blanket love

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Today is yet another day of wet wet wet and storms, which has been on the weather menu here in the UK for weeks now…it’s getting really REALLY boring now and we are all fed up.

There isn’t much one can do on days like this. Far too awful to go for a walk, and even Max sticks his nose out of the back door and makes a U-turn to go back to his cosy bed by the radiator. Trust me…you wouldn’t sent your worst enemy out in this!!!

Thank goodness for blanket’s…

…we have a few in our house…

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afghan knit along blanket 2012

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there are also not quite finished options…

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‘homely blanket’ crochet along 2013

…and just started options…

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You may recall that I have promised not to purchase any yarn this year (sigh!), but will try and use up as much of my stash as I can during the coming month’s. Apart from the Afghan knit along blanket (photo above) a couple of years ago, I have never had the patience to knit a blanket, so I thought no better way to use up a lot of odd balls of yarn.

I rummaged in my stash and pulled out all the single DK yarn balls I could find (amazing what you find when having a clear out). I also remembered a bag of 10 balls of Rowan baby merino silk in a beautiful jeans blue colour which compliments all the other shades perfectly.

Simple garter stitch is perfect for this and so far I am really pleased with the way it’s going. This is also the most perfect Olympic Games TV watching project ever…I keep you posted with photo updates during the making process.

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right now I think I go back and snuggle under this one with a nice cup of tea…

…maybe you should go and find a blanket and do the same…

Enjoy! x