Finished blanket and half term

Hello, hope you are all having a great week and crafting some super projects. We have been preparing for the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the Birmingham NEC this week.  This is the first time I have been to the show and Mam keeps saying its very hard work to set up and run the stand.  If you are coming don't forget to pop along and say hello. Half term It is half term for us this week, so the boys are off school and we haven't got much planned  at all.  George, my eldest son seems to like to spend most of his time at my parent's house at the moment to get a break from his little brother.  It feels like two minutes ago since the summer holidays.

Kevin Blanket Over the weekend I completed my Kevin blanket (funny name really but it was named after a minion as the original blanket is made minion colours :-) ).  I chose to make mine in the mushroom and sage yarn pack colours as I wanted to show how different the blanket could look in different colours.  I did a random colour change as well and made the blanket smaller.  I was struggling a bit with the border but Mam talked me through how to make it.  I really don't enjoy stitches where you have to take the hook out of the loop and back in, seems to take me ages but I was really happy with the finished effect and it was worth it.

Kevin Blanket

Kevin Blanket

Kevin Blanket

Christmas Wreath I have also been crocheting a Christmas wreath to match my Christmas tree blanket.  I am at the tricky stage of trying to attach the green wrapping to the metal frame and wadding.  Then it will be time for more pom poms!

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Currently its all stitch markers, wadding and many many ends.

Stylecraft Special DK Starter Pack We have put together a new yarn pack this week, Stylecraft Special Starter pack.  We thought this would be great for beginners who were wanting to start building up a yarn stash or anyone wanting to just expand their yarn stash.  The pack includes ten balls for £17.50 in these colours...

  • White
  • Cream
  • Buttermilk
  • Cypress
  • Aster
  • Lipstick
  • Spice
  • Black
  • Mustard
  • Mocha

Happy crocheting,

Louise and Ali