:: Hello you lovely people::
I am sorry I have not been very attentive of late have I? I just don't know where time goes! Life has been so full (I suppose that's how a domestic goddess would put it but I am a mere mortal and have found it a little overwhelming in a "shall I shove a broom up my bum and I could sweep the floor as I go?" kinda way) since coming back from our holibobs that I haven't sat down and kept you all up to date with the goings on. I am sorry and thank you for sticking by me you are such a lovely bunch. I will try to get back to posting on a weekly basis soon.
I have had a lovely response for the Giveaway.There is still time to enter if you wish. Just leave me a comment on the Giveaway post and I will add you to the draw which will take place on 1st October and remember if you give me a shout out on your blog you get another chance to win.
So what have I been up to? Well apart from running around The Cotswolds with the Tickety-boo tribe in tow, going to Marshall Arts, Ballet classes, extra Ballet classes for exams, drama club, football, rugby and street dance not too much really!!!
I have somehow started another blanket! It's the fault of the lovely Ravelry member Owlcrazi. I blame her totally for playing to my weakness for all things yarny. She posted her finished Butterfly Garden Blanket and I thought "ooooo that's pretty" and then "ooo I could have a go at one of those squares with all my left over Stylecraft"
so the beast was unleashed the pretty blanket began ;)
It's a free pattern by Chris Simon. for non-Ravelry members (I strongly suggest you become one you don't know what you are missing!) here's a linkie to the blog it's posted on.
The squares are larger than the granny squares I have made in the past but I think that's what I quite like about them. Biggest littlie has already nailed her colour to the mast declaring "I hope that's for me!" so I can see this being a stash increaser rather than a stash buster as it started out!!
I am soooooo enjoying this pattern. it's easily remembered after a couple of squares which makes for "
Mum can you put down your crochet/knitting and help me with my homework?" or sit for an hour outside ballet school in the car with grumping kids waiting for their sibling a good multi-tasking project.
I am thinking a green or turquoise border around the squares to join them and a nice red or green (depending on the joining colour) picot edge around that.
Anyhoo I want to leave you with this gorgeous song from one of my favourite people on this planet!
It has been stuck in my head all week.
The man is a genius and his talent knows no bounds. I hope you enjoy it as much as me. Just click on this link.
Oh but a word of warning if you watch this and like it and then think in a totally YouTubetastic binge that you would like to see more of Tim's work, some but not all of his songs are not for the easily offended or to be listened to when little ears are around.
Have a lovely week one and all!