Wednesday, 27 April 2011

On the go - Jemimah blanket

Good morning dear ladies

The sun is shining here in my part of Yorkshire and, whilst it is cooler than recently, it is a lovely bright day.

I thought you might like to see what I am currently working on. While making granny squares for Hawthorn's project I realised that I have never made a granny square blanket! I still had quite a stash of Stylecraft left over from previous blankets so I decided to make another one for my new niece. It will be bigger than the other blankets I have made her. I want this one to be a 'snuggy' (as my son calls them), that is a large, cuddly blanket for snuggling into for story times and cuddling. This is it so far....







I am really enjoying making this blanket. Each square (there will be nine) is made up of 19 granny rows and each has its own character, despite using the same colours. I have been hooking in the sunshine and admiring the lovely colours of the squares...


It is incredibly fast so I should be finished it soon.

Thank you so much for the kind and reassuring comments you left on my last post. I think the stress of returning to work after so long away is getting to me. I go back in two weeks and although I no longer feel depressed, I am very sad about going back to work. I have so loved being a stay at home mum, having more time with my little son, crafting and cleaning and enjoying my house and garden. Still, it has to be done so I just need to get on with it. My sister recommended this book.....


It is about how to get your mojo back using nutrition; about how what we eat has dramatic effects on our moods, our energy levels and our happiness. It arrived today and I will start it tonight. I'll let you know how I get on!

I hope the sun is shining on you today. Much love xxxx

23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blanket - so full of love and colour! I fully approve of crochet in the sun - very therapeutic! That book does look interesting, do let us know how it goes. You will be fine :)
    x

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  2. Gorgeous colours in you snuggly blanket.
    I too, will be interested in your views of that book.
    Take care

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  3. Lovely rug. Good luck with the book.
    It's amazing how diet affects our wellbeing.
    I'm thinking of you
    Chrisartist

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  4. That snuggy looks just the ticket. Sounds as if you could do with one yourself at the moment. I really hope that the book helps you feel more confident - yes diet does affect us more than we imagine. Let me know if it works.

    Take one day at a time - be kind to yourself. I do wish we were nearer, sometimes a cup of tea and a chat can lift your spirits.

    You are such a lovely lady.

    A big hug.

    Sue xxx

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  5. Gorgeous blanket!

    Bah humbug to depression! Fight it off with a stick, and if that doesn't work I'll come up and strangle the bleeding thing away. Strangle depression that is, not you, I wouldn't strangle you!!! Your readers may think I sound flippant but I know you know I am in the same boat as you. That's me, over t'other end waving bravely at you with my stick. Like you I am well at the moment but I hate the feeling that something shifting my cozy life out of balance will bring me to my knees again. I'm guessing you feel that way with work looming. I think just having something like a book to believe in helps. It's like a crutch, a support. "I'm ok because I am doing this diet". It will lend a bolster to your inner strength. You'll be ok, you'll be low, you'll be high but you'll weather the storm and you WILL have some great times riding those waves (how many metaphors can I jam in one comment box???!)

    much love to you, xxx

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  6. The blanket is looking great, such a pretty combination of colours. Lucky neice to be receiving such a lovely gift.

    I hope the weather stays good for the remainder of your time off. Wishing you all the best for when the big day finally arrives.

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  7. Oh you are all so lovely! Thank you for your kind words -they mean such a lot. I have spent the last hour and a bit in the sun reading the book and it is amazing....so many things I am lacking in that my body and mind needs. Am off to order some supplements now!!! Much love xxx

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  8. I am in awe of your blanket making skills. This one looks so lovely, can't wait to see the finished result.

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  9. Your blanket is turning beautiful Andrea:) Love the colors! Tell us more about the book when you'll try its method ;) Waiting to see the finished blanket too!!!
    Have a nice evening,
    Angie

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  10. I'm liking this blankie very much, Andrea, keep up your always lovely crocheting/knitting/crafting. Maybe one day I'll tell you how this lifted me out of my own bout of depression! Hugs, Josie

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  11. Beautiful colors on your blanket. I've never made a granny square blanket either, it looks like fun. Keep upbeat, Andrea, you can do it!

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  12. Gorgeous blanket....can't wait to see the finished project! And please let us know how you enjoy the book. I'd be interested in hearing!

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  13. Amazing!! I've menat and meant to make one, but I keep putting it off.

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  14. Your blanket looks absolutely gorgeous! The colours are beautiful.

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  15. Your blanket is going to be gorgeous, how lucky your neice is to be receiving such a wonderful gift. Hope the book is helping, do let us know how you get on with it.

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  16. Ooo love the colours!

    That book looks interesting. Let us know if it's any good! x

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  17. So sorry to hear that you are down. I hope the transition goes smoothly for you. That blanket is wonderful! I love those bright girly colors! Stay strong, Sweet One!

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  18. Andrea, the blanket is lovely. The colours are so pretty, and you put them together so well. You can't beat a bit of hooking in the sunshine! I well understand you being sad at going back to work, but keep in your mind and heart that you have had some lovely times at home with your son, and you and he won't forget them. They will be your foundation for the future. And there will be lots more times together to come.

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  19. I love your blanket so cheery... I'm thinking of you at this tough time and sending you a {{hug}} you sound like such a lovely mum...don't forget that x x x x x x x x x x

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  20. Your blanket is GORGEOUS! I love the colours. You make me want to pick up my hook, but I have tooo many other projects on the go :weeps:

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  22. Hi Andrea! Lovely granny square blanket and great colors!

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