Friday, 15 October 2010


Ruth-Marie commented on my last post and suggested I re-use the Hither Green squares to save frogging them and then add a border to the outside. It's a great idea if only for the slight problem of them being already gone! It was really easy as I had not sewn my ends in. Zzzzzzzzzzzip - gone! I got to wondering, why do I do that? Make them so easy to undo? I don't know if it's lack of confidence in getting it right or I'm just a big old project commitment-phobe. In a way I'm glad I didn't this time, I'm loving these new squares much more than the last ones. I have a small collection of them now, all with long tails hanging off and they were getting tangled up with each other. So for the first time ever, I have picked up my needle and sewn them in. It's like the crochet equivalent of giving someone your house key. This is commitment, folks!

Please note I am not a commitment-phobe in my relationship, I've been married to Mr J for ten years now. Although I don't wear a ring because it didn't fare too well being cut off my finger when I was heavily pregnant and I developed pre-eclampsia. I haven't got around to having it adjusted or looked for a new one. And truth be told my 32 year old fingers are just a bit bigger than my 22 year old ones were!

Don't tell my crochet blanket but I have started up a bit on the side. I swore that I would never be tempted by yarn in Lidl ever again but felt some of the wool/acrylic they have in at the moment and it's soooo soft. Unfortunately it only comes in green and brown so I decided to make them work together for a jumper for the little boy. Need to practice that, he is not a baby any more but I keep slipping up and calling him 'baby'. The pattern is Big Push Sweater from Miss Bea's Playtime. I've had all the Miss Bea books for ages but misplaced them. Now they are found! I have a couple of other projects in mind to try and reduce my stash a little.
The green is more peppermint in reality. If there were more colours I would be all over it! 6 balls for £5.99, excellent.

Till next time!

Ms C


  1. Love that jumper! Reminds me of those chocolate lime boiled sweets and I love those!!!

  2. Oh thank goodness you said that! I was just looking at it and thinking 'Hmmmmm' Like you said on your last post, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone. I don't usually have anything to do with brown! Past the halfway point now, it's coming along really quickly.

  3. It does look like a chocolate lime, yummy. I love it.

  4. Aha I did the same! I bought the green and made a prem baby beret out of a little of it and it was lovely to work with. Such a bargain too. Your wee jumper looks lovely. I bet it's gona be just scrummy. x

  5. Just look at your beautiful perfect knitting! I am so in awe.....
    I understand your feelings about the squares... whenever I start on a BIG project, I get all funny about it and start hating it, start thinking it's not going to work, then I frog it and re-try it... I think it;s to save me the disappoiintment of spending forever on something to have it turn out a complete mess!

  6. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog (and baby)! I'm slowly trying to get through everyone on the Mike's list. I too love the green and brown combo- should look lovely on your little boy.

  7. I forgot Lidls sells yarn! Darn, I need to get over there!
    hehe I have commitment issues myself, but am working on them. :-)

    Your baby will always be your baby, even when he's old enough to yell at you for calling him that. hehe


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