However, this is the biggest and best news of the week: my blue granny square blanket is finished!
When I decided to use up all my left overs I wasn't totally convinced these colours would work together, but they really did! I did have to purchase some additional yarn, but I am happy to say I used up most of it. I was able to use up quite a bit in the border:
(I did not block this so that's why everything is so wonky looking)
One of the reasons I am so pleased with it is the fact I finished it so quickly: ten weeks! I wish all of my blankets could grow so quickly. It's quite heavy, so definitely great for snuggling under. Once the cold weather settles in we will be all set.
Granny squares can be a little tedious when you have to make so many, so I did a bit of 'in between' crocheting to have a break. These cheery new dish cloths and scrubbers were quick and much appreciated little diversions.
I mentioned about a new craft, and I also mentioned about getting things from the woods. I have been foraging for downed branches that I can cut up and make into ornaments. I bought myself a wood burning tool and today tried out something new:
I think I'm hooked! I have learned a few things about wood burning on different kinds of wood, and now I am able to tell the fakes from the authentic ones on Pinterest. This weekend I will cut out the rest of my wood and have lots more canvases to play on.
Thank you for visiting and your lovely emails. I really appreciate the time you take to visit me.
Next time I hope to have some finished Christmas gifts to show and a bit of cross stitch too.