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Friday, 12 February 2016

February Already?!

Hello February! 

I have a lot of things to show you since January has been very productive! I was beginning to work on a small daisy blanket and I showed you a photograph of a yarn stash which I planned to turn into lots of cat blankets for the local Cat's Protection shelter.

Here are eight blankets that I made, that are now living at the shelter and I have even see a photo of a cat snuggled up in one of them! I am quite pleased knowing that I have helped others.


My small daisy blanket is all finished! I am going to use this as a pram blanket when the baby arrives. I used the Flower Square pattern by Color 'n Cream as I thought it was lovely and for the edging I used Attic24's Spot On Edging pattern.


At the moment I have two WIPs on the go....

A foxy hooded cowl that I am making for my friend, using the Flint Fox Cowl pattern by Heidi May. I altered the cowl on mine a bit so that you can open it at the front as that is what my friend wanted. This project is pretty much finished, it is just waiting for a big button to be attached and then this will make one person very happy since she loves foxes.


My second WIP is an Attic24 coloured themed corner to corner blanket as the colours I am using are from Attic24's Sunny Granny Stripe, as I really loved the colour combination but I didn't feel like making a granny stripe blanket. For the pattern I am using Red Hearts Corner-to-Corner Throw pattern, I have always liked this pattern and it has been on my to try list for years, and now has come the time where it is now on my hook and I absolutely love it!


Aside from crochet I have recently been counting weeks until I finish work for maternity leave and counting down the weeks until the baby will be expected to arrive. Currently I have three weeks of work left, and just over seven weeks until the baby will be here. I still can't quite believe I have a little person wriggling about inside my stomach. With the increasing number of hospital and midwife appointments to attend to as the weeks go by, the seriousness of it is certainly starting to sink in! It has flown by so quickly, and I am really thankful that I have been able to carry this baby so far with good health. Although I am not sure how I will be feeling in my next blog post to you, possibly feeling like a big whale he he.

I think that is all I have to share for the moment!

Take care,

Hazel x




Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy Bloggy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2016 brings us all a good year!
 
After my last post I decided that I may no longer be the avid blogger that I used to be in the past, but I figured that I could make a blog resolution...in that I blog at least once a month. Sounds feasible and realistic doesn't it? So here I am scribbling post number one of 2016, where this year is fresh and unwritten...full of potential!
 
Ahem! I will stop babbling now and start talking about my favourite thing....crochet! I will start off with my first finished project of the year.
 

A pastel rainbow blanket for our baby! I started this in October last year and it has been put on the back burner a few times with Christmas projects taking over and other distractions but now it is finished and very cosy looking!

Now onto my WIPs!
 
 
I recently had a dig through my yarn stash and found a hibernating project that I started waaaaaay back in 2013 (Not sure if any of you will remember this!).....I thought this would be the year to shake off the cobwebs and complete it. I am going to turn it into a cushion, and I am thinking of sewing a stretchy kind of fabric backing onto it.
 

I started a new blanket a week ago, it will be a small blanket as I am making it for the baby's pram. I am thinking 5 x 5 square blanket. Still deciding on the colours I want to use, and how random I want the colours to be. I have made all the centres, and I am currently working on the daisy petals. I know our baby is going to be one cosy baby!! As she will have three crochet blankets just from her mama alone!

 

Now.... You must be wondering why I am showing you a random photograph of yarn stash which has lots of non-Hazel colours in it. I have had this yarn for years, it is cheap stuff that I bought before I considered myself experienced enough to use Stylecraft Special DK, and it has since lain dormant in this storage box. Thanks to some inspiration on Instagram, I am joining in with some stash busting and have decided to turn all of this yarn into cosy little blankets for the cats at the local Cats Protection shelter, which the lady I was in contact with seems to be really happy with! I am hoping to have it all gone by the end of January! Optimistic I am. I suppose you will find out next month if I succeed he he.
 
I think that is all I have to share with you for the moment!
 
Take care!!
 
Hazel x
 
P.S. For future posts I will try an include photographs that I haven't posted on Instagram, since I know some of you follow me on there and will have seen the photographs already.

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