Here'a little peek at the new blanket...
...it's only five squares by four at the moment but is growing fast. I'm using my favourite greens, teals and turquoise but am adding more purple (another favourite colour) and brown.
It's my third attempt at starting a new blanket. The first two attempts were following a "scrumptious wave" pattern but I didn't like how they were turning out.
This was the second attempt. Nope, I still don't like it, though I loved one made in this pattern that I'd seen on flickr. I think I'm just liking granny square variations at the moment.
Depsite getting the crochet bug, I also recently dug out a tapestry cushion cover I'd started about a year ago, and have doubled the amount of completed stitching.
Interest in this is starting to wane a little again now though. I'm also hoping it won't look too grannyish once finished and there's perhaps just a bit too much pink and yellow in it for my liking. I'll persevere.
As for the patchwork, it's at the bottom of the pile, feels too much like a summer project somehow.
Aside from crafting I have loads of other jobs started but not finished. last night I took a hammer to the loose wall covering in our porch.
This is what the wall now looks like. Not good! But at least we can see what's there and get it sorted properly.
This is some of the rubble, it turned out it was concrete not plaster, and it was a dusty job taking it off.
The bigger pieces are on the steps outside.
As you can see, it's raining here now. This means that I'm also not able to work on the doors and gates I was midway through stripping of their peeling varnish. Here's hoping the weather improves before too long as I've lots of jobs I want to get done before winter. I've definitely got that end of summer feeling now!