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Baby Granny No. 2

Hello all! I promised you crochet this time so here we are.

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Just as with the Little Man, I made 2 new blankets prior to the arrival of the Little Lady. I had always intended to create another baby granny like the one that I shared here. So, with the arrival of my baby imminent, I reread that post and set to work as instructed – whip up 6 squares in each of your 6 colours and border with cream. Excellent.

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Although we did not know what the gender of our child was to be I was inspired by the autumnal colours around me so went for seasonal browns, yellows and pinks and got started. 36 completed squares later I decided that there’s no point in reinventing the wheel and began to copy the original colour placement. It did not take me long to realise that my previous post was wrong. The first blanket did not contain 6 shades of blue/green but 7. Whoops. I blame baby brain. I will revisit that post and amend the details! Never mind, onwards and upwards.

However I was not going to start crocheting more squares at this point. So Baby Granny 2 really does only contain 6 colours and cream but I do not believe that it is any the poorer for it!

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Ahh, my two blankets for my two little munchkins. As you can see, there is a slight disparity in size despite being the same yarn on the same hook. This is simply because, as the years have gone by, my crochet has become more relaxed and even giving it a softer texture and resulting is a slightly looser weave.

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(Excuse the clutter but this one’s just so darn cute!) There is an extra special reason why this granny means so much to me. It was the day before my due date and I was desperate to both finish hooking and have the baby! By lunchtime the blanket was done. A few hours later I went into labour and out she popped on her due date, clever girl. She’d just been waiting for mommy to finish before she arrived.

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Blanket Stats:

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Hook: 5 mm (H)

1132 : Shrimp
1114 : Sunshine
1064 : Mocha
1035 : Burgundy
1123 : Claret
1029 : Copper
1005 : Cream

Pattern: 4 round Granny Square then Bunny Mummy’s ‘chain round a granny‘ before the final round

Size: 90 x 90 cm (36 squares)

Edging: Double V Edging

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Sunrise and Crochet

Sunrise

Good evening my dears. We have a peaceful skyscape for our image of the day. You can see how late I was running this morning as dawn had broken before I’d even left the house. Luckily I still had time to dash across the road and snap this before buzzing along to work. I am pleased to report that the old adage ‘Red in the morning, Shepherd’s warning’ did not come true until evening and we enjoyed a bright, chilly day.

Sky at School

The light was even more beautiful as I pulled into the car park. For a moment I forgot the stresses of the day ahead and how the children were due to arrive in less than half an hour and took a moment to gaze skywards.

In fact I have been appreciating some peaceful moments all week thanks to the Crochet Mood Blanket project. I am loving the 30 minutes of enforced hooky after the Little Man has gone to bed and before paperwork resumes.

Scottie Dog Shortbread

Making it even more enjoyable are these adorable little Scottie Dog Shortbread biscuits, which are just too cute.

Crochet and Sambuca

And tonight we have the additional decadence of a little drop of Sambuca. What more could I ask for?!

Wishing you love and laughter this weekend, xxx

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Hex Machine

Aw, just look at him, isn’t he gorgeous?! (Slightly bias, I know). Thought I’d put a little toothy smile up to greet you all.

I hope you’ve all had a marvellous weekend. The Little Man and I had a wonderful time visiting lovely friends. Good company, good food, good times had by all.

It’s so lovely to be here even if my blogging has been a little sporadic over the last few weeks. I have to admit that I haven’t quite been in the right head space as we’ve had a rather dramatic sleep relapse due to teething and a cold. Poor Little Man. We had just managed to encourage him to sleep through and we had enjoyed more than a fortnight of blissful, uninterrupted sleep before it all went topsy-turvy. Ah well, we’ll get back into good habits when he’s all well again and he finally has top teeth!

However, that is not the only reason for my lack of blogging action over the last week or so. At the end of October I made a resolution to pick up a bit of speed with my Patchwork Granny Blanket CAL and, indeed, I am pleased to announce that I have been true to my word.

After speeding ahead creating a large pile of hexagons still attached to the yarn, I took advantage of an extra long nap time to make a colour plan.

I am far too uptight to work randomly – it would draw my eye to have a colour twice in the same row/column or to have the same pattern repeated. No, no. Planned disorder in my blankets, thank you very much.

Balls of Stylecraft were spread merrily across the carpet before quickly being bundled away before the Little Man could get his chubby little mitts on them!

Then came the fun part. In spare minutes I grabbed the blanket and completed the last five sides of a hexagon.

Day by day, night by night it grew and grew. So exciting!

This is where it is at now:

I am totally in love with this blanket in all its crazy, multicoloured glory. I spend many an hour gazing at it, choosing my favourite flower. It changes daily with my mood.

I haven’t really made much progress over the last week as I have been experimenting with another little project but there’s no rush! Hope to have something to show about that soon.

What’re you hooking up at the moment? xxxx

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