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    Sky Blanket 2021 April Update

    I cannot believe we are now in May. The first few weeks of the year seemed to drag on endlessly, obviously not helped by the weather and lockdown. But now, suddenly we’re here. One third of the year done. And…

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    Sky Blanket: March Update

    Last Wednesday was the last day of March, and the last day before my kids broke up for the Easter holidays. They have only been back at school for three weeks and three days, but we were all so ready…

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    Lockdown Blanket Is Complete

    What a year it has been. There have been yarn shortages, heat waves and wrong colours. Throw in a global pandemic, lockdowns and homeschooling and I think it’s fair to say that the last twelve months have been a bit…

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    Sky Blanket: February Update

    It is hard to believe that a whole month has passed since my last post. I had so many plans for posts, but somehow have not managed to write them. I blame homeschooling, as I have lost my computer to…

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    January In Blanket Form

    After approximately eleven years, January is finally over. What a month it has been: full national lockdown (again) and homeschooling on top of what is already January. Gah. I have always known that sewing and crochet are good for my…

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    Another Lockdown Blanket Update

    It has been a while, but as we are now in lockdown again, I feel it is time for another lockdown blanket update. Much like 2020 itself, the making of this blanket has posed questions and dilemmas. The biggest problem…

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    Sky Blanket 2021 is GO!

    In case you missed it, 2020 is finally over. This can only mean one thing: my sky blanket 2021 is GO! Really, that is probably the only thing that changed with the new year. We are in tier four, my…

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    Why is a Granny Square called a Granny Square?

    Over the last few months I have spent a lot of time working on my Lockdown Blanket. The simple, repetitive stitch has been good for my anxious mind during these very strange times. Last week I taught my daughter to…

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    Lockdown Blanket Update

    A couple of months ago I faced a Lockdown Blanket dilemma. I had finally found two balls of yarn after weeks of trying. Unfortunately they turned out to be very different colours to my original yarn, despite being the same…

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    Lockdown Blanket Dilemma

    A few weeks ago I ran out of yarn for my lockdown blanket. Way back in March I had bought five of the lovely Caron cakes thinking that would be plenty to make a granny square for a double bed.…