Saturday, 17 November 2012

Just Pottering

Today I've had a lovely day of quiet pottering.  I started by catching up with everyone's blogs over a mug of coffee first thing.  Do check out pearl@serenitycove's most recent post.  It transported me into a full-on Christmas mood!
Here's this week's 'Motorway Blanket'.  I decided to have a bit of a change and make a blanket for a baby this time.  The yarn has a a faint colour change in it (pink, purple and cream).  I added some soft white DK yarn and used both together to make the heavier edging.  I got it all from the Hobby Craft shop near school.  I just went in to pass a little bit of time and discovered that they have got a 'three for two' offer on all their yarns at the moment.  For once I didn't feel as if I was being slightly ripped off!  I asked how long the offer was going to be on for and got the typical large chain reply - "We're not sure..."
Those of you with sharp eyes will have spotted the new suite.  Thomas adores it and has chosen the chair in the corner as his own.  Fortunately the blue and beige colour combination seems to hide cat fur quite nicely!  Unfortunately the colours don't exactly go with the pale green theme of the rest of the lounge.  I'm going to have to get myself organised and sort it all out at some stage.... Probably Christmas or the January Sales.
Hope that you are all having a good weekend!


  1. The suite is lovely Jan - such restful shades. I love the heavier edge on your new blanket. I bought some felt in Hobbycarft on a 3 for 2 offer on Thursday- I spent a whole £1. I'm going to make some Christmas decorations with it - so many projects to get done for Christmas.

  2. Nothing says home like a contented kitty curled up in a chair.

  3. The suite looks really comfortable, well at least the cat seems to think so. Love the colours of the blanket, well done you.

  4. The baby blanket is precious. I love knitting for babies. Love the chair, seems the kitty does as well. January is the perfect time to conquer home projects. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  5. Cats always find the best seat in the house don't they? Glad it's not just me that thinks Hobbycraft are a bit expensive sometimes:)