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Wizard scarf

Time for Sheep to venture out in the snow again with another scarf:

Made in King Cole Riot ‘Wizard’ using the corner to corner technique on a 4.5mm hook.
The scarf took 2 x 100g balls and measures 132 x 24cm.

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Starring teddy

Time for teddy to make another appearance with my first baby blanket for 2018, and a resolution:

It is of course a granny rectangle, and this one is made in Drops cotton merino white (which is in fact a lovely warm cream colour), and Rico baby classic dk light grey, smokey blue and mauve (discontinued). I think the colours are quite calming and (in my view) also gender-neutral.

I am a little late with this year’s resolution and it might sound somewhat strange at first, but my aim is to crochet less. Before you all fall off your collective chairs I should explain a little. Last year turned out to be a year of frenetic trebling for me – baby blankets, scarves, dishcloths, you name it. I have to admit that I found the whole making thing very therapeutic, but I feel that this year less might be more.

I am not saying that there will be no more baby blankets this year (I am not even sure that would be possible) but that I will make an effort to improve my skills by trying different things. This will inevitably decrease my productivity but I think that might be a good thing.

So if you feel that I am blogging a little less, it will not be because I am neglecting you, or my crochet. It will hopefully be because I am trying something new and interesting and perhaps a little more time consuming. Wish me luck!

Yarny goodness

Two more bits of yarny goodness that I opened on Christmas day.

First are some very sweet crochet hats, which are the exact size of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. They were given to me by my daughter who knew I would appreciate their quirkiness.

Secondly I have six 25g balls of Jamiesons Shetland spindrift, which seems to be the equivalent of 4 ply and is 100% wool. They are in lovely brown and mustard colours and are calling out to be made into…..I am not quite sure. A ripple scarf? A beret? All ideas gratefully received (including from the present giver!)

Secret Santa

Yesterday was the big reveal for my Secret Santa present and I have to say I had such fun opening it and discovering all the yarny things inside:

My present cam from Quiet Water Craft along with the most lovely note:

It is hard to say what my favourite part is. I LOVE the Octopom, I am looking forward to using the Lion Brand Landscapes yarn, which I have never used before, and there is a sweet little yarn-shaped necklace which missed the photo as I was wearing it all of Christmas day.

I think overall the nicest thing was that it made me feel really special, which is surely the best Christmas present ever. Thank you Hannah xx

P.S. If you want to see what I gave pop over to Mollie and Claire, and huge thanks to Sewchet for organising Stitching Santa.