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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What have I been up to!

So it has been a while since I last blogged and that's mainly because my laptop has been playing up and I just lost my patience in the end! So my planned regular updates on my CAL shawl never really happened, I only managed two, Week 1 & Week 2 & 3 and we are now in the final week!

The good news is, although I have been behind on my blogging, I am on track with the shawl (well the rainbow anyway, the pastel will now be a filler project!)
This is the shawl as of a couple of weeks ago. I have finished all the crochet and cross stitch now, just the lining to go but thought I would do a final reveal once that is done.

And what am I doing with the finished shawl? Well as mentioned in previous blogs, I hadn't actually thought of a practical use for the finished item, I just wanted to make it (common crafter affliction!) However, having admired myself in the mirror the other day I think I will use it as an actual shawl. It looks so lush and I felt all hygge and cosy! To clarify though, the rainbow shawl is actually for my mum, and the pastel shawl is for me, so I will 'borrow' mum's shawl until mine is done (mum, if you are reading, that's ok right???)

So did I keep up each week with this CAL? Did I heck!!! I got to the centre panel where you just had to crochet a load of dc rows and my mind wandered. I dipped into a few other projects in between. As soon as I got my mojo back I was on track and did the last three panels in about a week!

I have to say I found the whole CAL thoroughly enjoyable and I will miss getting my weekly update. I am definitely going to do another CAL soon!

So in between this, I have also been working on my Vintage Patch Blanket which I have mentioned before and given updates on my Facebook page: -

I am now working on the 5th round, last one before joining which will be a join as you go. I will do a blog post when I am finished!

I have also had a go with those pointy stick things...yes I knitted. Just because I fancied a change, but as much as I enjoyed the mummy and baby owl project I chose, I did breathe a sigh of relief to pick up my trusty hook again!
Oh and course, it is Spring, my favourite time of the year, so aswell as crafting I have been enjoying the brief sunny weather we have had so far in my lovely garden. And it also meant I got to put my bunting up!
Happy Hooking!
Kelly @ lovedotty
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