Saturday, 22 June 2013

And that was last week...



And last night I finished the 12th combination square of my crochet - now I just have to start making duplicates so that I have enough to make an item out of them.  I have no idea how many I am going to need, but 60 would be a nice number - 5 of each - to aim for.  As we head into the last full week of June, I feel that I have achieved my target for the month of learning how to crochet - I know I don't know it all yet, and the tension needs improvement, but I have the basic idea of the granny square under control, and that feels like a vast improvement on where I was three weeks ago, tied in knots!

In other news, we have also achieved our savings target for the month, slightly reduced for June, and £500 is safely stashed away.  I've had bills to pay and wanted a little leeway, but we are back to the target for July of £750.

Today I am taking the girls and a friend to UEA in Norwich, which is why I am up so early.  Things to do before we set off from here at 7.45am.  It is raining now, but I am hoping that this body of rain will have passed and the forecast showers will be all that is left to trouble us for the rest of the day.  We've got a lot to see before we get home tonight!

4 comments:

Laura // No More Spending said...

Well done on achieving your savings target this month Morgan...and mastering those granny squares :)

Angela said...

UEA's good- and manageable from where you live.
re crochet squares- how big are they? 60 would give you a blanket 6 x 10 [or 5 x 12, 4 x 15, 3 x 20, OR 2 x 30, but that's a scarf!] Aim for a ratio of about 2:3 - that's "easy on the eye" - so when you get to 54 squares, lay them out 6 x 9 and see if you want to add any more. [My patchwork bedspread is 6 foot x 8 foot]

Morgan said...

@Ang - thanks for the advice re the squares - I'll lay them out when I get that far. Good to know :)

@Laura - thanks!

rabbitquilter said...

Good Grief!! I go on holiday for a week and while I'm away you make a blanket (nearly!!!) Well done you!!! Hope you are feeling better now too. regards, Heather