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Tuesday’s Tallies October 30, 2012

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Another week, another Tuesday…

And yes, I did miss last week – just not enough time right now. I’ve had subject review evening for my year 11 son, GCSE information evening for my year 9 daughter, as well as dinner with friends and a housewarming party to go to so it’s been a busy time for us.

Not that there has been no crafting in between times…

I’ve got as far as I can with my Square Swap blanket. I’ve bordered and joined all the squares I’ve received so far, and my own square is almost complete. I want to add that at the end though so hopefully the other squares will arrive and then the blanket will be complete. I’m so looking forward to that.

And the socks are ongoing… I’m halfway with my 2nd sock for the September SKA Mystery Sock, and I’ve knitted a pair of socks for my nephew’s birthday. Really cute – I love knitting little socks!

So photos…

Square Swap 2012 – the blanket to date…


little socks


Off now to see what everyone else is up to over at Gingerbread Girl’s blog.

Happy Tuesday xx



Sunday’s Song October 21, 2012

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‘Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun…’



Happy Sunday xx


Tuesday’s Tallies October 16, 2012

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Tuesday again! Time is marching on this month – it’s going so fast!

I still haven’t managed to add a square to my Square Swap Blanket every day, but I’ve almost joined three more. On the other hand, I have completed the doily. It’s blocking now!! And then it will be off to the post office.

As an aside, I really enjoyed listening to Richard Hawley’s album ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ while I was ironing this morning. I wondered if anyone else had heard it.

So photos…

Square Swap Blanket – it’s coming along!


Blocking the doily


I’m off now to check out the others taking part in Tuesday’s Tallies over at Gingerbread Girl.

Happy Tuesday xx



Sunday’s Song October 14, 2012

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Love this



Happy Sunday xx


Tuesday’s Tallies October 10, 2012

Don’t Tuesdays come round quickly! It definitely doesn’t feel like a whole week ago that I began with the Tallies once again.

And so on to progress made…

Not as much as I planned with the blanket as other projects took priority. I had to finish a teeny tiny pair of socks and a hat for my new nephew, and I started a crocheted doily for my cousin’s wedding anniversary. She got married when we were only 18 years old, and next week she has her silver wedding anniversary – that’s 25 years! Totally awesome. She lives far away from me now so I thought a doily would be the ideal gift to go in the post.

And photos…

Teeny tiny socks



Teeny tiny hat



The Anniversary Doily



The Square Swap Blanket – so far!



So, that’s it for me. I’m off now to Gingerbread Girl’s blog to check out all the others in Tuesday’s Tallies!


Happy Tuesday xx


eta – ok so thanks to technology it’s now Wednesday – ho hum! xx





Sunday’s Song October 7, 2012

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Heard Martin Fry interviewed on 6Music today – this is my favourite ABC track!



Happy Sunday xx


Tuesday’s Tallies – It’s been a while…! October 2, 2012

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Yes, it certainly has been a while since I last joined in with Tuesday’s Tallies. What can I say? I’ve been absent from Blogland, not posting or even commenting much. Sometimes life gets in the way! Exams, holidays, family – everything else has to take a back seat when priorities shift. But that’s not a bad thing either, and I’m now able to come back, fresh and raring to go.

So, what have I been up to in the meantime, in a crafting way, of course. Well, I’m totally hooked on socks just now. I joined a Ravelry group, Sock Knitters Anonymous, which has all sorts of sock related knitting challenges – mystery sock kals, designer knits, colour themes, etc. I’ve tried colour work, cables, 2 at a time – lots of new techniques and ideas. There’s also another group, 52 and 26 pair plunge, which aims to knit either 52 or 26 pairs of socks in a year so I signed up for that too. It may cure me of my current fad! Or not…! I’ll try to show you some photos soon.

With crochet, I still have a couple of WIPS on the go, surprise, surprise! My Square Swap blanket is now coming together. I’ve started to border each square, and join them as I go, in the order in which they arrived. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for a few, but I haven’t given up hope yet. My plan now is to border and join one square each day for my new Tuesday’s Tallies project.

Joining as I go!

And I’m really looking forward to catching up with everyone else over at Gingerbread Girl’s blog.

Happy Tuesday xx


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