Sunday, November 18, 2012

Back after busy month

Can't believe its almost a month since I wrote a blog post. I've had a very busy three weeks away at Forster/Tuncurry on the NSW north coast attending to some important family business however I did manage to get away for a couple of days to drive up to Port Macquarie and meet up with a dear 'crafty' friend, K who brought a blanket she'd just finished to show me - isn't it gorgeous ....

I love the braided edging - apparently it took forever to do but its so effective.

While away I didn't do much crochet or knitting but I do have a finished baby blanket to show you.

I bought the pattern from JustCrochet and decided to use the specified yarn which was King Cole Superball 200. The yarn is self-striping and it took just over 200g for the blanket.

It seemed sensible to buy a few more balls while I was at it because the seller offered flat rate shipping so I am now working on another blanket in shades of blue with white, using another one of JustCrochet patterns.

Earlier this week I spend three days in Sydney attending a computer conference which was amazing !!  So much interesting information from excellent speakers. I was lucky enough to win a flip video camera in one of the lucky door prize draws and here's my first attempt.  Madison is totally bored with the whole process and perhaps a little camera shy !!!  Not sure how this will show up when I hit 'publish' as it looks a bit strange here. The original file was 26MB and I got it down to 5MB by resizing in Windows Live Film Maker.  Might have to play around with some other software if this looks yukky.

Whilst away I've kept up with everyone's posts on my blogroll and have enjoyed hearing about your crochet, your travels, your families etc. etc.  Isn't it marvellous how computers have changed the way we live these days?  I've made some wonderful 'cyber' friends since starting this blog a few years ago and I just want you to know how special you are to me and how much I value your friendship. Now that my routine is back to normal, I'll try not to leave it too long between posts.  Thanks for visiting.   xoxox


  1. I've missed you! Welcome "home"! :-) Sounds like you had a very good trip, though. Pretty blanket you made. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Beautiful blankie! That stitch is really pretty. Welcome home and back to blogland!

  3. Glad you're back, i love the baby blanket and the video looks great

  4. Ooh, I love both blankets. Your friend's edging does look like a ton of work but it is so beautiful. Welcome back!

  5. Beautiful colours in the baby blanket :))
    With the last few days being so hot I would imagine you're glad to be back home .... :))


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