Just Dropping By…

I’ve been playing around with the theme of the blog (you noticed, right?!) this morning and so far all I have done is installed a new one, I’ll have to sort out pictures on old posts later as I don’t think they are showing up properly. I have a sick little boy at home with me today who doesn’t like me making too much noise so I’ve popped into the “office” while he is watching tv under a blanket to escape to blogland for a little while.

So, what’s been going on in the kitchen since I last posted then? Well, we escaped the house last week and hit the library for the third week in a row. The kids will be visiting our local library soon with school so I popped in a couple of weeks ago to sort out membership etc and it’s a good job I did because we had 5 overdue books dating back to April 2006!! Two were mine and three were the girl’s. Imagine, the last time we’d been to the library, the boy wasn’t even born!

This mammy is delighted that we’ve rediscovered the library though as I’ve found out I can borrow cookbooks! How did I not know this already?! This weeks cookbook is Martin & Paul’s Surf n’ Turf by Martin Shanahan and Paul Flynn that accompanied last year’s tv series. Haven’t had much chance to look in it so far but I’ll try and pop up a little review before the end of the week *coughs*



I’m also reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult and I must admit I’m having a hard time getting into it. I’m not really sure why, maybe I’ve just got too much other stuff going on at the moment. I’ve read one of her other books (Plain Truth) that I really liked but can’t help but wonder what the twist at the end of this book will be so that’s distracting me too. Ah well, I’ll persevere.

The Not So Bright Blanket

Crochet wise, I made a start on the “Bright Blanket” from Simply Crochet issue one a couple of weeks ago which was coming along nicely, until I got a wee bit sidetracked and started another one. I may have to rename it “Not So Bright” Blanket due to the darker colours. I have 5 squares completed out of 20 although one of them I think I’ll re-do because it doesn’t look right with the others. Otherwise I’m pretty pleased with the progress.

In The Box: 52 Granny Squares waiting for a new home!

I’m less than pleased however, with my granny square blanket. I have still only completed 52 squares – all totally random colour choices but I love them. We have a small camping trip pencilled in for Easter weekend though so I’d better get cracking!

In my eagerness to learn how to “Join As You Go” I started a couple of new granny squares last week, “just to see if I could do it…” well I was so pleased with my new skill that I continued and joined 4 squares then gave them a bit of a border too. Not sure where I’m going with this yet, probably a cushion cover because I already have two blankets on the go and I really want to get them done before Easter. Hmm, we’ll see!

Experimenting With “Join As You Go”




  1. Ruth says:

    I’ve a sick little boy here to, think the bug is doing the round. Looking forward to the review, might take the book out after you even if its good and best of luck with Tenth Circle. Loving the squares and you’ve got a nice little collection. The four joined up will make a pretty cushion cover.

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