No, not the end of the world or anything apocalyptic like that. I’m referring to my blanket of course, and with shouts of ‘Hip, Hip Hooray!’ because I have officially finished crocheting the very last square of my Spring Circles project. Every loose end has been darned in and trimmed off…
…and a general layout decided upon…
Ten squares by fifteen should make the perfect size for draping over the end of my bed, especially once the border is added.
Now the fun of joining them all together is about to begin! But before I get stuck into that part of the journey I thought I’d share a few of the more recent photos from the Spring Circles blanket archives.
I’ve made the most of the nice weather, what little we’ve had lately, by crocheting outside whenever possible.
And by nice weather I mean anything but rain, of which we have had literally bucketfuls over the past couple of weeks. A rare patch of sunshine lights up the corner of the yard as Mojo and I vie to be the first to enjoy it.
As a result of the almost relentless downpours, most of my spare time has been spent indoors which, as we were also in the middle of decorating the lounge, meant cosy evenings and a few early mornings sitting comfortably on the bed, away from all the step ladders, wallpaper paste and tins of paint, making up the last few motifs.
The cats were very kind to share the bed with me during the evenings.
In fact I think they enjoyed the company. I didn’t seem to disturb them much anyway, as I quietly crocheted through hours of their nap time.
Even Tigger and Mojo decided to get along a little and share the space away from all the chaos going on downstairs…
…albeit quite begrudgingly. No need to have to look at each other anyway.
There’s nothing quite like having the end of the bed all to yourself for a game of ‘snatch the crochet hook’ though.
If the cats are so crazy about the bed right now I can imagine even more trouble vying for space once my soft and squishy blanket has pride of place.
I’m still mad keen on the colours and have loved making random combinations from my yarn basket.
To my eyes, each variation of colours is as beautiful as the last!
Being camped out together, taking refuge in the bedroom, didn’t last forever and once we finally got use of the freshly refurbished lounge I made the most of it to finish off the last few squares by hogging the new sofa.
The cats are a bit nervous of the alien furniture with it’s straight from the factory smell and completely different look and feel. They spent the first few days creeping around looking worried which meant I had a bit more space than usual to crochet in but I’m sure that won’t last long!
I had an energetic trio of mice for company instead, Scurrying about in between the crochet squares, causing havoc. You know what they say… While the cats away the mice will play 🙂
I edged the last few circles just hours ago and am really excited to see the end in sight.
Especially as my new purchase from Amazon arrived last week, bringing with it the desire to finish off this WIP and begin another one. I have a yearning to make a whole bunch of these realistic looking animal heads from Vanessa Mooncie’s book for the back wall of the lounge. Nothing like a new project in mind to spur you onwards.
But before I get carried away with vegetarian friendly hunting trophies it’s a case of hook at the ready to get this blanket joined together. Mojo is pretty keen on it already and braved the unfamiliar layout and plethora of paint and paste odours mingling with brand new foam and fabric smells to sneak into the lounge to try it out.
We’re all going to be in seventh heaven come nap time once this blanket makes it onto the bed!