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Twenty Twenty Tunisian!

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What up peeps? Was you 'avin' it proper boss-like wit' the Jingle-Jingle?     Well, here we are in yet another new year which, let's face it, is probably going to be pretty similar to the last two. (Although, having written that bit before certain recent revelations were made, it could be that the year ends up quite different indeed!)πŸ˜‰πŸ˜·πŸ˜±     I'm not entirely convinced that my blog got off to a good start considering that I've had absolutely no visitors for months and only two comments. Perhaps I should have started it in 2020 when so many people were locked-down hither and thither and clicking the net with wild abandon. Okay, I admit that it probably hasn't been the most exciting blog to look at. I didn't exactly get a lot done crochet wise - I am not a particularly speedy hooker - and yes, the photos could be better. And no, there haven't been any free patterns which I know a lot of us are on the net for, but I've been a bit slow on the old s

It's Christmas?

     'Coz I'm not entirely sure it feels like it. It just doesn't seem right to me somehow that we're at "that" time of year. How can we be?πŸ˜• It was warm a little while ago, golly it was warm just the other day! There are leaves still on the trees, brown I know but still...     I was hoping to get such a lot done this month. I got a few different Christmas-y bits and bobs to make decorations with but I haven't got round to doing anything with them yet. Not even the ones that were supposed to be presents!πŸ˜– Oh well, too late now...     To be honest I don't really think I've been in the mood to do them anyway, probably because it just doesn't really seem like Christmas yet.     I have been working on a Tunisian Crochet project though over the last couple of weeks and it seems to be going well, and I am enjoying it.πŸ˜€ It's very simple and it uses the Simple Stitch but even so, I think it will look quite good when it's done. And it will be

Novemblog! Post11.

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    Which is quite apt when you think about it. Yes, here it is, the final Novemblog post. Golly it's been a fun ride hasn't it?     As promised yesterday, today's post is pretty much all about my Block Stitch Blanket which I have now finished.  Ta-dah!!πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘     I know it's not very big but, as we all know, size isn't everything and it is plenty big enough to use as a lap blanket, which is probably what I originally intended anyway.πŸ˜‰     I finished off with a round of half trebles which looks quite good I think.     And in the corners I put 4 stitches which I also think works quite well.     It's a shame I couldn't use the other ball of yarn but, as I said, I had nothing to pair it with. Don't worry though, I'm sure I'll find a use for it!😜     Well, I've learned quite a bit over the past month. Firstly, I have not invented Novemblog! It's actually been around for some time, but I can't find anything current for it so Perhaps I&

Novemblog! Post 10.

     I really did think that today was going to be one of those truly horrible days but, it actually wasn't.πŸ˜€ Even the snow couldn't lower the overall tone, and I've never been a lover of the white stuff.❄❅❆⛄     We had sugary ring doughnuts with our morning cups of tea which was a nice surprise and made a change from the usual biscuits.🍩🍩     In crochet news, I have finished the Block Stitch Blanket! The last little bit of this final round went okay and I'm really pleased it's now done with.😌 Apart from sewing in and trimming the ends, which I actually don't mind doing. I'm going to try and take photos tomorrow for a sort of final flourish to Novemblog!πŸ‘πŸ™Œ     Now all I have to do is decide what to take on as my next evening project: the Attic 24 Yuletide Blanket, or the Tunisian Crochet project I want to start. Decisions, decisions...πŸ˜§πŸ˜€  

Novemblog! Post 9.

    Well, I did the first three days of the month so I thought I might as well do the last three.     I have decided to finish the Block Stitch blanket.😣 The other ball of yarn I have of the same type won't go with the other two colours unless I can pair it with an other colour, and at the moment I can't find anything suitable so I'm finishing off with a round of Half Trebles. If I have enough yarn to do so.😟 And although I have done three sides, the fourth is causing me some hassles, don't ask why, I'm not doing anything differently.😧 It's just the way it goes I s'pose.     It's bloody cold here too.⛄ It doesn't do me any favours, at least we had a bit of sunshine today.

Novemblog! Post 8.

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Box Of Delights.     I thought you might like to see my Yarn Crafting Kit Box. It was sold as an art materials box but with a bit of ingenuity and Fablon, my Father was able to turn it into something much more exciting and useful!πŸ˜„     Most of the divisions were already there when he bought it, but he added a few more and even made the double sided inner tray, which makes for a very handy surface to place bits and bobs on, and the side with the lip especially good for anything that rolls!       He even put little magnets in the lid to hold it in place but, now I've put things in the lid, it quite often falls out. I don't really know what to do about it. I'm wondering if I should use velcro to hold things in place, or even fuzzy felt. Can you still get fuzzy felt?     The top tray holds my hooks. Well, some of them, I've got a few more dotted about the placeπŸ˜‰, but I think they're mostly here. I used to keep my knitting needles in one side, but when I needed somewhe

Novemblog! Post 7.

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    Oh what a day! It was raining so heavily this morning that I could see it coming down through a net curtain without my glasses on!🌧 Then it cleared and for a couple of hours or so we had sunshine,🌞 before the cloud and the rain came back. And it certainly hasn't been cold here either. Weird bloody weather, it seems to me that most of the year is taken up with Aprils rather than proper seasons. At least we had some pretty leaves on the patio to look at.πŸ‚     And just to remind us that all is not lost, the Fuchsias are flowering quite nicely!     I had a slightly better time with my crochet today. It seems I do better when the yarn from the ball is quite tight up to my fingers, rather than just tight around my fingers if you know what I mean. So unpicking several stitches doesn't actually help much because it means that I end up with a lot of loose yarn! I shall try and continue with this method just to see if it really does help or if it was just a fluke.      I think I