My blog has moved to Knittwittowo.com

Hey there! My blog has moved to an exciting new website knittwittowo.com πŸ™‚

I have thought about having my own website for a while, 7 years actually, an old journal entry from 2010 proves it! It made me sad that for so long I have thought about owning the website name and decided to take the leap. I no longer want to hold back on what I want, so I am diving in. I plan to share my knitting, crochet, drawing and bullet journalling, so please do follow me there.

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Sunbursts

I was reading Crochet Saved my Life (well I think that is where I read it) and this book suggested that using colourful yarn can boost your mood, so I though why not I will see if this works! So I bought a whole lot of Women’s Institute yarn from Hobbycraft because I think it has the nicest colour palette.

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I love granny squares but I knew that I wanted to try something new, and I spotted a beautiful square called Sunburst and followed a pattern by Nittybits. The pattern is very easy to follow and I just love sunbursts ! Very addicted !

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I started off by making one up fully and then I made a few of each colour in round round.

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Once I had done round one, I moved on to round two. Just look at the colours! I just love looking at them in my plarn basket πŸ™‚

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I now have almost completed round three of all my sunbursts and will have 21 of each outer colour. I will do another post soon once I have all of them done! But for now just look at my pile of sunbursts at round two below and imagine how long it took me to get that far!

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Other crochet blanket

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Over the past three months I have been working on two blankets at the same time. This is the smaller of the two, please look at my previous blog post for photos of my larger blanketΒ . I do not intend on making this one quite as big as the other blanket – it is the perfect size to keep my legs warm when I am working at a desk or on the sofa.

The photo above is from about a month ago. I have since enlarged it a little bit, scroll down to see.

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The photo below is what it looks like at the moment, it a good size so I might just finish it with a border after christmas.

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Granny squares in my dreams

For the past three months, I have been doing nothing but making granny squares, not that I am complaining! I love making granny squares, it has become so automatic to me now that I can sit watching documentaries for hours crocheting away.

I started wanting to make a blanket the size of my single bed but now I am so addicted that I want to make it the size of a double bed! So far I have made 42Β squares πŸ™‚Β (6 X 7 ) Β and I have calculated that I will need about another 18 yay

Please scroll down to look at my beautiful blanket πŸ™‚

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Above – My granny squares at the very beginning of my project πŸ™‚

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Above – Piles of granny squares to be joined πŸ™‚
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Joined !!

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All folded up and beautiful πŸ™‚

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Granny square blanket

I really need to sleep but I thought I would give you a little teaser of what you will find on my facebook page πŸ™‚

 

I took this photo today with instagram. You can have a look at my photos on webstagram if you wish.

I hope to make it wider and perhaps longer… I am seriously running out of wool and the whole point of this blanket was to use up random balls of wool with no purpose, so buying more doesn’t make sense. BUT I know it would look nicer somewhat larger.

In the past I bought one ball of wool of one colour, why? I have no idea. Perhaps I thought I would make more toys that don’t require much yarn, but alas no I did not make many more toys. So I was left with lots of sad lonely yarn.

Now it’s happier with all these other colours.

I will keep you updated on the progress!

xxx lots of knits and purls xxx