Day 40

Day 40

On tuesday I leaned a new yarny skill, I learned the magic loop technique for small diameter knitting. Today, Thursday, I learned another new yarny skill. Today I learned how to crochet granny squares. And here is what I made.


This will be gifted to a Ravelry member who is making a blanket with squares randomly sent to her. It also answered a Nerd Wars challenge so that is good.

Further to bedroom week, I have had some bath things that I know I’m never going to use (I’d have used them by now…) on the random acts of kindness group someone this month asked for bath things so I am going to be sending a small bottle of bergamot cream bath, sandalwood bath crystals, and some body butters. None of this leaves me short, quite the opposite, it gets items out of my flat and to someone who hopefully will enjoy them. I very rarely take a bath, I’m a shower girl. I have kept a big bottle of relaxing bubble bath so I still have the option but the other ones can go to someone who can appreciate it.

I think I am getting hooked on helping others. I used to be a volunteer with the Samaritans, a telephone helpline for depressed and suicidal people, but for many reasons I had to stop doing it. I didn’t realise how much I missed being there for others in someway. I hope nobody thinks that’s why I’d like a career in sign language – I like that interpreting makes a more equal playing field for people but I also truly love the language. I love studying how the language works and how it is built, it’s fascinating. Some things can be said that bit more clearly in sign language. I love that.

So, bedroom week is moving slowly but surely. Tomorrow and Saturday I’ll be able to do a couple of smaller things that will make a huge difference. I won’t chicken out of photos on Sunday this time!

KT :-)

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  1. ooh I’m learning granny squares and have made some for her too this weekend! Jinx!

    Your corners look nicer than mine. I’m using a 3.5mm hook and dk yarn and you don’t really see that turning chain. Is yours just one chain too? Yours just looks more open in general. It must be hook/yarn difference.

    Aren’t they the most fin thing though?! I am going to make my own blanket of them now. Such quick and portable things. Will be great to work on in the summer too. yay! Go us!

    1. I used an aran weight (with the extra silver thread) and a 5mm hook for mine. The chain between shells on side shells was one and two chain stitches at corners. I used bethintx1’s tutorial on YouTube. She’s taught me all my crochet so far but that means I crochet with an American accent. I didn’t even know that the UK used different terminology at first.

      It was surprisingly quick. I can see why they are so popular. But I’d be worried I’d get bored doing a full blanket. It might be a good longer term project to dip in and out of though, like people do with hexipuffs (I have that pattern but I’ve still not made any puffs yet.)

      1. ahh, mine don’t have a chain between the ones on the length and they only have a 1chain at the corners.
        I’m pretty sureI got my pattern from the attic24 blog but I can’t find a link. I’ll have to go and check I’ve been doing it right! I was making them from memory so I could have been going wrong!

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