Bye bye January, what a lovely start to February! The sun is shining and we have beautiful blue skies ☼
I'm feeling pretty upbeat today, last night I re-grouted all the tiles in our bathroom so it looks sort of shiney and new (even though it isn't), redid the silicone behind the bath taps which I'd messed up the weekend before and I put paint stripper on our bedroom door frame which looked like it had been painted about 20 times. Huzzah! I then celebrated with a mug of mulled wine ☺
I've been making good progress on my knitted blanket, I just needed a day like today to photograph it. If anyone can think of a good 'name' for this project please let me know ♥
I'm really pleased with how this is turning out because it's the first completely random item I've knitted or crocheted. I've tried in the past to use colours at random but I've always ended up with a repeating pattern. This is very much out of my comfort zone but I am loving it!
When I took this photo I thought I'd straightened out all the rows, how wrong I was!
I wanted to make a start on all of those pesky ends because I know it's going to be really boring doing them at the end, but unlike crocheting where I'd just weave the end into something like a treble cluster, these garter stripes are very stretchy and the ends just kept coming out!
I decided to rip of that Mama's and Papa's blanket (I'm not going to link to it, but I'm sure you'll easily find it!) and sew on a fleecy border which I can tuck the ends into nice and securely. It should be nicer for the baby to use and will be a lot less tedious for me!
I bought 1/2 a meter of an off white fleece, it cost me less than £3 and there should be plenty so I really can't wait to get the knitting finished. It looks like I'm going to miss my friends baby shower because we're busy that weekend, but I'm trying to plan in a trip soon after his arrival ☺
The rest of my plans for this weekend consist of a lot of DIY! Painting and paint removing, putting up blinds and skirting and maybe visiting some DIY stores. Oh how grown up (boring?) we are now haha! Hope you have some lovely plans for today
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