WIP: Crocheted blanket

Crocheted Blanket

This blanket has been a WIP for over a year now. I only work on it every now and then, making a square here and there. I am absolutely loving how it is coming together, even if I’m only at 11 squares.

Pattern: Block 189 (Willow) from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans. I’ve adapted the pattern slightly, using double crochet wherever the pattern asks for a treble, and using single crochets for doubles. Initially this was a mistake, because who needs to read a pattern, but after a few squares I decided to stick with it.

Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool in colours 8010 (Natural)  and 9734 (Coral). I have two skeins of each and I hope that will give me a decent sized throw. After 11 squares, I’ve used about 210 grams of the natural, so I can probably get a total of 26 squares out of it, which is a rubbish number. It’s probably going to be 24, but if I’m lucky I might get to 28 or even 30 squares.

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Spices


I’m not a very tidy person, but organising is one of my favourite things. This morning I helped my boyfriend tackle his expanding collection of spices & herbs. (He filled, I wrote labels  – the best possible arrangement). A few jars, labels and a pen was all we needed to go from messy, half-open bags to a lovely row of filled jars. Unfortunately they’re still stuck in a cupboard for now. Once the kitchen shelf is installed, they will be out for everyone to see.