Piggy Blankets UK has reopened after Christmas.

Hello,

Piggy Blankets UK has reopened on Etsy after being in holiday mode over the Christmas period. The wheels for this years crochet plans are already in motion. I purchased myself a rather sophisticated notebook………

Sophisticated Notebook
Sophisticated Notebook

You’re jealous already, I can feel it! And I have begun laying out a more detailed plan for the year ahead. Compared with last year’s plan of ‘winging’ it. A brand new order from Wool Warehouse should be due to arrive any day now (shhhh don’t tell the hubby….I’m on a wool ordering ban) and a list of stock to create to refill my rather bare online shop.

In addition to my already familiar crochet toys there will be three more additions during the year to my shop, once they have been CE tested and can then bear the CE mark. Two will be definite toys and the other is more a display item that will require CE testing due to it’s potential play value.

Some of you who read this may already be crocheters, and others may not. I joined in the beginning of January, my very first crochet along (CAL). It has been designed and released by the very talented and amazing Lucy at Attic24. Lucy has released quite a few of these and all of her blankets have been so beautiful. I couldn’t resist her latest one though, the ‘Woodland Walk CAL’. The colour palate Lucy has chosen is stunning and truly captures the feeling of our woods in Autumn. Every row I crochet makes me love the blanket even more. That is probably enough gushing from myself on this subject. I’ll just bombard with you photos of my CAL journey as I go.

My progress as of a few days ago.
My progress as of a few days ago.

It fits lovely in my new project bag. A very thoughtful gift from my mother in law at Christmas. It certainly keeps my wool in check having a space that is toddler proof  for my works in progress.

Project Bag
Project Bag

Another project I have decided to do for myself and family is a new blanket. Originally intended for my youngest ‘E’, I have changed my mind and it will instead become a throw. ‘E’ already has a blanket that she is very attached to, it just needs some mending. My sewing skills it is safe to say were poor to non existent when I made the baby sampler blanket by Marly Bird. It is this very talented lady on Youtube that taught me in combination with a close family member to crochet. Below is my final colour selection for the new blanket. It will be a traditional granny squares one, which I am excited about to be making.

My final colour selection.
My final colour selection.

Finally before I go. We have been sorting out a lot of my youngest’s items that she no longer needs or fits. It felt a little poignant to be clearing out all of the baby stuff. A clear sign that my baby is fast becoming a toddler. In the top shelf of the nursery’s wardrobe, we found a lot of baby blankets and bedding that had been passed on by my husband’s nan. Nestled in amongst the blankets was this beauty in the photo below. Before returning it to Liam’s Nan for the next great grandchild that has recently arrived in the world, I had to hang on to it and have a good inspection.

A giant granny square in plain white. The photo doesn't do it justice.
A giant granny square in plain white. The photo doesn’t do it justice.

It was crocheted by Liam’s great aunt who sadly passed before I had the chance to meet her. Most of Liam’s family are excellent knitters so I was very surprised to spy this crocheted gem that I’d missed amongst the knitted blankets.

Speak to you soon.

Wishing you well.

Stay At Home Piggy

 

 

 

 

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