs I've been introduced to. I'll visit all followers and commenters eventually. I'm even considering doing my first giveaway when the followers/comments reach a certain number. It's so fabulous to have you all here, it's great not to be talking to myself anymore.