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Fri 18-Nov-16
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Thanks Val!

My Lucy woolpack has just arrived, beautiful colours  brightsparklystuff

Pity we have to wait until 6th January to get started on it!  cry

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Sat 19-Nov-16
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Ooh, had an email to say a parcel will delivered on Monday! Hope it is the wool. Will be difficult waiting until January.

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Sun 5-Feb-17
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I feel like sitting and crocheting this afternoon....getting so cold this morning is behind that, I guess, the prospect of having a lapful of warm wool is very appealing.

However, I'm just not feeling Lucy's CAL moorland blanket.  I think it's the colours we are having to start with, the earthy browns and greens, they're so not my sort of colours, I find them quite depressing actually, hence why I haven't got past row 7.  It's a pity really, as the heather and sky colours are beautiful.  I'm also not very keen on the stitch pattern.....I keep going wrong and losing my place in the pattern repeats, I haven't got into a smooth rhythm.  I'll have a think about it.  But really I can see me abandoning it and just using the nicer colours on a different blanket.

I see from her blog that Lucy has another blanket project in mind for April!  Initially I thought 'ooh, how lovely!', but I really mustn't buy any more yarn!

I do like her cupcake blanket though......now those ARE my sort of colours.

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Mon 6-Feb-17
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Don't worry Sue, I am the same. I am now on stripe 57 and longing to get to the blues. All the throws I have made so far I have loved doing. I have some green and brown ones but included cream to lighten them.

As to the pattern, I have struggled too but now do my own thing. I am getting the wave effect but not as strong. I am happy with that. It is too dark for me and I am not sure what I will do with the finished thing. Maybe it will come good when finished. Maybe try keeping to the colour stripes but do a pattern you are comfortable with.

I will reserve judgement on the April cal. Very much depends on the colours.

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Tue 7-Feb-17
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Right, I've decided.  Not carrying on with the Moorland wavy pattern.....instead, I'm going to do the blanket in Lucy's Cosy Stripe pattern, I've done 2 or 3 blankets in that pattern, it's easy and looks good.  I'm also going to leave out the browns/dark greens that I really don't like, and substitute them with colours from my stash (I have plentiful amounts of Stylecraft Special yarns!). 

Settled.....I feel much happier now.  laugh

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Good for you! I am too far along with it now to change but have developed a slightly different pattern that I find easy. It still looks wavy but the edges are a bit altered. The idea looked good when I saw it but like you I am not happy with all the dark colours. I am currently on stripe 59. The next block of 20 have far less brown shades thank goodness.

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Wed 8-Feb-17
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Well, I've substituted 4 balls of the browns/dark greens with cream and apricot from my stash, and made a start on a blanket in the Cosy Stripe pattern last night.  laugh

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Sounds lovely. Will you also use the blues? Maybe use the darker wool for a blanket for Betty!

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Oh yes Aly, I love blues and purples, the paler greens too.  I just need to buy 1 ball of a lemon colour for the blanket, I don't (amazingly) have one in my stash.

Good idea to use the dark colours for a blanket for Betty.  Not for a few weeks/months yet though, she's still chewing everything, including her fleece blankets  ponder

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Have finished, just this morning, my stash-busting crochet blanket, created with lots of chunky yarns and also some novelty yarns, eyelash, etc. It measures 4'6" x 3'6", and it is very warm!!

Apologies, I can't upload a photo, but Sue, if you can, please do (I have sent a photo to Sue).

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I can't put photos on here Val, sorry.  I could possibly put it on the CSH FB page (you really must join, you know!!  It won't kill you, honest!  whistle big_laugh  big_hug ), when we get home (as we're away at the mo and I don't have my cable with me to transfer pics from my phone to my computer).

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Haven't started my crochet project yet.  frown Have been busy helping granddaughter fight with her ex landlord to get her full deposit back on her last flat.  aarghaargh

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Crochet is my therapy!

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Fri 24-Mar-17
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Sooliz said
I can't put photos on here Val, sorry.  I could possibly put it on the CSH FB page (you really must join, you know!!  It won't kill you, honest!  whistle big_laugh  big_hug ), when we get home (as we're away at the mo and I don't have my cable with me to transfer pics from my phone to my computer).  

 

That's fine by me, Sue. It isn't a fabulous blanket but oh so warm! Plus it got rid of some stash! Win, win!

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I have been trying out some crochet but unfortunately it's aggravating the arthritis in my right thumb so not sure I'll carry on.  Shame. 

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