Firstly let me say a BIG thank you for all you vintage granny love...you are so kind :0)
I must say I'm totally in love with that blanket...every time I catch a glimpse of it on the back of the chair I have to smile.
As I'm sure you are well aware crocheting and blogging , not to mention reading lots of lovely blogs can become a rather time consuming pastime.Other day to day jobs ...like the housework ...can tend to slide!
Inspired by Lucy I've been making an effort to tackle some of the clutter and dust that has magically appeared in our home.
Instead of an hour a day (not practical as I'm at work for 3 days a week) I've been spending the whole day , Friday, tackling a specific room. I've worked wonders in the boys bedrooms the last couple of Fridays. Tons of stuff has been donated or binned . My hoover has been working overtime and the boys have been impressed with the results.
This week I had written "dining room" on my calendar. This is a high clutter area as it doubles as a craft space for both the boys and myself.
Things did not go to plan .Sorting through my wips I became rather distracted. I discovered long forgotten experiments and began day dreaming :0)
One thing I did finish was my rag rug...well I just finished off the last ball of t.shirt yarn I had and tucked in the ends. Ta-dah....
This was going to be a lot bigger but it had started to curl up a bit a so I've decided it's a good size to go in front of my sink.One less ufo :0)
Another distraction came when the postman delivered some yarn I had ordered earlier this week .....
Ummm yummy style craft special DK.
I ordered ...top row L-R fondant, turquoise,lipstick. Bottom row L-R pomegranate,plum,meadow and lavender.
I haven't ordered pomegranate or fondant before and I was pleased with my choice. Ordering yarn on line can be a bit of a mine field don't you think ? The colours on your monitor can be very misleading . Style craft does have some rather garish colours as I found out when I ordered bright green earlier this year...
I have quite a collection of stylecraft colours nowadays .It's very soft and lovely to work with so it has quickly become a favourite of mine .
I'm pretty bad at keeping the bands from the balls of yarn so remembering which colours are which to re order is tricky.
I liked Sarah's method of stapling a sample of yarn to the band (see bottom of this post ) but then I thought of attaching all the colors to one piece of card...like I used to do with the embroidery threads in my cross stitch days. This is what I ended up with....
I love it :0) Now I should be able to tell you lovelies which colours I've used with confidence and re ordering on line should be a doddle , that's the plan anyway ........
As you can see I was having a nice time playing with yarn and taking photos rather than tidying up !! ...
Right, must go and do some more jobs now . I just want to tell you lovelies I've decided to a tutorial on how I do granny squares as quite a few of you commented that your squares become twisted as you progress. I've taken the photos ... now I just need to find time to add the words !!
Have a great weekend