Catching Up

It feels like so long since I wrote a proper post about something I've made, with photos. Even though I still read blogs all the time, it seems that it's getting harder to do any blogging of my own. No apologies, that's just life sometimes, and it's been a bit of a rocky few months. But I do feel sad about it because I used to love blogging as a way to feel part of the online sewing community. Now, I do most of my interaction via Instagram, and having a blog is no longer necessary to participate in the community online. 
I have got a few items of clothing to share in later posts but I'll start off with a super simple, stash busting crochet project. I brought together a rainbow of DK wool oddments from old projects and have been making a giant granny square. I used the basic Granny Square Blanket pattern by Sarah Hearn, and crochet each colour until it runs out, whether that's at the end of a round or not.

My crochet skills are really basic but I love how easy this project has been. It's been interesting watching how the colours seem to change in tone as new colours are added to the blanket. When I added the turquoise it seemed so jarring against the reds and yellows, but now it seems absolutely fine.

I've just finished adding the multi-toned blue wool and have decided to continue the blanket by adding to two ends so that it becomes more rectangular than square, as this is a far more useful shape. I have a multitude of blankets that are in stupid sizes already. Next comes a darker blue, then I have a wee bit of purple but I'm planning to buy some purple and then a neutral black or grey to finish off both ends. 
 
It often seems the way that a 'stash busting' project results in having to buy more supplies, but at least I have made a useful project from a whole lot of odds and ends.

K x

14 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way - I haven't blogged for almost 2 years! Having two kids and life got in the way. I still like reading other blogs but don't think I'll be updating my blog anytime soon... Liking your blanket wip!

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    1. Cheers Sabs - yes really hard to get any time to think about blogging!

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  2. Life does often get in the way of blogging. Love your blanket the colours work really well.xx

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    1. Thanks, I'm very pleased with it x

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  3. Hello! No worries, I am in exactly the same position blogging wise so know just how you are feeling. I am barely keeping up with everyone's posts and I really, really miss it. No time for sewing either. I LOVE your blanket. The colours look amazing together and it has such a lovely retro feel to it. Hope that things are great for you. Xx

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    1. That's rubbish you don't even have time for sewing!Hope you get some time to yourself soon x

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  4. Hello. Sorry to hear you've been having a rocky few months, I hope things settle down soon. I still love reading blogs, and enjoy posting, just don't do it as often as I'd like. I love your crochet blankets, the colours all look great together! X

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    1. Thanks Kathryn :) You've been blogging much more than me recently, am hoping to make time to get a batch of stuff photographed though, as I have written up the posts but need the photos!

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  5. Love this bright blanket. I started a corchet blanket before B was born, which is still sitting in a bag somewhere - I need to get on with it!

    Sorry to hear that the past few months have been rocky - hopefully things will be better going forward. I finally gave up on my blog - I do miss it though, but instagram seems to suit me better :) x

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  6. Thanks Shivani x I miss your blog! But it's so much easier and more straightforward to use Instagram isn't it?

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  7. I know what you mean, I think social media and in particular Instagram has meant many people doing more manageable 'micro-blogging' on there. I do miss blogging but not enough to get my bum in gear often enough to actually do any. Your crochet skills look excellent and you're right, the blanket looks like a Rothko!

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    1. Thanks Lucy. It's getting photos that seems to be the main problem for me - especially hard in the winter!

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  8. It's so difficult to try and get good photos over the winter! Love your blanket, good luck with the rest of it.

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    1. Yes, absolutely, hard to get the light for photos and also my house currently has so few options for decent plain backgrounds too

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