Paused 

Another washcloth finished. Yep, it’s the lettuce coloured one. A good stretch of ends have been darned on my Wave Blanket and I’m working on a second rectangle for a pink pot holder. 

If you want to make one: ch 32, ch 1  then into 2nd ch on the hook *1 dc, 2 tr into 1 ch then miss 2 ch, repeat * to the last 3 stitches, miss 2, 1 dc into the last ch, ch 1 and turn. And so on. My first rectangle measures 6” x 6 3/4”.  Dc both pieces tog, ch 2/3 at the corners, work 20 ch for a hanging loop in one corner.

My friend and her partner have bought a small narrowboat for weekends away. Being creative and quirky she fancies making curtains out of scarves, so after lunch on Saturday we went searching in a charity shop and found some really pretty silky scarves. She’s going to chop up and hem them to hang above the windows. They’ll give some privacy but will still let the light in. The overall look she’s going for on the boat is crafty with splashes of colour.  I enjoyed hearing about the Mexican tiles in different shades of blue behind the little black wood burning stove and her plans for a pretty porcelain basin in the bathroom. Looking for scarves was the kind of treasure hunt I enjoy. I’m going to make a few things for them and thought a pot holder would be useful for picking the kettle up. I use my grey one every day, they’re so good when you have hot pan handles. 

I’ve got really stuck into the audio version of A Year of Marvellous Ways and returned the printed book to the library. The author’s narration is spot on; I believe she’s an actress, which makes sense of her skill at accents and well paced delivery. In my experience most authors are dreadful at narrating their own books, but this one is a joy to hear.  

I finished The Ballroom by Anna Hope, and felt it could have been great but it fell short. By the end it felt like something was lacking; either satisfactory character development or a proper end to Ella’s story, I’m not quite sure what.

And now I’ve got this motley selection of books to choose from…

What are you reading and making? Have you also got a pile of books by your bedside? And, tell me what you’re eating for lunch at the moment! I made this soup yesterday (with a red pepper as I’d run out of carrots.) It’s good.


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13 thoughts on “Paused 

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  2. I have just started a baby blanket for a nephew coming in December. I’m crocheting it because I’m not confident with my knitting to get it done in time. Currently I am reading Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour and Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon (this one is a strange one).

  3. Love knitting those wash cloths.. I need to start another one. I just finished a very good book.. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.. I highly recommend it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. please can I ask – what yarn are you using for the wave blanket? would love to know the colours youve used for an idea I have in mind xx

    • Its Stylecraft Special DK. It’s always my first choice for blankets as it’s so soft good quality acrylic, washes and tumble dries well.

      I’ll list the colours when I write up the details for the last post, when it’s finished. You are one of many who has asked. I must get on and finish!

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