Friendship And Love Etc Etc

So I splurged and bought some more Cascade 220 in various shades of cream and blues to make a blanket pattern by Helen Shrimpton called ‘Heart of Friendship’ (pattern on Ravelry can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-of-friendship).  This will be my work in progress during the uni semester, which has officially started today.

I have the centre of the middle block done so far, and the pattern is bubbling a bit at the moment but I’m sure it will flatten out in the later rows.  My sister is also crocheting this pattern, and is only a few rows behind.  Her colours are gorgeous too – I’ll try to convince her to send some pictures for me to display 🙂

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It’s been snowing quite heavily on the mountains here in Tasmania over the last couple of weeks, and since my step-daughter has just arrived for her mid-year holiday from Darwin, we bundled ourselves into the car and went up Mount Wellington to have a play in the snow.  It was awesome!  One can never get sick of seeing snow 🙂

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Bunting And A Random Square

During one of my more enthusiastic crochet moments a couple of months ago, I made up a bundle of cute triangle blocks in various bright acrylic colours, in order to make a blanket for my stepdaughter’s room.  Unfortunately over those few months it seems I have indeed become a yarn yuppie, and crocheting in that much crappy acrylic makes my heart hurt!  So I spent one evening this week making bunting out of the blocks, and I finally put it up in my stepdaughter’s room today.  I’m so happy with it!  It makes the room so much brighter and I hope Jade loves it too.

I also used some of my leftover yarn from the Sophie’s Universe CAL and made a random square that I saw on a facebook page last week.  I’m absolutely in love with this pattern (AND the yarn, Cascade 220 is AMAZING to work with) and I’m tempted to say that I’ll make a blanket out of it as well!  For now though, it remains a solitary block with no purpose other than to admire 🙂

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Rings of Change Pattern Attempt #2

This is my second attempt at the Rings of Change blanket pattern – the first one is lovely too but I had heaps of this Ice Yarn Magic Light yarn to use and thought this was the best pattern to use it with!  I’m loving the way the yarn works up, with all its variegated goodness.

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The Manghan Adventure

It’s been a while since I last posted; over the last coupe of weeks I’ve been playing around with a few patterns, a few new yarns, and trying to latch my interest on to something now that I’ve finished the Sophie’s Universe CAL.  So at the moment I’m working on a delicate shawl using varigated 4 ply cotton (images to come in the next few days) and a manghan (an afghan for my other half) in a chevron pattern, using Lionbrand Heartland yarn, in nice manly colours!  The chevron pattern is simple, but for someone who uses her brain a lot during the day at work, it’s nice to be able to do something monotonous with my hands in the evenings while watching TV.

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