Sneeze-along

I had plans for this weekend – some clearing up in the garden, cleaning the interior of the limery and general outdoor sorting out. However, Saturday morning dawned with my nose running like a small stream and frequent fits of sneezing. Plus, outdoors it was raining.

So Mr Snail lit the fire and made me frequent cups of tea and I snuggled up on the sofa with a crochet hook, a box of wool and a pattern. You may remember some months ago I mentioned my plans to make a Sophie’s Universe blanket out of 100% British wool. At the time, I shared this preliminary picture:

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all set to go

I had made a little start on the project on Friday night, so I began with this on Saturday morning:

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part 1

By Saturday afternoon, I’d drunk a lot of tea and got this far…

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progress

It was too dark to photograph my work when I went to bed, but before the light fades today, this is the current state of play:

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part 3 completed

So, the garden may still be awaiting my attention, but I’m not so sneezy and I have had a very creative weekend.

-oOo-

The wool is a combination of Cambrian Mountains Wool, WoolyKnit Blue faced Leicester and West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester (yes Woolyknit write it as two words and WYS as one).

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  1. Ann Pole

     /  November 5, 2017

    Such creativity when you are all sneezy. Well done Mr SoH for looking after you and you for starting on what looks like a beautiful blanket. Today saw the completion of a bit of crazy paving that we’ve been meaning to do for ages. Yes, I will photograph it when dry and write a bit about it, and I know I still owe you a bit about the Peach House. How many words is a good size? Incl photos I assume? Get well soon, and enjoy your book when it arrives. XXX

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  2. A lovely way to spend a sneezy weekend. Get well soon.

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  3. Hope you are feeling a bit better by now. Lots of liquids and lots of rest 🙂

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  4. You’ve started!
    It looks beautiful, just your colours. I’m really going to enjoy watching your progress. I expect you know there is a Sophie’s Universe group on FB. I belong, I love seeing how different colours make the pattern look. Do hope the sneezles are retreating swiftly.

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  5. This looks wonderful. I was really hoping you would share your progress with us. It is certainly a silver lining to feeling poorly. Get well soon!

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  6. Hope the cold gets better quickly for you, Jan 🙂
    I bought my Sophie book ages ago, and still haven’t made a start on it, so it’ll be nice to see your one progressing, while I procrastinate 🙂

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  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better. The blanket looks great and the garden will still be there next weekend.

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  8. Your colour choices have not suffered due to having a cold – it is already looking most attractive! I’ve always wanted to make one of these things – have I said that before I wonder 🙂 Maybe you will inspire me to finally commit.

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  November 5, 2017

    Beautiful. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

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  10. I hope you are feeling better. It sounds like you’ve had a very good nurse! You’ve made great progress too 😊

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  11. I love the Sophie CALs. It’s my plan to make one some day. Well done on being productive, even when ill!

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  12. That’s lovely, like a deep purple pansy with white bits. OK, not very eloquent, but you get the idea. Poor Snail, I hope you’ll be feeling better very soon, but at least you put the sneezy downtime to good use.

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  13. Obviously downtime means nothing to you. Tat’s a really pretty pattern and colour choices,
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  14. That’s so pretty! How large will it end up being?

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  15. So Sorry…. I’ve had it too…There is a down side of being with real people!!

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  16. I love the color combinations! Will the finished blanket be round or does it get squared off at some point?

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