Pink and white – Crochet ripple baby blanket

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Happy Easter Monday – I finished up the main item for a order whose baby is due in a few months.
I’m glad this is finished with now as i only have a few bits to make which are smaller and less time consuming.

I followed Attic’s 24 pattern which can be found here > free pattern

I used Aran weight yarn and a 5mm sized hook. As it’s a baby blanket the finished measurements were approx 28×30 inches.

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Thanks for reading and i hope you’ve all had a good one. xo

WIP Sunday LOL – oops

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Super late  WIP post but who makes the rules anyway? I’ve been majorly off schedule this week, as i mentioned previously i have a massive baby order. So i wanted to plan and count my yarn stash and work out what i need and make lists because why not? – I also went out Friday and had some drinks, surprisingly i wasn’t drunk even though i had about 7 bottles of cider. I don’t smoke anymore so going outside didn’t really happen, and my throat didn’t feel like crap the next day. I’m super glad i am not a smoker – I thought i would be really drunk because i don’t drink often. But i wasn’t in the mood and at about 11PM and my head was banging. I met up with my nan, who is my dads mum. I always get nervous meeting her as i never like to bring up the subject of my dad but she talks about him and i can’t stop that. We actually had a nice time, and my head the next day was fine. I felt tired as you do, but i did go bed late and had no sleep thanks to the cat!

I keep meaning to film my Kindle sleeve video, but round about Thursday i started to feel depressed and so i am concentrating on other things that will pull me of out of the deep end. IDK it might take me a week or so to get out of it, but i had a dream about a tornado and i knew that my mood was about to take a turn. Writing lots as well but today i am going to chill with my PS4 and become an Assassin for the day!

I did however finish Downton Abbey which i am sad about, but i have started a Ripple Blanket for the baby order. I got all my yarn this time from LoveCrochet.com and i got Paintbox Aran – Abit miffed that i am missing two balls from my order, so i can’t continue it now as i am almost out of the white so i will have to wait until it’s resolved.

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I also went on a bit of a book haul, Thursday was it or Wednesday? Can’t remember. Soup book is for my diet and the fairy book is specifically for my novel research, yup i won’t curse myself my telling you what i am writing incase my mind says nah its crap. The two Phillipa Gregory books are from the RSPCA charity shop, they have opened a RSPCA book store which is AMAZING – They had too many books and thought it would make sense to open a book shop. I mean two quid for these books that are brand new? Instead of 8? Plus i love the author, not as much as C.J Sansom though when it comes to historical fiction.

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I also started a baby cardigan, mum gave me some pink yarn and i ask for some more mushroom (stylecraft dk) as it’s really subtle. The order i am doing can you tell its for a girl? She wants pink girly shades. Which i don’t mind – It doesn’t look much like a cardigan yet but i have the other panel to do, two sleeves and then the collar then button holes. It’s actually a paid pattern by King cole – which i bought from a shop as it’s one of those booklet types and the pattern number is 3476 🙂

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That’s all for today! I will be mooching around later catching up, i can’t even cope with looking at my emails – i tend to delete unwanted stuff everyday but i haven’t bothered in WEEKS so i need to spend some time organising my emails. I have three email accounts, i only had two but the first one which i’ve had for ages just gets clogged with crap and so i use it for anything i have accounts with – Second one is gmail which is now my main one but i also made a third for my blog. IDK why LOL

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

Crochet tutorial | Heringbone HTR (Uk terms)

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Well i did it! I filmed my first tutorial, and then tomorrow i will follow up with the how to video for that kindle sleeve.
I re-filmed this so many times because i was nervous, and my set up wasn’t perfect! I may of had some trouble with the camera focusing and the background noise (white noise) from my mic. But that’s the first time i have filmed using my Bridge camera, so i need to get used to the settings. I mean, voice over is so much easier and better quality mic all around than the built in ones but hey ho i did it! I also thought it would make my how to video shorter if i did the tutorial on the stitch first.

So if you would like to watch my tutorial on how to do the Herringbone HTR then please watch – U.S terms is Herringbone HDC – If you see this written on patterns it will look like this > HHTR or HHDC 🙂

 

 

Feel free to check out this crochet terminology conversion, print it off or make a note somewhere for you to keep as this always comes in handy!

Source: http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/uk-us-crochet-stitches/

 

 

This tutorial is in prep for my kindle sleeve video, i am sorry it’s taken so long to film but i have been busy with a few other things. I haven’t had much time to make progress on my scarf lol!

I hope the video was okay! Thanks again take care xoxo

 

Blogger-versary | Give away (international)

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Happy Saturday folks, i am that behind on life this week i thought it was Friday and all my usual plans are out of the window. I need to film my kindle tutorial tomorrow, i don’t know what it is but its been so busy that this week has flown and now i am sad because it’s almost the end of January – Which makes me feel like the year is ALREADY going quickly. Might just be me though going into panic mode!

Okay, so the title says it all. On the 23rd of January, which is 3 days – BTW i was going to do this competition on the date but i can’t resist.
It will one one year since i embarked on this journey of blogging. Honestly, i never thought it would stick. Like crocheting, i expected myself to throw in the towel and i’d never be seen again.
But something about blogging, (which i tried before and i hated it) – This time round i’d feel kind of lost without it. Even thought i had my days when i was a goner, but we all do that right? Life gets in the way and when we plan it never sticks.

I wanted to say from the bottom of my heart thank you for making my blogging experience here at WordPress so enjoyable! I found lots of new blogs to read that satisfy all of my interests, and all sorts of people. Which still amazes me to this day, all these people me and you living on one planet. Craaaaazy!

So to celebrate my one year, i thought i would do a give away. Honestly if i had the money i would do amazing gifts and pick 5 people so this is going to be mega hard for me. I was hard choosing a winner when i gave away a hat in December.
I collected some items from a local store here in the UK and thought of things that might be cute but really helpful to all of you crafters, writers, bakers, mothers, planners. And mixed it in with the things i also like, or i try to make my blog about.

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I have bought something for you to plan/list in (the cat project book) Something to write with (pens) Something else to write in (exercise books) Something to read (the book) and i am working on something cute that i am crocheting, which will be a surprise and i won’t show 🙂

I know it’s not much but i just wanted to thank everyone who’s been so welcoming and nice. It isn’t easy starting a blog or fitting in a social media circle when so many of you have been around for a while and created relationships, but the community here are exactly what humans should be! So many of you get me and my personality, because trust me i didn’t want to show that for a while – Trying to get to know and interact more with writers as well and i will say i have come across some f*cking snobs recently, ones that didn’t even approve my comments on posts. But the good people outshine the nit wits.


Okay shall we move on? So how to enter:

Give away rules

 

– Must be over the age of 16 unless you have parental consent ( I would need proof – sorry but it’s only comfortable for me to make sure that people have safe experiences on the internet.)
Follow this blog
-Open to any country

Lastly – Comment on this post as to why you started to blog?
I’ll read through comments and i will pick my favourite story.
I shall post on here on Friday the 26th of January.

Share, spread the word – And take part!

 

Thanks again guys for making this such a fun happy place to be! I will post on instagram
at some point but do not enter on that platform.

I hope you all have a awesome weekend! I am cooling some beers for tonight, drunk crochet or drunk writing we will see 😀

(P.S – Here was my first ever blog post, just for some cringe reading :D)

C2C Crochet blanket | COMPLETE OH MY!

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Happy Sunday folks! Just a little update – I may of done one of my goals. Not my 18 but you know the generic small goals.
I FINISHED MY C2C BLANKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my, after 6 months of it being sitting alone. I can say 13 balls of King Cole drifter, its done. I only have two ends to weave in, the beginning and when i tied off but tbh i cba.

Here it is folks:

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I am never EVER making a blanket this big again, well maybe i will but seriously. C2C is so quick and fun but because i increased too much it was so tedious to get it done. Then once i started to do different projects, i really didn’t want to go back to it.
About 20 hours of work in the past few days (YES I SLEPT) but in total.
I can’t explain to you how soft this is because its a mixture of acrylic and cotton, its perfect.

Whats next for me? Well i have a ton of boxes with yarn in it and really wanted to use these two balls of 400g dark teal in aran to make something HOWEVER.
I may of ordered some Caron simply soft yarn, and i have already got an idea of what to make. Never used this yarn before and so excited because its AMERICAN. I am a little sad that the shades i wanted, which were blue – were out of stock so i went for this vintage pink. It will more than likely be a bedroom blankets pink/cream aren’t my living room colours.
I have jungle green, brown and grey so i hence why i wanted blues etc. But i might use that dark teal aran for a living room throw.

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ANYWAYS – my super professional mic came yesterday from Amazon. I am going to set it up and have a play, do some filming tomorrow.

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That’s it for now! WIP wednesday will be my next crochet post and hopefully by then i will of grasped this pattern i am doing. All i can say is crochet cables.

Hope everyone has had a awesome weekend, share your adventures! Lots of love xo