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Octogonical Part 4

I posted a photo of this blanket-in-the-making on Facebook and someone said that it reminded them of lighting in a night club – I love that!

So this is my night club blanket – haha! two more opposite things brought together is hard to imagine.

Octogonical by Helen Shrimpton is a free pattern. I am making it in Stylecraft Special Double Knit and 4.5mm hook.

I haven’t been posting much on here have I.  A combination of the WordPress format changing which I struggle with; enjoying the ease of posting on Instagram; and sinking deeply into a creative hibernation mode during these strange times.

There is plenty of creativity happening, I just can’t seem to find interesting things to say about it.

How are you doing?

 

WIP Wednesday

manghan Nuts About Squares

Embracing the dark side.

Progress so far with the Manghan or rather Boyghan I’m making for Master R aged 7.

His choice of colours.

He thinks the Square in the middle on the left is “Epic!” and the Moroccan window, middle on the right – which is a pig to crochet – caused a sharp intake of breath and a ‘Wow!” when he saw it.

Many of the crocheters in the Nuts About Squares CAL have finished stunningly beautiful blankets, and whilst it is a genuine delight to see them, I do find it frustrating as many of my squares do not end up being the right size – lots of ripping out and adjusting still to be done. By the time I’ve finished this one – please let that be not too long ahead!!! – I will have crocheted enough for about 5 blankets, with only one to show for it.

I’m not moaning (well I am, but don’t listen to me! or give me any sympathy!) the high class problem of a crafting Granny!

For now I will enjoy the gasps of joy and appreciation to keep me going.