It’s Blanket Time

Around this time last month, I attempted to show you some autumn colour but it hadn’t really started turning yet here.  We’ve now had a bit of rain and it seems we have gone straight from Summer to Winter at least up on those peaks.

Time for lots of blankets so just as well I’ve finished all 48 squares for the ‘Natures Walk’ crochet along – albeit a week late

I’ve laid them all out and now it’s time to join them together  😱

The colours look a bit ‘muddy’ here because I made the mistake of laying them out in a room without much natural light  – see above photo for more accurate colours.

The rogue off-white square is there because I found the last square design given to us a complete nightmare to do and couldn’t face another one so I’ve put in my test swatch as a substitute.  I call it my ‘signature’ as it will differentiate it from all the other blankets made in this colourway and it’s also a good excuse.

Although I’ve fallen behind by a week (will soon be two) at least I’ve managed to actually get all the squares done which was the important thing as far as I was concerned.  I’m not going to rush to join them together just to keep up so it might be some time before you see the finish.

Plus there’s quite a fancy border to go round the edge which looks as if it might occupy more than a few evenings when I suppose I will be forced back into my addiction – watching Greys Anatomy on Netflix – I’m up to series 3, only 14 to go.  It’s not got any better – the lead actress is still as lachrymose as ever and her erstwhile beau is a match for her in tear production.  In fact, last night, I wondered whether watching this series is possibly bringing out the worst in me.  When our leaky heroine was dragged from the water half drowned by her wet- in both senses of the word – boyfriend and taken to hospital where they tried their utmost to revive her for over an hour and a half – I’ve never hoped so much to see a flatline.

But, what can I tell you? I’m ho😉ked



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  1. #1 by Wild Daffodil on November 14, 2019 - 10:40

    Gorgeous colours in your blanket.
    Love your description of Grey’s Anatomy – I vividly remember that episode – I was hooked too and they go so well with crafting.

    • #2 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:46

      Were you rooting for the flatline too. I find it strange that the most boring character is the narrator.

  2. #3 by nottaholiday on November 14, 2019 - 11:02

    But it bought us Sandra Oh….
    I like the off white..its your “zinger”.
    I Envy your crochet skill…its been many years since i the old treble stitch…

    • #4 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:45

      It did – and she fascinates me! That hair!

  3. #5 by nanacathy2 on November 14, 2019 - 11:24

    Love the blanket, no idea about the TV programme but it seems to have got under your skin for sure.

    • #6 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:46

      It has but, if you’ve never been there, never go.

  4. #7 by katechiconi on November 14, 2019 - 12:27

    Love the (real) colours, and the yarn looks so soft and fluffy. You may actually need to buck up and finish it if that snowline is any indication, though…

    • #8 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:47

      I am quite well provided for in the blanket department due to my relatively recent switch from knitting to crochet – much quicker! Another won’t hurt though.

  5. #9 by KerryCan on November 14, 2019 - 13:33

    That’s a lot of crocheting you’ve done! It looks very pretty and like it’ll be warm. I could use a warm blanket right about now . . . as Kate says, you might want to finish that–you’ll need it soon enough!

    • #10 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:48

      More rain today and it was only 3 degrees so it could happen.

  6. #11 by CurlsnSkirls on November 14, 2019 - 17:41

    Love all those neatly stacked squares ready to keep you warm at night. If this part of the globe is anything to judge by, you’re going to need your blankey sooner rather than later. Why not find a different soap opera to watch? Couldn’t be doing with anatomy m’self. 😱

    • #12 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:50

      If only I could Del. It will only take one really ridiculous episode – and last night’s one was nearly it – to make me say ‘STOP’. I do watch other things but that particular series is readily available and easy to have in the background whilst doing other things – by which I mean crocheting.

      • #13 by CurlsnSkirls on November 14, 2019 - 22:19

        Ah, well . . . sending warm thoughts your way . . . 🐏🥰🐏🥰🐏🥰🐏🥰🐏

      • #14 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 22:46

        Thank you.

  7. #15 by magpiesue on November 14, 2019 - 18:11

    Good job with the ‘signature’ block. 😉 Whenever it’s finished, it’s going to be lovely.

    • #16 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:51

      I think it will be pretty, judging by the completed ones I’ve seen on the Facebook group.

  8. #17 by thecontentedcrafter on November 14, 2019 - 18:49

    Love your analysis of Grey’s – I never did get to the end of the series myself …… I got hooked on Jane the Virgin recently and crocheted two ponchos while watching the most incredible pile of rubbish and loving every minute of it 🙂 Blankie weather eh? Somedays it feels like winter will never quite let go here……

    • #18 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 18:54

      Ah! I did start with ‘Jane the Virgin’ but something about it didn’t appeal. Sometimes a bit of mindless rubbish is just the ticket and, if it means you can get two ponchos made, it can’t be a waste of time can it? I save more ‘worthy’ programmes for when I’m not doing something else at the same time.

  9. #21 by claire93 on November 14, 2019 - 21:23

    your pile of blocks puts me to shame!
    Lovely colours, and I’ll be interested to see how you get on with the joining up process. I haven’t got any farther with mine (still only 4 x 6) and may well put the CAL to one side for now as I’ve got xmas présents to make which are much more important than a blanket.

    • #22 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 22:47

      True – although the blanket could be a gift. I would say I haven’t even thought about Christmas gifts yet but that would be a lie. I have but just haven’t done anything about it.

  10. #23 by sew2pro on November 14, 2019 - 22:07

    You’re almost making me want to watch it (but I’m a commitmentphobe). Love the blanket colours and the differing crochet isn’t something I’ve seen before.

    • #24 by tialys on November 14, 2019 - 22:45

      You sound like my husband – he hates watching series.
      I thought the different squares looked interesting – which is what tempted me into this CAL in the first place. I’m not really enjoying the joining up bit so far but I’ll have to do it otherwise I’ll just end up with a load of pretty, woolly coasters.

  11. #25 by kathyreeves on November 15, 2019 - 03:36

    I love the blanket colors, and the layout. The cream signature is a great touch! I never saw an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but I do recall that it was quite the soap opera!

  12. #27 by Laurie Graves on November 15, 2019 - 15:59

    Not muddy at all. Instead subtle and soothing.

    • #28 by tialys on November 15, 2019 - 17:54

      That sounds better!

  13. #29 by Dartmoor Yarns on November 15, 2019 - 19:57

    Well done you. Looks fab and I’ve seen the project pack and know the colours look much better than in your pic.
    Love the idea of a signature square.

  14. #30 by Born To Organize on November 16, 2019 - 21:40

    I love reading your description of Grey’s Anatomy. We’ve watched the entire series, and are current with this one. You’ve got lots of twists and turns ahead of you. It’s a prime time soap opera really, but I’ve found it to be quite addictive. Congratulations on finishing all your squares. They are a pretty lot.

    • #31 by tialys on November 17, 2019 - 10:21

      Oh! I didn’t realise it was still current. It certainly is addictive so I’ll just have to keep crocheting in the evenings to keep up – I will be awash with blankets by series 16.

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