Coastal Crochet

Can you believe I forgot to bring any craft away with me, so the first thing I bought (apart from a pasty for lunch!) was a hook and 2 balls of yarn.

I know a nice little wool shop in the middle of Penzance so headed there first. The yarn I chose is Hayfield’s Spirit. It’s 20% wool and has a lovely soft feel. It isn’t the thickest DK but luckily works up well with the 4mm hook I bought. The colourway is ‘Breeze’, the blues and greys perfectly reflect the changing colours of the Cornish sea view we have from our cottage. It’s a few minutes walk from the South West Coast Path and overlooks the sea and a lighthouse.

I’ve brought my Tilted Squares blanket with me to snuggle under. That’s my one packing triumph this year; I always think I should bring a blanket away in September because it gets quite cool during evenings and at night. It’s such a cheery thing to see on a bed or sofa. All the complex patterns in the world can’t beat a bit of classic granny squaring! Ah! So why not make another?! I’m still deciding whether to go for a multi-square rectangular or one simple round and round you go square blanket.

My view as I sit up in bed in the morning:

It’s already named the Coast Path blanket, though this will probably change a few times. It won’t be tilting this time because I’m changing direction on every round.

I’m off to sip my tea, make some breakfast and discuss plans for the day now.

What are you making at the moment? Have you managed to go away anywhere?

6 thoughts on “Coastal Crochet

  1. SUCH a lovely blanket, I’m tempted to make a smaller version for a certain baby who will be making her appearance in December.
    South Africans haven’t been allowed to cross provincial borders since March (except for emergencies) but it looks we’ll be dropping down to Alert Level #1 very soon so that might change. We do have a 3-day trip planned, leaving this Friday for the lovely coastal village that I am so keen to retire to.
    I hope you are enjoying your hols, your view, your crochet and the peace xx

  2. Views looks wonderful I really liked Cornwall when I visited, Should be visiting my eldest and family this coming weekend (as my ‘bubble’). Give me a chance to choose colours with my granddaughter for a blanket I am planning to make for her.

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