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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wool on Sunday

The first 'yarny' post for 2018; joining in with Janine over on the Rainbow Hare blog. Janine's post was a bit about Christmas and of course some of her projects. The shawl that Janine made is stunning. Check out her blog post Here.
I've started the year with 2 big bags of blankets made from crocheted and knitted squares which 3 wonderful ladies have given me.

Most of the squares had been joined up into blankets late last year, but most of those still had some ends to weave in. And there were still some bags of squares that needed joining. The perfect opportunity arose in the week after Christmas. DsD1 and her husband were staying with us and she enjoys the opportunity when staying with us, of some 'binge' Netflix viewing.
A series she had wanted to watch was available, so taking advantage of the aircon in the lounge room, I sat with her, and joined squares, edged blankets and neatened ends while DsD1 watched some monster terrorise a group of US teenagers. It took a couple of days to 'watch' the 9 episodes which meant that soon 13 blankets were finished ready! 😄
(The show was Series 2 of Stranger Things; DsD1 loves her sci-fi 😉)

Possibly I will make use of my stockpile of polar fleece to make blankets for K4BN as that will clear some shelf space in at least one cupboard. And sometime soon I need to make an effort to start some knitting for some expected new arrivals. I do tend to knit all year round; just smaller projects in summer.


Michelle Ridgway said...

That was a job well done Maria....binge watching must have been the thing to do....I did as well but not scifi lol xx

Nanna Chel said...

Wow you certainly achieved a lot, Maria. I have to watch what I am doing when knitting or doing crochet so no point in me watching TV at the same time. LOL!

Jackie said...

Good job on those blankets.

Like you I knit all year round. Perhaps not large blankets, but hats, mitts and such that don't cause me to get too warm.

God bless.

mamasmercantile said...

That was an impressive pile of blankets stitched together, a job well done.

Nanette said...

Nice work Maria, quite an accomplishment.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

That sounds like fun a way of getting the ends worked in. Those blankets look great and will be much appreciated. And it's exciting that new arrivals are expected.I hope you will all have a wonderful 2018. Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Sharmayne said...

Nice work! I tried to link up but I always seem to have problems getting it to work

Meg Hopeful said...

It must have felt pretty satisfying to finish those 13blankets, Maria. You'd definitely need the air-con to be knitting in this heat! Meg:)