Stashbusting and Flowers

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about finding a mini stash of textured squares and making a little doll’s blanket. As I offered to send it to a grandma for the grand-daughters’ dolls pram it was hinted that as there was more than one grand-daughter they might fight over one new thing – I hadn’t thought of that! So, I raided the stash again and came up with doll’s blanket No 2. Now there’s one each but they may squabble over who has what colour. Am not going to make any more and I am feeling pleased there’s a little (a smidgeon, very little) less in my stash.

On the same post I had started crocheting a new cotton/bamboo top. Since then it’s been ripped back twice and redesigned. It was supposed to just be 4 big squares joined at angles and with shoulder straps, like a floaty vest. Sometimes things aren’t simple, are they? I chose the wrong pattern as I don’t think I would actually have worn it finished, plus I struggled to understand the initial stitches (that’s just my mistake UK terms vs US terms). I am happy now with the current progress and have been sitting in the shade today (so hot out there, 30degrees+) hooking and planning to add a border. Will share more than this next time hopefully. This is just my ‘design area’ .

As I sit I can see a few geraniums. It’s not a pretty spot in my garden but they brighten up that space and I can’t get a good panoramic one of the rest of the garden, lawns, trees, etc today.

And talking of flowers I felt very lucky as yesterday a neighbour’s daughter gave me a lovely bouquet as a thank you for putting her in touch with someone who has offered her a job. She felt lucky but so did I, so nice to be thanked for doing a good turn. So amongst the stresses of Covid 19 there are nice things happening. I think it’s going to be a good week.

5 thoughts on “Stashbusting and Flowers

    quiteayarnblog said:
    June 26, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Very cute doll blanket, and how nice of you to make a second one so each child has one 🙂 Lovely geraniums and lovely thank you flowers. You have done your good deeds for the week for sure!

    handmadeknits said:
    June 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I’ve got itchy fingers as i haven’t knitted for a while, my day time has been taken up with garden maintenance and I am trying to stick to my plan of not starting another knitting project when I haven’t finished old ones! I’ve knitted two projects, one is a bit acid lime in colour, i have no idea what possessed me to buy it, but it’s summery i suppose. They both need edging and sewing up and I like to sit a the table to do it but I don’t have one at the moment as we are finally getting round to plastering and decorating our living room and the kitchen table is being used as a workstation. Or at least I thought I didn’t until I read your post and realised I could do it at the garden table! it’s not so hot in the North East of England, but warm enough!

      tinaor responded:
      June 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Glad I inspired you to work at a garden table – it’s lovely to be able to enjoy the outside whilst we can! Have fun finishing your knits.

    ReginaMary said:
    June 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    What a nice post. Filled with lots of good cheer!

    Olivia said:
    June 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Oh my, what a lovely turn of events! I have my deck planted with all those blue flower pots too in every size! So cheering.

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