This past week Caveman and I spent a few days at the little cottage in Yorkshire that we love so much. It was wonderful to be back there, partly because it’s a gorgeous place to be and partly because it was a much needed change of scenery.
As Caveman took his new laptop (I feel like a laptop widow right now!) I took some crochet and embroidery. I thought some easy and relaxing crochet was the way to go and my still growing granny stripe blanket was ideal. During our stay there were some gloriously bright but slightly chilly days, but it was a great opportunity to take some lovely pictures of the blanket:
The blanket is growing nicely and I am still really enjoying working on it, although it does feel like a labour of love. I also know that at some point I need to stop making rows and start on the border. Now that WILL be a mammoth task!
I particularly love the picture below of the blanket all neatly folded and sitting in the sunlight:
While we were away I was troubled terribly by an awful breakout of eczema and hardly slept for a few days. Despite wishing we could stay longer in Yorkshire I was glad to get back home to see my doctor and I am pleased to report that my skin is feeling much better. My lack of sleep resulted in a snooze on the settee one afternoon and it was the first time I ever actually used the blanket for its final intended purpose. I am pleased to report it was luscious!