My crochet sampler blanket is nearly done. Despite the craziness of my life at the moment. I think it is my all time favorite crochet blanket. Every second of making this has been a joy and I've learnt a few new stitches which I just love.
But before we get on to my blanket, take a look at these beautiful trees on our street. All the other trees have lost their leaves, but not these ones, they are just now looking magnificent. I don't ever remember these trees being so vibrant.
I snuck these photos in today when the men I have in my house were up in the attic. Yes I have a man in, actually men in! Sounds exciting doesn't it? But it's not, rather stressful actually.
Anyway, they already think I'm a little nutso, so they didn't need to see me taking photos of my street and my crochet. so these were taken in haste.
So please ignore their crappiness.
Bobble Stitch is one of the new stitches I learnt, kinda fun, but a bit of a yarn hog.
BTW - Should you ever consider installing a brand new type of heating system into your 100 year old house, be prepared for stressful times. I never knew I would be so protective of my little house!
Crochet Cable Stitches (those teal ones) - Loads of fun, my favorite new stitch I think!
I also never knew that forced air heat would involve making so many holes in my hardwood floors and horsehair plaster ceilings - oh my! I'm not sure if I would now prefer my rusty old hissing steam radiators over many many holes....hmmmm...too late now I guess.
X Stitch Crochet (those blurring light purple ones), another cool new stitch.
I also never knew that a long brown sausage dog (Sally) could bark so much! Every time the workmen moved she barked - silly old goose she is. Woof! Woof! Woof! Is all I heard for 6 hours today whilst I was working from home.
Random Crochet Stitching - every row is different, which I found starting a new row exciting every time.
Another thing I also never knew was how many wet leaves one workman can drag through my house. Don't workmen know how to wipe your feet? Tomorrow I'm putting up a sign - either that or I'm going to the office to work!
And here she is in all her glory! Almost done. Almost.....isn't she a beauty???
I have a feeling my life is going to be chaotic till the new year with two other projects which involve workmen scheduled for before Christmas and adult children coming and going from the house multiple times which require Mr. VW's chauffeur services.
Oh and then there's Christmas. I believe someone said today it's only 38 days away! Yikes! I haven't even thought about it yet....oh my!
Well thank you for stopping by this evening, I hope your world is slightly less chaotic than mine!
Toodles...L x ♥