Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Happy and Productive

Hello Everybody, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I had a wonderful Easter break with both of my daughters coming home to visit.

We visited grandparents, had a lovely meal out, baked brownies and made an apple crumble.

We visited the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery and we watched the recent film Suffragette.

We had a night out at the pub and ate lots of chocolate.

And my lovely girls took me out for a feast of cakes at one of our local cafes.  All in all an absolutely perfect weekend, why did it have to end so soon?

And obviously there was plenty of knitting done.  Over the past week, since finishing Eve's cardigan, I've managed to make excellent progress on other WIPs that were lying around.

First of all, here's a picture of me and Eve in our twin cardigans.

Eve was delighted to receive her own version and wore it most of the weekend.

I completed the grey version of my Olivia cardigan pattern and wore it most of the weekend!

The yarn was recycled from this cardigan which I never wore.  You can see details of the project on my Ravelry page, here.

I also completed my socks for March.  I used a plain coloured sock yarn for a change because I wanted to knit a lacy pattern and felt that self striping sock yarn wouldn't show the pattern up properly.

The pattern for these socks is the Petunia Dursley Double Eyelet Socks by Erica Lueder, a free pattern on Ravelry, and it's so pretty.  I'm entering these in a Harry Potter KAL that's currently running on Ravelry.  Details of my project are here.

I have also caught up with the Block-a-Month Crochet along that I'm following.  Here are my March squares.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips Square

Starburst Square

Tears from Heaven Squares

I now have the equivalent of 8 large squares in total.  The plan is to make 16 squares for a medium sized lap blanket.

All this activity has meant a significant reduction in my stash.  I'm looking forward to totalling it up at the end of the month.  I also managed to off-load over 500g of acrylic DK yarn to Grace for her ripple blanket - although this felt a bit like cheating, but if it gets my stash totals down I shouldn't complain.

I've still got a few other WIPs lurking around but I think I can treat myself this week and cast on a few new ones.

Wow, uploading a blog post and sorting the photos always seems to take more time than you think - as least I'm up to date now.

Enjoy your week and I hope it's a good one.


  1. Janet, don't your beautiful daughters look like you. Wonderful to have them home and append some quality time with them. Suffragette is on my list of films to watch. Take care.

    1. Thank you Lorraine. Suffragette was a great film, I would definitely recommend it.

  2. Your weekend sounds lovely Janet I'm glad you had a good one with lots of yummy goodies to eat. Your daughter looks lovely in her cardigan and you look lovely in both of your's too, you have been busy! the squares are so pretty. Have a great week. :) xx

    1. Thank you Linda. There was probably too much yummy things to eat, but we spoilt ourselves anyway.

  3. A lovely family photo I'm glad you all had an enjoyable time xx

  4. You are all adorable, so glad you had a happy visit. Love you in your sweater, and with you and Grace in your twin sweaters.
    As long as yarn is going to a good home you should be happy to let it fly from your stash.

    1. Thank you Meredith. I certainly feel lighter for letting go of some of the stash, and it's gone to a good home.


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