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28 May 13

It’s been almost an entire year since I last blogged! Whoops!

I’d like to say I’m back for good and vow to update more regularly, but let’s face it, I’ve never kept that promise before and I’m not sure how likely I am to this time around! I shall try my best though, Scouts Honour… though it may mean that I’m incredibly lazy and use mostly photos from my Instagram feed – Sorry!

So, since I was last here there’s been a few things happening – mostly working, knitting, crochet, sewing, moving house more times than I’d like to admit, oh and everyone is having babies (not me, of course!) and who doesnt love an excuse to buy more wool and make more stuff?!

Before I bombard you with the things I’ve made in the last year, I though a catch up on what I was working on in my last post might be a good place to start…

First up, in my last post I’d only just learned how to crochet a granny square! I’ve been pretty busy with the old crochet ever since and have become pretty hooked (see what I did there? ay?) but not before I finished off the granny square blanket. My 3 blue squares turned into a pile of coloured squares…

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Which then became a blanket… after what felt like months of sewing ends in… it wasnt really months – in actual fact it only took me maybe 4 weeks to do the whole blanket, squeezing in a few granny squares whenever I could… I even discovered I could crochet on my walk to the tube with my yarn in my bag. Probably shouldn’t admit to that.

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After the Hexipuff saga I’d moved onto a quilt using the English Paper Piercing method – now I was under no illusion that this would be complete in 3 or 4 weeks, but I’ve made a fair bit of progress, picking up new fabrics every couple of months and doing swaps with friends who are also making blankets – so it’s grown a fair bit, though I’m still holding off actually sewing them together, so they’re all neatly stacked in the tins I’ve been buying obsessively from Marksies…

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I do get them out to play with every now and then to play with and see how much progress I’m making. I made the hexagons rather small so it’s going to take quite a lot as I’m aiming to make something that will cover a double bed (yikes!) but I’m making 3 hexagons from each fabric I have so it’s going a little further!

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I have a whole tonne of other stuff I’ve done in the last year which I’m aiming to blog over the next few weeks to help me get back into the swing of things. So keep coming back, and give me some verbal abuse when I haven’t updated for a week or so…