Wednesday, 2 March 2016

WOYWW it's been a looooong time!

Hello everyone, I thought that I would give you an update on my newest crocheting project, and as it is Wednesday, I would link to Julia Dunnit's 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday' blog post. I used to visit and blog for this post fairly regularly, but as we all know, life gets in the way, and I have not had a chance to pop in for ages.

My craft desk is messy, as per usual, and don't even mention the rest of the room! I am recovering from an op at the moment, it is a long haul, and I just cannot lift some of the heavier boxes to have a proper tidy up. It is my intention this year to declutter the room, and get rid of things that have not been used for more than a year or two. I have this feeling that it would be unfair to leave a mess for the family to sort out after I have gone, lol! I have no intention of shuffling off just yet, but I would like to be able to get to the four corners of the room, so a good tidy up would be a sensible thing to do.

I generally work on our large dining table in our very light and airy extension. This room is perfect for crafting, as the space is much less cluttered than my craft room, and I have lovely views of the garden to inspire me as I work. At the moment, I cannot show you much of what is lurking on that table, as there are DT projects as yet to be revealed.

My current 'desk' is the sofa, where I have been crocheting most evenings, accompanied by one or the other of my two cats.

Having finished my Lily Pond blanket recently, I have moved onto a larger sunny log cabin blanket, designed by Lucy from attic24. The rainbow colours are really beautiful, and very cheery on these colder, often gloomy days. I am looking forward to putting the blanket together, as it has a very clever design of hot and cold colour sections, that create larger diamonds once the squares are all attached together. So far, I have only completed three larger squares around the smaller granny squares, but you may start to see the larger pattern starting to form:

I have crocheted all sixteen of the smaller granny squares in readiness to finish the big squares, and am sewing my ends in as I complete each square. There is an element of darning required due to the nature of the pattern design, otherwise the ends could be crocheted in as you go along.

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit to my makeshift desk today, and I will try to pop along to see as many of you as possible. Thanks for stopping by, xx


Barb said...

I hope you are soon fully recovered from your operation. Your crochet squares look great. What lovely happy colours you've used. Hugs, Barbx #16

Caz Neton said...

Get well soon!
Love the crochet - such beautiful colours.
I was a long time AWOL too until last week....yes, life does get too much in the way sometimes!!
xx #37

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I can identify with you on so many levels!! First the desire not to leave loads of stuff when you 'pop off'! Since clearing my parents' bungalow, I have been de cluttering like a mad woman. It'll all happen in good time though, take good care of yourself while recuperating and then you can attack it with a vengeance :-)
I'm a Lucy Attic 24 fan too (in fact I got the pattern for this week's blankets from one of her tutorials) and I love the log cabin squares,they're a bit of a different look from the usual crochet stuff. Your cat under the square tickled me, that's what mine do too, lol!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful crochet squares, Judith! You look very cushy on the sofa with the kitty on your lap! Thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #34

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE those gorgeous vibrant colors. So glad you are recovering, and I can't help but think when we do things like this that are creative and use our crafty hands that we heal even faster! Thanks so much for the visit today too. Have a lovely week. Sandy Leigh #36

Evelyn Browning said...

Your 'desk' looks lovely & comfy & it looks as if one of the cats approves not just of the sofa but your crocheting. It's a very clever design isn't it? The hot & cold placement makes a magical final design. With your eye for colour I can really appreciate this being a superbly cheering project for you to be working on whilst recuperating.

Lisca Meijer said...

I hope you get well soon. Just take it easy.
Oh what a lovely blanket, the log cabin one. I think Mamapez (Kate Perry) made one too. I have looked at that website and i like it a lot. Only I'm not sure where I would get all those colours from as that is the key to the beauty of the blanket.
Thanks for visiting,
Have a good week,

Twiglet said...

Thanks for calling at my desk! Glad you like the twiddle mitt. Your crochet looks fab - I love those bright colours. x Jo

sue jones said...

That looks like thw perfect place to craft while recovering from your op - nice and cozy too. Thanks for dropping by earlier - have a lovely week. soojay xx

Kathyk said...

Now THAT'S my kind of desk! Glorious crochet



cuilliesocks said...

Hello Judith, what a wonderful blanket this is going to be, the colours are so bright and sunny, even the cool shades. I love the puss sitting on your legs covered with the blanket as you crochet, they do know the best placed to sit.
Looks a fabulous selection of yarn on your sofa.
Hope you are continuing to improve, but take it easy, Kate x

Jackie Mackay said...

Looks like you have a cosy space there and the cat obviously thinks so! We all get the wool out when the weather is colder. Yes the thought of leaving all the mess when we leave has occurred to me and my friend Steph. We have a pact the whoever is left clears the others stash - no one else would appreciate it! Have a great week x Jackie 23

Diane Futrell said...

Love those squares. And a comfy desk! 😉
Diane WOYWW #31

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely to see you Judith. I'm an evening crocheted too, but nothing as intense (or vibrant) as you are working on, it's lovely. Continue to improve, but take it easy gal.

Sue said...

Hi Judith, Hope you are taking it easy after your op. No point over doing things.

I did smile at you wanting to sort out, so your family doesn't have as much to sort. I have been doing the same this year. Like you I don't intend going yet:)

Loving the crochet. You might find this useful

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #19

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely colors...thanks for the visit. I have declutter on my list also. Some things I've donated and don't even know what I took there. Don't want my sons to think I was a hoarder in later life !!! Continue to improve with your health issues, spring, & sunshine will help.

Helen said...

when I see gorgeous makes like this, I wish I could get the hang of crochet... but it eludes me. thanks for dropping by already and admiring the Paperartsy goodies!! Helen #2

Sharon said...

Beautiful colours in your crocheting.

I hope your operation recovery goes well. The sofa sounds like a great place to be and the cat looks happy.

Sharon K #42

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Judith, LOVE those deliciously vibrant colours in your crochet and your photo made me smile - my little cat used to like to "help" me crafting and I do miss his company, even though he didn't really mix too well with balls of wool. Take care of yourself, and have a great week :o) Annie C #25

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous gorgeous crochet, Judith! Love to see your kitty too - they always like to snuggle up and get warm, don't they! Thanks for your lovely comment - I'm feeling very encouraged at the moment and picking up the threads of my life again, and enjoying getting back to music again after so long, too. I hope you make a speedy recovery from your surgery - nothing better than to relax on the settee and do some crochet and cuddle a kitty.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Angela Radford said...

Thanks for the visit to mine. You look cosy there. Have a great woyww, Angela x 22

Neet said...

Yes, enjoyed my visit, love the crochet. Your 2nd paragraph says it all - my exact sentiments too. Love poppies what a delightful name your home has.
Hugs & thanks for visiting me
Neet 1 xx

Angie said...

I can relate to the not being able to tidy and working from a chair for the last several months. It amazed me how messy the space seemed to get when I wasn't even using it! I love the colors of that log cabin blanket very bright and beautiful! Thanks for the visit and I hope you continue to feel better each day!
Angie #48

Morti said...

Hi Judith

I hope your recovery is speedy and you're back to your normal self ASAP. I think we've all been there at some point or another.

My family are all getting quite exasperated as I seem to have spread from my craft room to the sofa and the dining table too. Every so often I have a bit of a tidy up but it soon creeps back!

Thanks for stopping by this week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your couch looks like a lovely place to while away the hours, especially with feline company. Loving that bold color blocked quilt. Thanks for the visit earlier. I'm not just clearing out the craft room, but the whole house. We're moving. So. Much. Stuff. PJ #47

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Love your blanket project, I'm thinking it's time to start another one . I am supposed to be crocheting a cardigan but I've started 3 patterns and pulled them all out

okienurse said...

I have problems making it to WOYWW every week also and with spring planting and gardening to be done it will be come even harder to get it all done. Love your beautiful crochet blocks. Can't wait to see it done. Make sure to post so we can see! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Vickie #58

Nikki C said...

Your blanket looks like it will be very warm and cheerful once finished. Happy WOYWW late hugs Nikki 4

Kyla said...

ooh that is a lovely crotcheted blanket, loving the colours.
Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #17

Marit said...

Crotcheting on the couch... feet up... now thát looks nice and cosy! Enjoy!!! Thanks for your visit to my blog last week... it's already a new week and I'm laaate with my visits... enjoy your week and see you next Wednesday! Love from the Netherlands, Marit #57

505whimsygirl said...

My workdesk is my comfy chair as I knit! Your crocheting is just beautiful. I love the mix of colors.

Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (45)

Clair said...

Hi Judith! Thanks for visiting earlier in the week - I'm a little late catching up this week! Lovely to meet someone new (or new to me) and to see your lovely crochet work. Those colours really are lovely! Hope to see you again on Wednesday!

Clair #8

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great makeshift desk there Judy and can imagine crocheting a blanket like that is nice and cosy in your weather over there!
happy belated WOYWW.. :D
Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

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