A much needed blanket

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The past few months, I have felt like an over emotional deep fat fryer on the verge of being over filled. My older sister passed away in January and this has made every other part of my life quite a chore. It has definitely been difficult, and with it being exam time at work, the pressure is really on. Among this, I have made myself find time to crochet. My younger sister is due to have her second baby in the next two weeks, and what is more beautiful or happier than that? So I decided that I needed to make a baby blanket. I used some of the yarn from my older sister, and started crocheting. I chose the pink, cream, brown combination and a simple stripe in a ‘granny square’ stitch (I’m not sure if that’s the right name for the stitch)

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When I started the blanket, I was at my mum’s house, and when I showed her the first few rows, her face was not impressed and she told me that it was rather plain and boring. However, once finished, and she saw how soft and snuggly it was as well as being rather girly but not over the top, she loved it.  As too did my sister when I gave it to her a few days ago.  Now all we need is the baby to give us all something wonderful to enjoy.

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What’s the point?

As a teacher I can get pretty stressed.  I find that sitting down and doing some crochet really helps me to relax.  I’ve no great skills, I tend to stick to the simple things; however, I love doing it.  From picking out a yarn or a pattern or both, to using or giving whatever it is that I’ve made; it’s very fulfilling.

This is going to be my place to share what I have done and what I intend to do.  I will also use it to post links to patterns and ideas and other bits of inspiration.

Of course, I may also mention food. cats and anything else which appears in my head.