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The never-ending knitting story…

…that’s finally finished! If you have been a long-suffering follower of this blog then you may remember, way back in September 2012, I embarked on a knitting project. I got rather enthusiastic trying out lots of different patterns and the aim was to knit squares to create a blanket. The problem was however that some of the patterns pulled the wool in differently which meant that although I started with the same number of stitches, the size of the ‘squares’ differed greatly. I carried on in my enthusiasm and knitted in total about 17 squares and then life got busy and I lost interest as I began to realise that it was going to be tricky to do something with these pieces of knitting…however…

Throw (1)…here it is, thanks to the ever-patient Patient Mama whose skills in knitting and crochet know no bounds! Somehow, and I’m not sure quite how, she managed to crochet round the edges of each sample to turn them all into squares of the same size.

Throw (3)She then, very kindly, joined them together. The Patient Mama is a star – fact!

Throw (2)There were two squares left over so these have now been attached to some cushion covers!

Throw (4)I now have a beautiful, cosy blanket thrown over an armchair and I love it because it was a joint effort. I think there’s something to be said for people working on something together. One such large scale craft project is the Scottish Tapestry which is currently touring around Scotland; over 1000 stitchers from across Scotland worked on this project to produce a work of art which depicts Scotland’s history and heritage. Apparently it is amazing so I am going to seek it out at some point this year.

Have you worked on a craft project with family members or friends? Have you seen the Tapestry? I’d love to hear your thoughts and any recommendations you have for future craft projects!

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