Friday 5 January 2018

A Great Start to the New Year.

Or should I say finish!

this was supposed to be my winter project but it's finished already...  

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I know all things granny are fun but I have to say I think that this particular square is my absolute favourite to make, that's why I managed to finish the blanket so quickly. Starting off with an easy circle and then squaring it off is very satisfying indeed.

I began this blankets journey here and at this point I realised that I wouldn't have enough  grey but with your encouragement I added in the cream and I think it looks great don't you? Find the circle in a square pattern here

A very satisfying stash-bust, the blanket used 1,237 grams of yarn and it will fit a single bed..

This will be the first item to place into a box to be sent to Operation Orphan, I wonder how long it will take to fill the box.😉

A big thank you for staying with me even though I've been noticeably absent of late and for all the lovely comments I received throughout 2017.  It was a very difficult year for me and although I am settling into my lovely new home, I received yet another set back regarding my old house just before Christmas, my fourth lot of buyers had to pull out because of problems with their own house sale. I have taken the house off the market because I need a break from the stress of it all. I will put it back on in a few weeks and hopefully 2018 will be a better year for me.😊

Thank you for the lovely comments about my header, it's a Church situated not too far from where I live and the photograph was taken by my brother he takes amazing photo's.

I hope your first weekend of the New Year is a good one, what will you all be up to? I'm going to sort my stash so wish me luck! see you soon. 


  1. Lovely blanket, lovely header !
    Have a cozy weekend !

  2. What a lovely blanket, well done!!

  3. What a super pretty blanket, Linda! Great job. Wishing you a wonderful 2018, with lots of luck, health, peace, fun and uncountable hours for knitting and crochet ♥
    Hugs, Nata

  4. The blanket is just gorgeous and I have just commented to my daughter what a lovely photograph you have used for your header. I do hope 2018 is kind to you and that when you decide to put the house back on the marker things will go much more smoothly. X

  5. Sort out your stash, well that will be a nice weekend I think!
    Hopefully you'll find enough yarn to make some more lovely items for Operation Orphan, this blanket is a beautiful start to fill the box!
    I wish you a good 2018, hopefully you'll sell your old house soon!
    Love, Anja

  6. Lovely blanket Linda! Your header is beautiful, I noticed it last time but didn't comment on it.

  7. Pretty blanket Linda!♥
    I like the lovely blocks on the bed.

  8. Hello Linda,
    what a lovely blanket. Would you mind sharing it at the new granny-inspired link-up party I've just started? I would be very happy if you did!
    All the best for 2018 - it's going to be a great year!
    Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne

  9. Good evening Linda, you must work at an amazing speed to have finished this pretty quilt so quickly. It's so lovely.
    I am sorry to hear that the sale of your house has fallen through, it must be so frustrating for you. I have to say selling and buying houses is such a stressful thing.I do hope you manage to sell it soon.
    I do love your header, it is a lovely church.
    Enjoy your evening.
    Best Wishes

  10. Nice blanket, I think it has come up well with the cream blocks in between! Oh I wish you well with your house sale - we have had our house on the market here since Nov 2016 and already have the new house purchased sitting waiting for us ( 2 days drive away) - so 2 morgages until this one sells - hopefully we both sell over January

  11. Hi Linda,I absolutely Love Your Blog,you are very talented.I am making a blanket in Bobble Stitch for Twin Girls,they are just a year old.I am a Crochet Addict,especially blankets.I have read some of your posts about your House Move etc.I Sincerely do hope,you sell your House successfully in the near future.Most of us will have been through the stress of moving house,but your experience is not nice.Hugs xx

  12. Forgot to say,lol,I love this blanket so pretty,very interested in that pattern too.x

  13. Dear Linda,
    thank you for participating at the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party! I hope you've enjoyed joining in and I hope to see you again next time!
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    P.S.: I love that churchyard picture too

  14. Lovely blanket , Linda! The header picture is beautiful. Happy new year:)
    Hope that 2018 will get you the right buyer. Sometimes the wait is for better deal.

  15. What a lovely blanket and for such a great cause. I hope you manage to sell your house soon, they do say that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do so the added problems with buyers dropping out can't be much fun at all.

  16. So sorry to hear about the house sale falling through. I love your balnket Linda and hope all goes very well for you in 2018!

  17. I have to add my name to the list of people who love your blog header. It's so peaceful and beautiful. I think I have crocheted that same circle/square pattern. I agree it is easy and looks really special when finished. Sorry to hear about your house woes. The only good thing is that it didn't stop you moving to your new one. Wishing you lots of luck in 2018.

  18. Love your blanket! And it is lovely to have you blogging again Linda :) Hope 2018 brings you joy and happiness. M

  19. Your blanket came out beautiful Linda. I love the colors of it. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

  20. The blanket does look beautiful Linda and will be well received. I've been vacant from most social media lately, not sure why, but 2017 was a stressful year from me as well, and I'm not anxious to blog or even go on IG just yet. I happened to see you on Ravelry this afternon while searching for baby blanket ideas, and thought I'd stop in and say hello to my dear friend ;) Sorry to hear about the troubles continuing with the house. Hopefully that will be finished with soon. Happy New Year's hugs to you!
    Wendy xox

  21. Thanks so much for joining in my new party. Your blanket is beautiful, and makes me a bit envious of you crochetters whom seem able to just knock out a blanket.


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