Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Goodness me......still no sign of a finished blanket.....

....and what's this?

....something new?


Hot Honey and Lemon to warm me and a spot of something new. 

Just quick and simple.

My excuse?

Well........ I just happened to be walking past my local yarn shop and they had this yarn staring at me in the window. It had been a colour I had been after for quite a while and it just happened to be half price. It would have been criminal to have walked straight on wouldn't it?! Perfect for the Autumnal months ahead.

I have just one round left to go on my blanket and then to sew in the ends. To be honest I think i'm just putting it off. I had a play about with colours yesterday too. Oh well, maybe it will be finished in time for Christmas! he he!

Rest and Relaxation is in order for the next half an hour anyway, then on with the mundane but the necessary.

On that note, I will just say, thank you for all your messages on my last post. It really struck a chord with you! And thank you also to all the 'shy' readers who felt so compelled to comment! The toilet one was a major one too that you all mentioned. I think it was so big it could have probably warranted a whole blog post to itself.....but i'll save that for another day!

Have a beautiful day all!



  1. Ha ha, I wouldn't have been able to walk past the yarn shop without purchasing either. They're like sweet shops to me!
    Jo :-) x

  2. if you were a man and not already married i'd marry youuuu!!!! heheheehee! Your postings and emails always cheer my soul you beautiful v, doesnt that lovely photograph just picture perfectly how Autumn should be ;0)xxxx between solicitor phone calls i am gonna sit and admire your dreamy pics xxxxxxx

    1. ....but then again if you were a man id get the toilet seat left up and wee everywhere! hehehehehe x stay as you are!!!! x

  3. If I was even walking near a yarn shop and it had this beautiful yarn I would jump at teh chance to buy it. Beautiful color to remind you of the season.
    Happy Wednesday,

  4. It most definitely would have been criminal! Such a gorgeous color.

  5. Glad you are getting some R and R! Ada :)

  6. hey,
    what kind of photo editing programm are you using? your pictures are so lovely!

  7. What a sweet tea-cup. Love your photos. Deb

  8. Lovely coloured wool- it is absolutely perfect for Autumn, you are so right!
    Hope you managed to relax a little!
    I must get my arse in gear and get ready for the school run- ho hum!!
    Have a great day!

  9. so.... what the bleedin' 'eck is it?!!!!

  10. Absolutely lovely picture. As always, your work is divine. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. When all the mundane housework is forgotten you will have all these gorgeous yarny reminders of this creative time in your life!

  12. Hi,
    This photo makes me feel so good ! So cozy!I'm glad I found you,I'm your newest follower.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft

  13. What a lovely warm color tone. So very autumnal! Makes one wish for a chilly evening. :)

  14. I pop in and read your blog but don't comment, not sure why :( I just have to comment on your last post, I have two over 20 yr olds still living at home and still have to tell them to put the dirty dishes in the dish washer and not on the draining board. To put the dirty clothes in the laundry etc. etc. They were so much better when they were small. I think most of us blog girls gloss over the uckity times and prefer to blog about the nicer things that happen so that when we read back on our blogs it makes you realise it's not all bad.
    xx Sandi

  15. Looking at the blanket in your photo made me crave for honeycomb....yum.
    A day where you buy yarn is a happy day indeed :)

  16. Think of it as a rescue before it was consigned to the bottom of the dusty 'bargain bucket'! Looks like a gorgeous comforting blanket, enjoy your R and R!

  17. Like i said on ig, i completely adore this picture. This pic is autumn to me. xxx

  18. You did the right thing - it would have been rude not to buy the wool!! Can't wait to see what you're whipping up hon.

    Have a fab weekend - hopefully you get a few moments to crochet!

  19. I'm completely in awe of the lovely blankets you manage to create - I dont seem to have the willpower to finish many! I laughed when I read through your last post, I have two girls & a boy and suffer from nearly every complaint you listed, with the added annoyance of a teen girl who nicks my makeup/nail varnish and wonders off in my shoes!

    Love the colour of this yarn, perfect for Autumn - look foward to seeing what you've created.
    Emma xx (lululoves)

  20. Hi Vanessa,

    Such a pretty colour for a blanket. I would have found it difficult to resist the yarn too!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  21. Hi Vanessa
    I love your blog will you please become on of my followers please
    Have a happy weekend
    Ella xxxx

  22. You photos are always so lovely...thank you for sharing my friend...and I do so love that colour...pure joy! I can't resist yarn and I don't even knit!!! hugs

  23. This yarn rocks! :) love your work

  24. I'm looking forward to finding out more about the blanket, the stitch looks really nice and textured. I must NOT begin anything new though!!!!

  25. Loved the color! I got a scarf of the same color yesterday - beautiful :P
    Come visit me too sometime. I'm your newest follower!

    it must be (so)... liberating

  26. It's so fall! A cozy blanet is just perfect right now! That & soume gooooood soup :) Pretty cold here these days. One sunday I was wearing tank tops & the next...sweaters. Oh well! Just wish I had your skills to whip me up some blankets!

  27. Yo amo TODO acerca de tu blog!
    Es como estar en casa... Me siento muy bien, mirando las fotos y leyendo(traduciendo)
    Tenemos muchos gustos en común!
    Un saludo y abrazos desde Chile, sudamérica.


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