Monday 18 January 2016

Monday monday

Is it really Monday again already ?

The last week has whizzed by. I flew over to Northern Ireland on Wednesday last week, until Sunday, as my Dad's not 100%, and I've just heard today that my Mum's taken him into hospital and they're keeping him overnight. Keeping my fingers crossed that he's ok.

I must admit it was quite nice to have some child-free time, on the way over this was what I did at the airport at lunchtime ....

Yes! Lunchtime! Bit early for wine o'clock but jolly nice :)

I took my green blankety crochet with me, and my pile of green squares is growing, albeit veeeeery slooooowly ....

To be fair they are quite big squares but I do need to get a move on if I'm going to get this one finished, as the customer has ordered a second one as well. That will keep me busy for a while.
So of course now is an excellent time to be starting yet another blanket project. Not. But this is one I couldn't resist. On the blog The Crochet Crowd ( I found the idea of a temperature blanket (

The idea is you crochet a row, or square, or whatever, each day to reflect the temperature that day. I've divided the typical temperature range in my part of the world into 8 mini-ranges, and assigned each mini-range a colour .... our temperatures don't fall much below zero and rarely go over 30 deg C, so my mini-ranges (in deg C) are as follows ....

        < 0     .... deep blue
  0.0 -  5.9  .... turquoise blue
  6.0 -  9.9  .... aqua greeny blue
10.0 - 14.9 .... apple green
15.0 - 19.9 .... meadow green
20.0 - 24.9 .... golden yellow
25.0 - 29.9 .... pomegranate
       > 30.0 .... deep pink

.... and are from left to right in the photo below ....

You can see in the middle of my next photo that I've done a couple of rows, I could start from today but being the OCD control freak that I am, I am backdating to the 1st of January so that at the end of December I will have a lovely blanket reflecting the temperatures for the whole year.

Other yarny news is that I acquired (ie offered to rehome at a small cost to myself) this little lot of baby wool. With the exception of the glittery one, which is so scratchy I wouldn't want it next to my skin never mind a little baby's, they are all beautifully soft. I'm fairly sure I'm going to do a baby blanket with it.

And finally for today I had a lovely surprise earlier today. While I was picking the Little Peeps from school the lady who does fundraising for our pre-school approached me. She told me that their Easter Fayre is coming up and that every year they "give" a table to a charity, ie the charity can sell stuff for their own fundraising and doesn't have to pay a fee for the table. Anyway at the meeting they were voting for which charity to give the stall to, and they voted for me, for my National Autistic Society fundraising pot! So I'll be doing a stall at the pre-school Easter Fayre :) Better get cracking on stuff to sell then I guess!!!


  1. Hope everything foes well with your Dad at the hospital and that he will be on the mend soon. Great news about the Easter Fayre.

  2. In one way I like bigger blocks because you have less threads to sew in! lol Lovely yarn, the colours are great. You will be busy for a fair while with an order from a customer for a blanket. Great for you.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Beautiful yarns you acquired. I hope your Dad is well and home now. Great news on the Easter Fayre. It's a wonderful cause and I hope you are able to raise lots of funds.

  4. I hope everything is ok with your dad, parents & children always a worry! I hope you have a lot of fun planning & making for the Easter Fayre x

  5. I love this lovely yarny post, such a joy to see all those colours and yarns! Sad news about your dad though, I hope he will be beter soon.
    Good luck with your stall preperations :-)! Love from Mirjam.

  6. I hope that all will be OK with your Dad and that everything else will go alright too. Hugs to you. xx

  7. I hope your dad will be alright soon. Wow, plenty of lovely yarns! Good luck with your fundraising preparations.

  8. I hope your dad will be alright soon. Wow, plenty of lovely yarns! Good luck with your fundraising preparations.

  9. Excellent news about the Easter Fayre. I like the idea of your temperature blanket. I'm sure it will be lovely when it's finished. I hope your dad will be alright. It's worrying when you aren't able to visit him so easily.

  10. Goodness! After I read your comment, I went through your recent posts and we do have a lot in common! You have an amazing stash of goodies! Thanks for visiting.
    Best wishes for your Dad.

  11. You are going to be a busy lady with all those projects, and the charity stall to stock too! Hope your dad is ok
    Caz xx

  12. I have just discovered your blog through a comment that you left on mine. Why haven't I found you before with all the crochet loveliness that you have. I love the idea of the temperature blanket, wish I had started recording the temperatures at the start of the year though - perhaps something for me to think about for 2017!

  13. I do hope your Dad is ok? sending love....
    Also eyeing up that green blankety project, pile of squares looking good!
    bestest wishes to you and yours
    D x

  14. Hello sweet Friend!

    Prayers have been sent that your Dad is okay!

    I always love seeing what you're up to with your crafty projects. ;) What wonderful news about the fair!! Sounds like you're going to have some fast and furious fingers a-flyin' for a while. Lol!

    Blessings to you Jill!! xoxo

  15. I do hope your dad is being well looked after and that you hear positive news very soon. Your creations are super, I love the idea of the temperature blanket, what an inspired idea! X


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