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Favourite CAL/KAL...

Sophie's Universe Blanket CAL by Dedri Uys

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Current favourite yarns...

Caron Simply Soft

Current favourite books...

Animal Hats book by Vanessa Mooncie

Autumn Daze Pack

28/10/2015 10:00

I haven't had a chance to sit and write a blog for a while, as we have been getting ready for the winter rush. All the new yarns have been coming in to the shop, as well as the patterns (eugh, patterns. I know you all love patterns, and need them, but eugh. They are one of my least favourite jobs - scanning, uploading them to the website, sorting them. It takes FOREVER. Which is the main reason there are a lot more patterns in the shop than there are on the website at the moment. We are slowly sifting through the backlog, but EUGH.)

Anyway, aside from us all going a bit loopy here trying to fit yarn into spaces we don't really have in the shop (no really, THERE IS NO MORE SPACE. Who wants to buy me a new shop?), my blanket is coming along nicely... it doesn't look any different to last time, so I don't have any new pictures of it, as it is the same stripey progression (and, if I am honest, it is at home, and if I don't do this blog post today, it will be another month). However, I'm having trouble deciding what to do with it. It was going to be one big stripey blanket, but then I thought it might look good if I made it a square, then edged two sides with stripes going the opposite way, and then two final sides of edging going the other way - so a bit like a log cabin pattern, but on a larger scale.

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Not enough hours...

09/08/2015 13:21

Life. It gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it?

You'd be forgiven for thinking I'd run away over the past month. I haven't posted much on Social Media in general, and I haven't blogged at all. But between drowning under work, being poorly, a teeny sneaky holiday, and a lack of staff due to holidays, I keep getting to the end of the day having not made a dent in my to do list.

Or rather I get to the morning on my drive in to the shop and my brain is bombarded with all of the things I was supposed to do the day before. And then I get in to the shop and promptly forget them all.

I'm beginning to feel a little bit like this headless Happypotamus...

 

Headless Happypotamus...

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Blanket Planning...

09/06/2015 13:46

Blankets. Huge big projects that lots of people find intimidating.  To others, blankets are addictions. I have customers who have 4 or 5 blankets on the go at once! For me, they are oh so therapeutic. That final stretch when you are sewing in your ends and you can see the end in sight... bliss.

I have decided to start making blankets again, as it has been so long since I have done one.  I ummed and aaahed about what stitch, what colours, what size (no really? I hear you ask - but you are always so decisive? *snort*)

I have a giant bag of Stylecraft Special DK colours all left over from when we used to sell shade cards and I thought I should really do something with them.  So out they all came for some inspiration. I had an idea in my head of roughly what I wanted it to look like - autumn!

Blanket Planning...

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About Me

Mrs Sconch & the Sconchlet!

I am a mummy and wife and obsessed with making things, learning new skills and teaching others. I run Sconch, an online yarn shop, as well as having a bricks and mortar shop in Braintree, North Essex. This blog is my place to rant and get free therapy as well as share my favourite things.

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Current favourite yarns...

Caron Simply Soft

Adriafil Knitcol DK

Cygnet Seriously Chunky Mixes

Current favourite books...

Woolly Woofers book by Debbie Bliss

Granny Squares book by Susan Pinner

Animal Hats book by Vanessa Mooncie

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