Sunday, February 26, 2012

Well there goes another weekend!

I did, however, have quite a productive and pleasant weekend! First I had to attend to the Friday Block of the Week, so did my four blocks of Week 2.

Then I started the blocks for the group swap I've just joined - loving that as I'm getting to use patterns from the 200 blocks book that Pingu bought me last year. The rules of the swap are 6" blocks, all one colour each, so that means I don't have to fiddle with changing colour and sewing in ends (which I HATE doing). I'm having a lot of fun with the colours too!

In between crocheting blocks, and wishing I was in SA with Mum for her birthday, Pingu and I went out to celebrate the arrival of my text book and his CD. And I had a lovely craft day with Car.
Finished the weekend off by watching "The Fugitive" for the 500th time, which is much better than crying my way through "I Am Sam" (which is what I did last week). And I'm all set to start working my way through Dworkin's theory this week. I will NOT stay glued to the TV listening to politics and/or the Academy Awards, no matter how tempting that may be!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Block of the Week - week 2

The pattern for block 2 is up - and the link is here.  I'm really enjoying having a weekly project that is small enough that I can actually achieve it without detracting from the task at hand (ie unwritten doctorate). And Friday is such a good day to get each new sheet!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Well that wasn't too hard!

Ok who am I kidding, putting those together darn near wrecked me! And I managed to put a hole in the wall. But they're done and the office is sorted. So hopefully study will be a little bit easier to manage!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's challenge.... to assemble bookshelves for doctorate stuff.

Surely it can't be that difficult!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

First block

Here's the first block of the week! I wound up using a 4.5 hook which made the square smaller than the pattern, but less likely to stretch. And because I want a blanket rather than a throw I worked out that I need 4 of each square to get the right size (ie 10 x 10 squares). This week's pattern was relatively straight forward as it was a basic granny square and I was very enthused. I might not manage to do 4 in one night from here on in haha. Still, lots of fun - I can't wait till next week :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spotlight challenge

So... I'm joining my good friend Car (who i cannot hyperlink as I have not mastered that technique yet!) in the Spotlight Krista throw challenge and in honour of that decision am kicking off the blog again so that I make sure I blog at least once a week for a while! The challenge is to make one block a week, a total of 25 different blocks. The first block can be found here. More details are on the Spotlight Facebook page.

I'm making mine in a range of colours so that I have something to throw over the lounge in winter. I really like the idea of having something that you get a new part to each week.

Here's what I'll be using ....


Well I have not been a good blogger of late - but I promise to try harder. This is what I have been working on this week. First time I've been able to manage those circular needles! Well proud of myself :)

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