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.
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!
Yes yes yes.Absolutely. Cath Kidston purchases don’t count anyway. Love them, and the doilies.
Fab! So glad. Maybe I could’ve bought more then?
Thank you Cathy.
Blocking is transformative. I like your new ripple blanket project. The floral print of your spoils is lovely.
Isn’t it? I would be happy with anything from Cath Kidson.
Really lovely 😊
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.
I have to say that ‘abhor’ seems extreme for notebook related preferences!
Beautiful! And yes I agree – a skinny pencil case it a MUST for crocheters!
Excellent! Glad everyone’s in agreement, so far.
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.
It shouldn’t twist (you mean like the tilting GS blanket I made?) as its a star overall so won’t be within a square etc.
I did think of you and your love of CK things when I posted this Hannah!
I did have granny squares in mind with the twisting thing — I don’t know if you run into that a lot or not but it seems to happen a lot for me!