Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Serendipity

Well the New Year has got off to a good start.  I'm getting myself organised and managing to find plenty of time to knit and crochet.

As an added bonus, I have had the good fortune to acquire a significant number of craft magazines that were no longer wanted by the previous owner.


What treasure!



This little lot will keep me quiet for a while.

I shall saviour them and browse them slowly and carefully, enjoying the inspiration that arises from them.  How fortunate I am that these came my way.

The work on my leftovers Fair Isle cardigan continues, although, at what seems like a slow pace.  Because I'm knitting all the pieces concurrently, it doesn't feel as though it's growing much, but I'm loving the way it is turning out.


I hadn't intended to join any crochet-alongs, I have enough to be getting on with at the moment, but I received a message on Ravelry inviting me to join in again with the Block-A-Month CAL for 2016, and I just couldn't refuse.

This year I'm going for a muted palette - last year's colour choices were bright and "in your face" - so for 2016 I've picked colours that are more unusual for me.

I'm using Stylecraft Special DK in cream, stone, pale rose, cloud blue, wisteria, silver and grey.

Here's this months' squares - firstly the main square, which is called Stars Aligned.


The filler square is called Larksfoot.


And the small square is called Circled Granny - as last year I have made four of these to make them up to a large square.




I'm very pleased with these squares - I'm sure the blanket will be lovely when it's finished - but that'll be months away.  For now, I'm back to some Fair Isle knitting.  Enjoy your crafting time.

18 comments:

  1. A great haul with those magazines, hours of pleasure. I have been so busy with family and the consequent clean up there really has been no times at all for crafting.

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    1. I hope you manage to find some time for crafting soon, Lorraine. I'm making the most of the time I have while I can.

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  2. What a fab gift to receive, you could lock yourself away for days xx

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    1. Thanks Joanne, I fully intend to indulge myself with these magazines.

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  3. love these magazines! great gift! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Your fair isle looks beautiful!! I love all of the different colours. Enjoy your new CAL and your magazines, lots of crafty inspiration! xx

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  5. These squares look lovely! The soft colours work well too. Although, I do absolutely love your bright colourful blanket from last year - gorgeous! Nice to do something different, though, and you've picked pretty colours. Looking forward to seeing it grow!

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  6. Your knitting and crochet are both just so beautiful. I feel you are going to need many cups of tea and a cozy blanket to curl up under to look at all of those wonderful magazines.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. You are lucky indeed with all those magazines, that will keep you out of trouble for a while;) And wow, wow, wow to the fairisle cardigan. what great colour choices and it looks so neat. Bet the back is too. Just wonderful

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    1. Thank you, you are very kind.

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    2. I speak as I find. Just had to pop back to look at it again. Just love it

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  8. I love the squaes Janet I still haven't made up my mind yet about joining in any CAL but I need to make boy blankets this year and all of those squares would look good in boy colors. I love craft magazines I never throw mine away and can spend ages looking through them even though Ive seen them countless times. Have a great weekend. :) xx

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    1. You're right, Linda, no matter how,many times you look through a craft magazine, you always see something new to get you thinking. Good luck with the boy blankets. Have a good weekend.

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  9. Those Mollie Makes will keep you busy for a while. I was given a few a while ago, and they were jam packed with great ideas.

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    1. Yes, Ginny, I think I'll need several readings of the magazine in order to absorb all the inspiration.

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