A yarny diversion: this way please!

I’ve hit a temporary diversion – I’ve run out of several colours for the ripple blanket.  My tension must be looser than hers.

I’ve been to our local yarn shop but they don’t have most of the colours I need, so nothing for it but to order online.  And wait for it to arrive.  It’s a Bank Holiday weekend, so I won’t get the yarn for at least a week now.

What to do?

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Yes, I know I could sew in all those ends.

But how about a bit of displacement activity first?

At April’s drop-in crochet session the woman I sat next to kindly showed me how to make a granny square.

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So to practice a bit, and to put off dealing with the ends, I’ve used up some bits and bobs of yarn to make these –

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– one little swatch of each colour from the blanket

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to play around with when I’m planning the next one.  And the one after that.  Daughter-in-law and daughter-out-law are keen to have one (or maybe they’re both too polite to refuse ha ha!)

And I couldn’t resist buying a few more colours while I was in the shop.  Well, you couldn’t could you.

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But I’m keeping it quiet – Malcolm already thinks I’m kurazey about this crochet stuff.

That’s what big baskets are for: they hide a multitude of sins (and yarn).

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Oops, that gave the game away!

 

 

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About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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