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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wool on Sundays...a 'hotchpotch' 😉

My little drawstring bag of yarn scraps and crochet hook has been getting a 'workout' recently...

Filling in time at the hospital

Or something to do with the hands on a recent long car trip where DH and I were fortunate enough to be 'chauffeured' by family members. ( more about that in a later post) 

So I have a nice little bundle of completed granny squares to add to the growing pile of squares  for joining to make blankets for the needy. ( and especially for the women's refuges that K4BN support.) 

When I got tired of making 10 inch squares, I just used up some little bits of yarn to make 'starter' granny squares, to be enlarged and completed at future Knit and Natters. 

And in other yarn related happenings here at my place, is this. Languishing in a storage cube is a UFO which was put aside when other projects took priority. It is a throw in purples and mauves that my daughter asked me to make for her friend. These two have been friends since they worked for the same firm in DD1's late teens. The last 5 years they have been housemates, but now Janelle has moved to a new place of her own. I'm hoping to get back to this project when 'Christmas is over and life is less busy'?? Well that's the plan anyway. I have put all the mauves/purples from my stash together with the partly knitted throw and all that loveliness is certainly inspiring. 

But I have a LONG way to go before it's finished though, haven't I 😉🙄


Una said...

The throw will be lovely when it's finished. There is a long way to go; but it should be enjoyable watching it grow.

angela said...

Your a busy little bee
Due to pain I haven't picked up a hook or knitting needle in a while
I'm hoping once the weather settles I'll be ok again.

Nanna Chel said...

Maria I feel car sick if I crochet or knit in the car so you are very fortunate to be able to do so. The throw is going to be gorgeous.

Kim said...

Lots of opportunity to pull out that crochet hook of yours, Maria. What a lovely assortment of granny squares and the throw is looking beautiful.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

It's good that you have ongoing projects to fill in these wait times. When my husband had his first TIA it was on a Memorial Day weekend. He was in the hospital for 4 test wait, another test, wait. I grabbed a skein of yarn and hook and just stitched away. After it was over, I thought "what the heck is this supposed to be" and pulled it all out. Crochet is definitely my Go To needlecraft. I just wasn't thinking straight.

Merry Christmas. Hope all is going well.
xx, Carol

Nanette said...

I must have known....there's a few balls of pretty mauves in the parcel I sent you. It's going to be a pretty throw.