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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Yay for the weekend!

Phew!  Thank Goddess this week is over.  I've already said about the long hours over the past few days-on Thursday I had a call from my estate agent with regard to a viewing.  At 10am this morning.  With no time for any cleaning!
As it was, my pre-Christmas clean up paid off as I only had to do a bit of tidying.  Still, I didn't get home from work until about 5.30pm last night.  Myf needed dinner and winding down before bedtime then I got on with the bedrooms and the dining room.  A quick shuffle around in the living room and bathroom and it was done-still didn't get to bed until about 1.30am.  Up again at 7.30am to get a couple of last minute bits done and had Myf up by about 9am (she needed a lie in, poor thing, she's had a very long week too!).  The viewing started on time and the client seemed really nice but as soon as he saw the house had a flat roof outside, he was done!  He didn't even look upstairs!  To be fair, I appreciate someone who knows what he wants and isn't wasting anyone's time but it was a lot of effort for only five minutes....

Anyhow, I'm eagerly awaiting my new crochet book at some point today (the post doesn't often get here before 1pm) and I've finished a few more squares :-)

I'm already starting to get an idea of how the blanket is going to look when it comes together.  I'm hoping the wool shop I've been trying to get to for the last week is going to be open today as I really must get a bit more green for the balance of it.  There are some squares I really love already!  I think this blanket is going to be so beautiful :-D

Total number of squares to make-126 (63/63)

Brown edged granny squares-28 made.  35 to go!
Special Square Motifs-63 to go!


  1. Oh no, all that effort for a viewing...and they didn't like the roof! It's been so long since we moved that I'd forgotten how annoying and disruptive house viewings can be. Still, at least you got to spend the day in a clean and tidy space...if that's any consolation. Your blanket is looking lovely. x

    1. That's true :-) The house has been on the market for nearly two years and it's so frustrating! Yet it's nice to have a viewing where the person knows what they want instead of just wandering around to have a look.
      Thank you, I think it's going to be gorgeous when it's done! It's been AGES since I made a big blanket and it's about time I had another one just for me! x

  2. I remember years ago when we were going to sell our house - one lady came in the door and the first thing she said was "Is it safe here?" Of course it's safe here. What a stupid question. Some people are just ridiculous. We ended up not selling our house and we've been here for almost 29 years now. I wish you good luck in your house selling. :)

  3. What a daft question! You're right, some people are simply ridiculous! Parking is a challenge on my street-I don't drive so it's never been a problem for me but the estate agents have been bringing a lot of clients through the door who love the house but decide against it because of the parking. Yesterday's viewing was hopeful because the client didn't have a car! Oh well, just have to hang in there :-)


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