You would not believe how quickly time goes by in this house. I've been meaning to post here for days now and finally I've found some time in between family life to share some news with you. Last week I spotted some new yarn from James C Brett which is a replacement for the now discontinued Kool Kotton. This yarn is called Cotton On and I really do prefer this to the Kool Kotton. It's a mix of cotton and acrylic and the colours are beautifully vibrant. I've come to the conclusion over the last couple of months that projects made of small squares are just not my thing and seem destined to end up in the UFO pile so for this yarn I picked a project I've been meaning to do for a long time. A simple Giant Granny! And so far it's coming along a treat. 24 rounds so far and the colours are working so nicely together. I guess you would like a look......
I've also been working away on my large Granny Stripe. I'm using King Cole Bamboo Cotton for this one. It's big, so each row/stripe takes a good while. I have 20 colours of the yarn and I'm hoping I can get four stripes of each colour to make a good sized blanket for the settee. The colours on this yarn are really lovely too, very saturated and it's beautifully soft.
I've also realised in my absence I haven't shared the new addition to our household with you. Oh yes, as if my life wasn't busy enough with four children, one dog and two cats, we now have a new puppy! His name is Deeks and I would love to see if anyone knows where the name comes from! He is a Border Collie and is growing right before our eyes. He is now a very lively 16 weeks and making his presence very well felt in our house I can tell you. No slipper, shoe, cuddly toy is safe anymore! Isn't he adorable with all his spots?
Well, I better go and return to my domestic duties, washing to hang out in the sunshine - I'm so glad the crazy weather has returned to sunshine again! And then four children are desperate for a bit of fresh air and some lunch!