Something old (fashioned) & something new 


It’s amazing how much difference a good blocking makes isn’t it? From a scrunched up cobweb, to a flat loopy doily. I really liked the slow process of pinning it out onto a foam mat and spraying it too, it’s relaxing.

  
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And now something completely different; Celeste Young’s Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket (free on Ravelry.) It’s so enjoyable because of the novelty of trying a new pattern. Also, I have to say that although I really like the DMC Natura cotton, this Stylecraft feels so soft and comfortable on the hands. I’m going to offer this for sale and put the money towards the WordPress Premium fee.  To be honest I’m also running out of things I, family and friends need now!

On a girly day out it’s mandatory to treat oneself to a pretty thing or two, isn’t it? I bought a lovely set of 3 notebooks last week in a Cath Kidson shop. This one is now used for craft notes and lists. Yesterday I found myself eying the skinny pencil case, again, in a John Lewis. It’s really a vital purchase for crochet kit when on trips away, well I think so anyway!


13 thoughts on “Something old (fashioned) & something new 

  1. Does the notebook have blank pages? Too many of the attractive notebooks I find have lined pages – which I abhor. Love the colours of the sample in the third photo.

  2. The Cath Kidston accessories are definitely required for crafting on journeys! I have to get some myself! ;-) That blanket looks neat — I wonder if you’ll have to block it too? It looks like something that would twist, like granny squares do if you make them really big.

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