I finally finished my summer blanket and the rain stopped for the first time in days so that I could photograph it, in the sunshine, no less.
It's made up of 271 squares, each square measuring 3 1/4 " x 3 1/4" . So quite large. I used acrylic DK yarn which I find really washes up well and is snuggly soft, whether line dried or put in the dryer.
Madam here (Sophie Shadow),
thought it was for her benefit and sneaked on when I went to answer the door to the postman. After, of course, she had finished terrorizing him through the window! Looking a tad guilty, don't you think?
I only wanted the blanket to drape over the back of the sofa, as it was never meant to be a sofa cover up. Besides, having lived with dust sheets dyed to cover up a secondhand sofa in the past, all that tucking in and straightening used to drive me mad!
This cushion inspired me as far as the colour choices were concerned.
But, I still have all these left and I'm not sure what I will do with them yet.
And what of my girls?
Well they have given me hours of entertainment and I just absolutely adore them. Still no eggs yet and Mr. P told me to tell them that if they don't lay before Saturday, then they are for the pot. Now you know why I call him Mr. P!
Well I'm off to ignore the housework and find something more meaningful to do.
a postcard from the beach
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