tilly makes & bakes

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Hooked up!

Excuse the cheesy title for this post but i just couldn’t resist!
Well, I have been away from blogland for a little while but I have been busy busy busy. We recently spent several weeks abroad visiting family and it was during that time that my mum taught me how to crochet! YES!! We decided to jointly make a blanket for my two little girls- something they could use and keep as a memory forever. So mum started us off- bless her she made the blanket wide enough to fit on a single bed! Once I got the hang of it all we took turns doing the rows. And boy do those long rows take an age! Sure enough mum soon got bored and left me to it! Pffff… Ah well, here I am still going up and down making stripes, making stripes!
People have said I must be mad for doing this for fun but I actually find the repetitive motions of it all very therapeutic and relaxing. I still cannot believe how easy crochet is and am amazed everytime I see all that yarn being transformed into an ACTUAL blanket!
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I am so pleased with how it is coming along. I was initially worried a crochet blanket would end up looking granny-ish and old fashioned but I think the colours i went with make it look very lovely and modern. What do you think?

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