the ‘homely blanket’ quest – last square

dear diary, We have come to the end of our ‘homely blanket’ crochet along, well almost. Today I give you the last square, number 35 to do, and then all you have to do is crochet all of the squares together. So far I have crochet about half of my…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 34

dear diary, It’s the third Advent weekend and time for the second last square of the ‘homely blanket’ quest. Only one more square to go…almost impossible to believe I know, and then comes the dreaded sewing up. I thought we stay with the festive theme for this week’s square. I…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 33

dear diary, Happy second Advent! I hope you are all beginning to feel a little festive and are enjoying some special ‘me’ time with your crochet or knitting? I am trying to finish my last handmade present for a dear friend, as well as some translation work that pays the…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 32

dear diary, Today is the first Advent Sunday which means great excitement in my house, as boxes laden with decorations are coming down from the attic, and ‘my girl’ and I will be decorating our house. Having lived in the Uk for more than 25 years I have never stopped…

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the ‘homely blanket’ quest – square 31

dear diary, Another textured stitch this week, one of my favourites, as it is so versatile in it’s usage. Not only is this a very decorative stitch, but it is also totally reversible and especially interesting when worked in two or more colours. I am calling it Oyster Shell Stitch……

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