Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Yarn Along and Winter Project Link Party

Now that I have sent off my charity boxes I have been able to get back to some the unfinished projects I have lying around. 

The Crochet Alongs I've been following have been sadly neglected but although I'm behind with the Greg CAL it's not by much.  The CAL has finished already and there are lots of beautiful finished Gregs about but it's going to be a while before I can show you my completed blanket.





We had to make four of Bob the big brother, the pattern was released in four parts, I have managed to finish two of them and have only a couple of rounds left on the other two.  Then he will have to  be joined with his four brothers Tom, Joe Tim and Ian, I have done a little joining already but there's still quite a bit to do before I can add the border which thankfully is just two rows.


I have enjoyed following this CAL, the patterns are all really well written and Shelly has been a fantastic host, my aim at the moment is to complete all the crocheting and blocking, then join it all up after Christmas but if I have a bit of extra time you never know I might get it done before then.

I have other things I am trying to get finished in time for Christmas and everything else has been put aside so that they have priority. One of which is the Moogly blanket which I would love to finish in time for my daughter for Christmas, I still have three blocks to make! I always seem to be setting myself impossible targets if only there was more time, I'm always determined to be more organised at Christmas time but it never happens.

I even managed a trip to the library the other day, it's ages since I have been to my local library and it's just a few minutes walk away..



as usual I was pushed for time and went to the 'quick choice' stand, picked this one up read the back liked the sound of the story borrowed it and came straight out, I think that that's been my fastest library visit ever.  I have only read the first few chapters but it's an interesting read so far, a bit of a mystery, a handsome rugged guy and an old mansion filled with old books what more could you ask for. :)

Joining in with....

  Ginny's Yarn along
Jennifer's Winter Project Link Party,
Stash Buster Link Party
Lunamon Design
Link and Share Wednesday
Cooking and Crafting with J&J





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21 comments:

  1. I've just had a look at the book online. It looks like a great read for cold evenings.

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  2. Your blanket is looking amazing Linda! Love that rich burgundy colour. I like the line "if I have a bit of extra time" ... ha ha ha ... are't you funny ;) As a crafter you are not allowed any extra time my dear. I think I've finished my obligatory makes, but now I'm contemplating the things I never finished LAST Christmas and foolishly wonder if I can make them up this year. I doubt any of it will happen, but I can dream. Good luck with all your creations. I visit the library with little ones, and have yet to even visit the adult section. Good for you for grabbing a book in such short order.
    Wendy x

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  3. I WILL learn how to crochet in 2015, I WILL!!

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  4. One of my resolutions for 2015 was to participate in the Moogly CAL afghan. HA. I did about 3 squares and never went back. Your colors are so beautiful though! You have to finish it! :)

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  5. I love all of your pretty squares you made Linda! Hope you are having a nice week!

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  6. These squares are so perfect!!! Lovely colors!

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  7. Hi Linda, love the squares and the colours you have used:) What hook and yarn size do you usually use for blankets ? Do you line them as well?
    Nice to see you getting back to reading. I have taken a challenge on goodreads for reading 24 books in2015 but only 12 are done so far. Better than not reading anything.

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    1. Thank you Preeti, the blankets I have been making this year have all been made using my Aran stash or worsted weight yarn and I have used a 5.50 mm hook. Up until now most of my blankets have been Dk with a 4mm or 4.50 hook but I must say the Aran is lovely to work with and gives you a thick warm luxurious blanket definitely what you need for our freezing cold winters here in the North of England. I am working like mad to try and get two finished for my daughter and DIL they love having a blanket wrapped round them when sitting on the settee. The only time I have to read is when I go to bed at night and then I'm usually too tired to read much. :) xx

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  8. Your squares are looking good. Did you follow a colour choice set in the CAL or did you choose your own colours? They look so lovely together. It's such a busy time of year but one where we want to get on with the things we're working on too, especially if they're to be gifts. I do wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.

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    1. I used my own colours Jo, I had them in my stash already but I think I may have to buy more cream to finish it off. The blanket in the CAL is in one colour and looks fabulous but I didn't have enough yarn to make it in one colour. :)

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  9. Gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anna

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  10. The colours in Greg are gorgeous. The blanket will look splendid when it's all joined together - something to look forward to in the New Year.

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  11. I so love the colors you have chosen for the blankets. Lovely!!!!!

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  12. Wow, you have been very busy crafting away!! xx

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  13. The colors your chose are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

    Linda

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  14. Hi Linda, thanks for joining in with my link party! Those squares are so pretty. I just love the color combination! It reminds me of raspberry-swirl ice cream. I hope you have a good weekend!

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  15. What a stunning blanket and pattern! It will be gorgeous when it's finished. I don't know how you get so much done! :)

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  16. Gorgeous! Thanks a lot for posting it on my link party today.
    All the best, Annemarie

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  17. Looks like you have been very busy my friend. Love all that you have made.
    Meredith

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  18. Linda the squares are looking wonderful and I love your colour choices. Wow. Library! I've forgotten what one is much to my Shane. Reading has taken a step back whilst crafting is at the forefront. Hoping to rectify this over Christmas

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  19. So great looking! I always love the colors/patterns you pick. I neeeeeeeeeeed to learn this in 2016!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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