So Many Ends

I’m delighted to report that I’ve almost finished my Funfair crocheted blanket. I decided to create my own edging border even though I really like the one Hannah used in her ‘crochet along’ Stripey Blanket, the pattern I’ve followed diligently until the edge. I did as many crocheters do and as Hannah constantly reminded… crocheted over my ‘ends’ so that I wouldn’t have the laborious task of sewing them all in once it was complete. However, when I’d finished I really didn’t like the appearance of some of them and decided they would look better woven in with a wool needle so most of them were released and have had a few days of freedom floating around at the edge of the blanket. Almost half have been recaptured and I’m much happier with the result. I think the problem was where the pattern created a more open effect and the blanket has been moved around during its creation the ends just didn’t lay flat and visually they jumped out at me.

In the process of finding a new home for Funfair Blanket, I intend to raise funds for my favourite charity… Sense.  So what do I do? Auction it online, auction it at an event, raffle it? All ideas welcomed.

I happened to have the unfinished blanket with me at a Sense event at the weekend… https://twitter.com/Sensetweets/status/391555273736728576

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It’s Been a Long Time

I really should be doing something else right now but that’s exactly what I’ve said each time I’ve thought about updating this blog…  I feel a fraud talking about ‘updating’ when I’ve barely started… but if I continue in this vein I’ll never post anything. It doesn’t help that I don’t feel very confident about how WordPress works.  I know there are tutorials etc out there and I have started working through one but I forget what I’ve read by the time I want to put it into practice!

Week 6 1

Anyway I have been busy making all kinds of things from Christmas Angel Dolls (last year’s gifts) to celebration cakes, as well as getting on with everyday life.  I’m currently working on a CAL by notyouraveragecrochet using up yarn donated to my Mum. I’ve posted a couple of photos of my ‘Funfair Blanket’ which is still a work in progress. Week 6 2