I am in definite need of some TLC and the crochet has been a comfort to me in these last few weeks. I do want to share my heart and what is going on with here with you all as a number of you have been following my little blog for some time now. You have seen me from the start and saw my second child being born. I have shared many memories and many finishes with you. You have seen me at my best and at my lowest. I do want to share but I feel there is only so much I can say online. There are people in real life who read my blog and there are certain things that I could not possibly share as it would cause great upset and distress. So suffice to say that things have not been exactly heavenly round here and being on my own a lot with two young peeps has indeed been a struggle.
So, I have thrown myself into my crochet this last couple of weeks in an attempt to take my mind off things. Remember the Autumn blanket I was so excited about that I started last year? I took a special trip to Rowan in Holmfirth and met the lovely Lisa from blogland there. I was sooo excited about it and made an initial good start. Then I got way laid by all the ends and also realised I needed more wool. Several balls were by this time discontinued and it took me a while to find suppliers on the net. Anyway, to cut it short, I finally got going with it again and here it is - almost - all finished. I still need to do the border and for this I will need more wool so it looks like another trip to Holmfirth might be in order. I have seen a border I want to do in the book Crochet Borders and Corners. Here it is for you all to see. How comforting and warm this blanket is. It isn't massive by any means but it is a good snuggle size.
I also finally got round to making a back panel for this cushion front and have finished the Tiny Squares cushion. I need to get 6 buttons for this just to fasten it but couldn't resist showing you it. Another snuggly!
And just before I rush off, let's not forget the istitch mystery I have been keeping up with. Here's part 6:
Well, I hope that is enough of a colour explosion for you all today. Wrap up warm if you're in the UK as it is mighty cold here today.