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Lily Pad?

At the end of last summer, I was lucky enough to have a new workroom built in my back garden.  I had lots of crafty supplies that were just gathering dust in boxes, so this was a great chance to get them out and play.

I’m going to use the blog mainly as a reminder for myself of the things I achieve from my new hideaway.

 

 

And now for something completely different. Daughter #2 wanted a blanket after seeing her sister’s. She chose a super chunky yarn. I’ve never used this before, so it’s a strange experience because it builds up really quickly. Still deciding whether I like it.

I’ve wanted to use the waffle stitch for some time now. When my daughter complained about feeling cold in her living room, it was the ideal opportunity to get hooking again. I used a wave stitch around the edge because I didn’t want something which would be overpowered by the dense texture of the waffle. Pretty happy with the results :)

Lily Pond Blanket

I wanted to take up crochet again.  My grandmother taught me the craft when I was a child, but I hadn’t done any for a long while.  I searched the Internet for inspiration and came across Janie Crow’s website.  She is a designer who produces a CAL (Crochet Along) every year.  Kits are available from her website, so you don’t even have to go out and find the specific yarns.

I purchased the kit in 2015, but due to a house move, never got round to making the blanket.  The arrival of the Lily Pad seemed a great opportunity to finally make up the kit.  It was hugely satisfying to create and I get a great sense of achievement from making the blanket.  So much so that I went back and bought her next CAL kit.  The picture doesn’t do the colours credit, but you get the general idea 🙂